Michael. J Hurley

Biography

Michael John Hurley was born in Baldoyle County Dublin in June 1950. He has harboured a lifelong interest in the history of the local hinterland. Michael has written the following books on the locality: Where Came Dark Stranger, The View from The Grandstand, The Train to Howth, Tales of Old Baldoyle, Baldoyle The Racecourse Village, Baldoyle, Portmarnock, Sutton - A Local History,The Light of Other Days, An Introduction to The Wild Flowers of Baldoyle, A Quick Guide To Old Baldoyle, The Story of Stapolin. Cill Fhionntáin, Sutton, Baldoyle Musical Society 40th Anniversary, Baldoyle 1911 - The Census Year, The Great Northern Railway (Ireland) in the areas of Baldoyle, Howth, Sutton, County Dublin,The Howth Peninsula From Old Postcards (with Anne Murphy). He has also released two DVD programmes on the locality. He has a photo collection of some 3,000 local images and gives talks and photo presentations to community groups in the area of north Dublin.

Books

Baldoyle 1911 - The Census Year
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,140. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A look at the ordinary events in this north Dublin village in the year of the taking of the census, 1911. The book contains a description of events in Baldoyle and its hinterland as well as an analysis of the people who lived here, their family groupings and dwellings. Also includes statistics of marital status, occupations, children etc.
Baldoyle Musical Society - 40th Anniversary Book
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Price: Free! Words: 11,010. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
This book is the story of a highly successful and resilient amateur musical society based in the village of Baldoyle, Dublin, Ireland. The group produce a traditional pantomime and a full musical each year. This book which is generously illustrated tells the story of the society from 1972 to 2012.
The Great Northern Railway (Ireland) in the area of Baldoyle, Howth, and Sutton, County Dublin
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,080. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
The story of railway, tram, and bus in this area of North Dublin in Ireland. This book brings together data from the previously published The Train To Howth and chapters from author's other publications. Many photographs, maps, and illustrations add to the depth of information in this book covering the life of the railway companies in the area from 1844 to the present date.
Sutton Cill Fhionntain, PART 1
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 18,030. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A local history of the area of Sutton, County Dublin, Ireland. Read of coastguards, early twentieth century childhood, Martello Towers, railway, schools, churches, and houses large and small in this neighbourhood of Howth Peninsula.
Sutton Cill Fhionntain, PART 2
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 16,460. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A local history of the area of Sutton, County Dublin, Ireland. Read of coastguards, early twentieth century childhood, Martello Towers, railway, schools, churches, and houses large and small in this neighbourhood of Howth Peninsula.
An Introduction To The Wildflowers of Baldoyle
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,330. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Reference
An illustrated guide with detailed captions of about 120 native wild flowers of the area of Baldoyle, County Dublin, in Ireland.
Wild Birds of Baldoyle - An Introduction
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,800. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Reference
A brief description of the most common and numerous wild birds to be seen in the area of Baldoyle, County Dublin, Ireland. There are many illustrations included, both photograph and drawing by the author
Baldoyle, Portmarnock, Sutton; A Local History PART 3
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Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 53,090. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
This final section deals with such topics as Willie Nolan the golfer, local trades and tradesmen, folklore, customs,Portmarnock, Marian Park, heralth and housing,street furniture and some anecdotal articles.
Baldoyle, Portmarnock, Sutton; A Local History PART 2
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Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 45,620. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
Part 2 of this book deals with the areas of Grange and Stapolin, transport, fishing, Talavera House, farming , coastguard, and Sisters of Charity in Baldoyle.
Baldoyle, Portmarnock, Sutton; A Local History PART 1
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Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 33,980. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
This section of the comprehensive history deals with early settlements, Christianity, schools and horse racing
A Quick Guide To Old Baldoyle
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,010. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
This book gives a short explanation of the origins of placenames in the area of the old village of Baldoyle in County Dublin, Ireland.
The Story of Stapolin
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Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 13,030. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
Stapolin is the name of a townland close to the village of Baldoyle in ther Barony of Coolock in County Dublin Ireland. It is one of the longest inhabited locations in the area and was probably the site of early Viking settlement. The townland was home to the famous Baldoyle Racecourse which closed down in 1972. This book tells of the occupancy of Stapolin from earliest known records.
The Train To Howth
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
A brief history of the short branchline to Howth off the main Dublin to Belfast mainline. Written to mark the 150th anniversary of the branch opening in 1846. The branch was part of the much loved Great Northern Railway of Ireland.
Tales of Old Baldoyle
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 46,130. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
This book is a series of anecdotal tales from a rural village now absorbed into the greater Dublin area in Ireland. The village was changed for ever by the large scale housing development which too place from the mid sixties onward.
Baldoyle - The Racecourse Village
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,440. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
This book by Michael J. Hurley is a history of the village of Baldoyle in County Dublin, Ireland as a centre for horse racing from 1829 to 1972. The book contains documented history, as well as a series of reminiscences by the author who is native to the village of Baldoyle.

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