Rathfarnham is one of the most fascinating and attractive parts of South County Dublin. Over the years it has witnessed some of the pivotal events in Irish history and has been home to some of the most important people in Irish social, religious, political and economic history, people who have left us a lasting legacy in the areas of culture, sport, music, art and literature, including W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, Evie Hone, George Bernard Shaw, J.M. Synge, Robert Emmet and Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
In this illustrated history, Maurice Curtis has created a vibrant and valuable record for all those with an interest in the life and times of Rathfarnham.