The Rush to the Bar, 1840-1841

From the Warder and Dublin Weekly Mail, 21 November 1840:

“The French war, and the other more prominent national mischiefs having been disposed of, and set, we hope, for the term of our natural life, to rest, we naturally turn our eyes upon the minor calamities which threaten our domestic system.  Among the latter, we regard as unequivocally the most formidable, ‘the rising Bar of Ireland.’  This excrescence from society is becoming so alarmingly developed, that if prompt measures read more

A Place of Trees: Dublin 7, 1066-1750

From Country Life, 1903:

“Though Ireland is now perhaps the worst wooded country of Europe, it at one time was rich in forests.  Before the invasion of the English, splendid woods were to be found round Eblana, as Dublin was then called.  The fair green of Oxmantown was once covered with woods that extended westward over the whole of what is now the Phoenix Park, that William Rufus drew the timber for the roof of Westminster Hall, where, as the chronicle of Dr. Hanmer has read more