History on Your Doorstep


Dublin City Council’s Historians in Residence (HIRs) and historian Liz Gillis, have written a special commemorative edition of the popular series History on Your Doorstep dedicated to Bloody Sunday.

The book is free and will be available to pick up in any Dublin City Library once public health restrictions permit branches to open again.

An electronic (pdf) version of the book is now available.

The book covers various aspects of the day and its aftermath with chapters on:

‘We have Murder by the Throat’: Bloody Sunday 21 November 1920 by Liz Gillis

Croke Park on Bloody Sunday, 21 November 1920 by Cormac Moore, HIR Dublin Central Area

Bloody Sunday 1920 in the Press by Mary Muldowney, HIR for the Central Area

Dick McKee: ‘A Famous Finglas Patriot’ by James Curry, HIR, Dublin North West Area

After Bloody Sunday…Murders, Raids and Roundups by Catherine Scuffil, Dublin South Central and South East Areas

The book was launched by the Lord Mayor of Dublin on Saturday 21 November.

Dublin City Libraries has also produced an online exhibition about Bloody Sunday as well as a podcast and reading list on Bloody Sunday.