East Wall History Group Talk on Clontarf Island

26 Aug 2020

East Wall History Group has uploaded an interesting talk on Clontarf Island titled: Contagion, Cromwell and the Case of the Disappearing Island.

In this talk, Caitriona Ni Cassaithe traces the history of the now disappeared Clontarf Island which was a prominent feature of Dublin Bay right up until the late 1800s. The island served many uses over time and was used as a bathing spot, a quarantine for plague victims and a retreat for city dwellers. The last resident of this popular beauty spot was a Mr Christopher Cromwell, who spent his final ill-fated days on the island.

Follow the link to listen to the full talk on YouTube below and be sure to follow East Wall History Group on Facebook for more great local historical content.

Listen on Youtube