Author(s): Pol O. Conghaile
Discover the inner sanctum of Freemason's Hall, see Napoleon's toothbrush, marvel at a hoax plaque hidden in plain sight on O Connell Bridge, try George IV's footprints for size, venture into a Georgian time capsule on Henrietta Street, cross the bridge beneath which William Rowan Hamilton had his Eureka moment, explore a museum flat preserved exactly as it was almost 100 years ago, tune into the world of vintage radio in a Martello Tower, spot Dublin's subterranean river, or post your thoughts in a mystery letterbox. Dublin offers endless opportunities for getting off the tourist grid - for peering into the city's fascinating past and present. All you need to know is where to look...and who to ask for. Secret Dublin - An Unusual Guide is an indispensable resource for those who thought they knew everything about the city, or who want to discover its hidden treasures. Skip the crowds and cliches, and really get beneath the city's skin...
Pol O Conghaile is a travel writer based in Dublin. He is Travel Editor at The Irish Independent and Independent.ie and a regular contributor to National Geographic Traveller and Cara Magazine as well as national TV and radio in Ireland. He has been voted Irish Travel Journalist of the Year an unprecedented five times and continues to travel widely in Ireland and overseas in search of new stories and adventures. However far he travels, his favourite city and return destination remain the same: Dublin. Follow Pol on Twitter at @poloconghaile, or visit www.poloconghaile.com