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', 'Articles, Particles, & Facts, '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. For family reasons Michael has lived in County Galway since 2013. He has subsequently published books in association with Lackagh Museum including 'The Fair of Turloughmore', 'By The Bank of the Clare', 'Turloughmore Dispensary', 'Carnoneen Chapel', and 'Natural Lackagh'. His latest e-books are on the subject of the Galway General Omnibus Company Limited, Galway Horse Trams, and Galway Bay Steamboat Company.

Books

By The Banks of The Clare. The River Clare through The Parish of Lackagh Co. Galway
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 24,480. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Environment
The story of the River Clare and its passage through the Parish of Lackagh, Co. Galway, Ireland. Read of the fishing and poaching, and of the starving labourers and attempts to end a serious flooding problem.
Me, Meself, and a Few Others: A Baldoyle Childhood
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 79,840. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European » Europe / Ireland
An autobiographical account of growing up in Baldoyle County Dublin Ireland in the 1950s.
The Fair of Turloughmore
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 29,310. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: January 5, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European » Europe / Ireland
The history, lore, and legends associated with this famous fair in County Galway, Ireland.
Ardfry House County Galway
Price: Free! Words: 13,520. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European » Europe / Ireland
The story of the House at Ardfry Co. Galway and of the Lords Wallscourt who lived there.
Baldoyle 1916
Price: Free! Words: 12,730. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European » Europe / Ireland
A description of the village of Baldoyle County Dublin in the year of 1916 and the part played by Baldoyle people in the Rising.
Rahasane Turlough from Photographs
Price: Free! Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Nature, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
A study of the area around Rahasane Turlough in County Galway in Ireland
Wish you Were Here: Howth from Old Postcards
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,010. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European » Europe / Ireland, Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography
The area of Howth County Dublin Ireland from old picture postcards taken throughout the twentieth century.
Sutton from Old Postcards
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,020. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European » Europe / Ireland, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
Sutton County Dublin Ireland as seen through old postcards
Galway General Omnibus Company Limited
Price: Free! Words: 15,170. Language: British English. Published: July 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Public Transportation, Nonfiction » History » European » Europe / Ireland
The Story of The Galway General Omnibus Company of County Galway in Ireland
A Postcard from Baldoyle
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European » Europe / Ireland
This book brings to the reader the postcard publishing history of this area of North County Dublin in Ireland.
The Hamlet of Howth Junction
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 9,300. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European » Europe / Ireland
The tiny hamlet of Howth Junction grew from the passing of the railway through this area of North Dublin in Ireland. The early inhabitants worked either on the land or on the railway. The late twentieth century saw the hamlet swallowed into the greater Dublin area thereby losing its identity as a small rural community. This book sets out to record the arrival of the railway here and the people
Baldoyle Musical Society - 40th Anniversary Book
Price: Free! Words: 11,010. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts » Theater / stagecraft
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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 18,690. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European » Europe / Ireland
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
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 18,030. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European » Europe / Ireland
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
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 16,460. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European » Europe / Ireland
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
Price: Free! Words: 13,330. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & 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
Price: Free! Words: 5,820. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & 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
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 53,090. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2012. Categories: 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
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 45,620. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2012. Categories: 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
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 33,980. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
This section of the comprehensive history deals with early settlements, Christianity, schools and horse racing
A Quick Guide To Old Baldoyle
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,010. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011. Categories: 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 Train To Howth
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011. Categories: 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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 46,150. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2011. Categories: 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 - Revised and enlarged edition
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 38,510. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011. Categories: 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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