According to legend, Dundrum dates back to the seventh century, when St Nahi founded his monastery here, and for centuries it remained a rural village on the edge of Dublin. However, large-scale housing developments in the last fifty years and retail advances in the last decade have led to extensive changes in the character and makeup of the area. Local historian and author Hugh Oram explores its history by contrasting forty-five archive images with modern photographs taken by Vincent Clarke. Accompanied by detailed and informative captions, each page provides a vibrant and important record of the changing face of Dundrum.
Hugh Oram is a writer, historian, and book reviewer and is a regular columnist with Books Ireland. His previously published books include Ballsbridge Then & Now and The Little Book of Ballsbridge. Vincent Clarke is a professional photographer and chief cameraman with RTE.