"'Phibsboro and Clontarf'"


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Many of the places mentioned by Veronica in the book are on the Northside of Dublin. The family was reared there and Ada's house was also in Phibsboro. Many of her siblings who stayed in Ireland appear to have settled in this general area. Veronica lives with her husband Tom and her children in a suburb called Booterstown in the more upmarket area of South Dublin.The areas mentioned Phibsboro, Clontarf, Constitution Hill are all within a fifteen minute walk of O'Connell Street Bridge.