Today's Monkstown is a creation of the nineteenth century,when the development of a commuter railway and the harbour of Dunlaoghaire ( then Kingstown) made it an attractive residential area. Created from the 13 century Monkstown Castle still available to view, this village has produced several scientists,distinguished humanitarians and was the home of two major international missionary movements. Monkstown still retains its Victorian atmosphere in the integrity of its architecture and in the intimate scale of its shops and above all retains a vigorous commitment to social justice. This book is an affectionate and evocative celebration of Monkstown's social and architectural heritage.
Dr Seamus Cannon is an educationalist with a love of local history, lecturer and former Director of the Blackrock Education Centre and is the editor of "The Book of DunLaoghaire" and "The Book of Bray". He is a resident of Monkstown. Carol Cullen is a local artist and photographer who collaborated with Fr Quilter in his research of Monkstown, she teaches both art and photography and is also a resident of Monkstown.
The History of Monkstown, - Early History - Early Traditions-The nineteenth century-The early Twentieth- The Buildings of Monkstown- Squares and Terraces- The Victorian Village-historic Buildings- The courts of Kingstown Some Notable Residents