New Book Launch The Island Imagined by The sea

28 Apr 2014

A new book by Kieran McNally “The Island Imagined by The sea - A History of Bull Island” will be released on May 28th at 6.30pm in The Rathlin Suite in the Marine Hotel, Sutton Cross.

The Island Imagined by the Sea is a history of Dublin’s Bull Island, which lies just off Clontarf and is believed to have existed for less than 200 years.

The book is a weave of social, ecological and personal history. The social component covers items such as notable shipwrecks, plundering, some prehistory (the Battle of Clontarf), Captain Bligh, James Joyce’s ‘bird girl’, the island’s many tragic suicides and one or two murders. . . . The book concludes by suggesting that Bull Island’s ecological problems are a useful symbol for what is happening in our world. 

There is much we can learn from this island imagined by the sea.

For more information contact or 01 8511458