Patrick Fagan

Patrick Fagan, a native of Crookedwood, County Westmeath, has spent the greater part of his life in the Civil Service in Dublin. Since his retirement he has devoted his time largely to research on eighteenth-century Dublin, and, in addition to the present work, has published The Second City: a portrait of Dublin 1700-1760 and A Georgian Celebration: Irish Poets of the Eighteenth Century.