Albert Perris A Ramble About Tallaght: History, People, Places


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A fascinating history of an ancient place, now utterly transformed by progress and modernity, a place unrecognisable even to those who lived there in the 1950s. From the first mention of Tallaght in legend in the Book of Invasions, through early Christian monastic settlements, castles and grand residences, Fenian raids and the Battle of Tallaght, car and motorcycle racing and an aerodrome, the rise and fall of a chocolate factory and a pioneering telecommunications firm, Albert Perris tells the often-surprising story of Tallaght. The once-tiny village in Dublin's foothills changed utterly towards the end of the twentieth century, with a massive population explosion and huge modernisation.

This accessible, entertaining and occasionally humorous book is beautifully presented with carefully selected and arranged images, photographs and original illustrations by the acclaimed illustrator Michael O'Brien.

About the Author

Albert Perris is a native of Tallaght and has been prominent in the promotion and preservation of Tallaght’s History and Heritage for 25 years. He has worked in a variety of professional roles in the voluntary, community and social care sector, including Independent Social Researcher- publishing a number of Social Research reports in the late 1990s; CEO with Respond Support, Head of Services with Alone and National Manager of Specialist Services with SVP.

1999 saw the publication of “Since Adam was a boy: An Oral Folk History of Tallaght” (TWS), preserving for future generation, the oral histories and memories of some of Tallaght’s oldest residents, collected over a two year period by Albert.

The founder and Author of the popular blog, ‘A Ramble About Tallaght’, his articles have been read over 161,000 times in a two year period.

He has recently been appointed to the role of Heritage Officer with Tallaght Community Council.

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