Brave New Worlds? 150 Years of Irish Suburban Evolution

  • Ruth McManusEmail author
Part of the New Directions in Irish and Irish American Literature book series (NDIIAL)


This chapter presents a concise overview of the evolution and development of Irish suburbia from the nineteenth century to the present. As well as charting the changing nature, form, function and meaning of the Irish suburb, the chapter also recognises key phases in its development that reflect social, political and economic change. It reveals that while the growth and development of Irish suburbia largely mirrors the American and British experience, Irish suburbia has its own particular character and unique cultures.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of History and GeographyDublin City UniversityDublinIreland

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