Most people know Dublin is a Viking city whose name is derived from old Nordic "Dubh Linn" meaning "Black Pool" but not as many know the direct Viking roots of Baldoyle -
Michael J. Hurley, a renowned historian and author, has previously regaled our boys with the fascinating history of our locality.
Michael was born in Baldoyle in June 1950. He has harboured a lifelong interest in the history of the local hinterland. Michael has written the following books on the locality:
Where Came Dark Stranger
The View from The Grandstand
The Train to Howth
Tales of Old Baldoyle
Baldoyle The Racecourse Village
Baldoyle, Portmarnock, Sutton -
An Introduction to The Wild Flowers of Baldoyle
He has also released two DVD programmes on the locality. He has a photo collection of some 3,000 local images and gives talks and walks and photo presentations to community groups in the area of north Dublin. Click here to contact Michael.