Alfie: The Life and Times of Alfie Byrne
Alfie Byrne was the rarest of things: a genuinely popular politician. And some man for one man, by all accounts! Born in inner city Dublin in 1882 he rose to serve ten terms as Lord Mayor of the city. An Irish Times article from 1956 stated 'If one awoke a Dubliner in the middle of the night, and asked him the name of the Lord Mayor, the chances are that he would mutter without opening his eyes "Alfie Byrne"'. 1882 also saw the birth of Eamon de Valera, who would become Ireland's most influential statesman, and James Joyce would become its greatest writer. All three made a singular impression, but one man is now forgotten. This book is the story of his life and times. The author, Trevor White, brings Alfie Byrne vividly to life and tells the story of a great personality, the living embodiment of Dublin.
Who wrote it?
Trevor White is the director of The Little Museum of Dublin. He founded and for many years edited The Dubliner magazine. He lives in Dublin.
How does it come?
Paper back 20 x 13 x 2 cm 249 pages
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