About Pat Liddy

The majority of the content on About Dublin City was compiled and written by Dublin Historian, Pat Liddy.

Over the past two decades, Pat has documented Dublin's rich architectural, civic, cultural and political history. A committed conservationist, Liddy's traces the evolution of Dublin and also attempts to envision what the city will look like in 50 years time. His well-crafted illustrations lovingly recreate some of Dublin's great building in their original splendour. Pat has held a number of one-man exhibitions of his paintings in Dublin and Europe.

In eight excellent books Dublin Today (1984), Dublin Be Proud (1987), Dublin Stolen from Time (1990), Temple Bar Dublin (1992), Walking Dublin (1998), Dublin A Celebration (2000), Secret Dublin (2001) and last year's publication The Changing Landscape of Dublin (2003), Liddy has written about his favourite subjects, his own native city, it's buildings, people and scenery. At the dawn of a new millennium, Liddy feels that Dubliner's now have a newfound respect for the architectural heritage and is heartened by new civic initiatives to regenerate the inner city.

Pat Liddy was born and grew up in Phibsborough on Dublin's northside. The earlier part of his professional life was spent in Aer Lingus, Ireland's national airline. During the 1980s, his weekly-illustrated series, Dublin Today in The Irish Times proved to a great favourite of critics and readers. In1994, Pat left Aer Lingus to dedicate himself fully to his main pursuits; drawing, writing and exploring historic places. Dublinks is honoured to have such a respected historian as a contributor to our site. To find out more about Pat Liddy, check out the sites, www.patliddy.com. and www.dublincityinfo.ie.