Sunday 22 September 2019

New book captures bird's eye view of Dublin

An aerial shot of the Guinness plant in Dublin 8 by Dennis Horgan
An aerial shot of the Guinness plant in Dublin 8 by Dennis Horgan
Leslie Buckley, founder of the Haven Partnership, with broadcaster Pat Kenny and author Dennis Horgan at the launch of ‘Dublin – A View From Above’. Picture: Arthur Carron
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

"True blue Dubliner" Pat Kenny was on hand to launch Dennis Horgan's latest photographic book, 'Dublin - The View From Above' last night.

The hardback coffee-table book is filled with 240 stunning aerial shots of the city taken from 1,700 feet up.

Horgan took the pictures while hanging out of an open aircraft door.

"It took a bit of time, but I think the pictures give a new perspective to historic buildings, streets and monuments that we all know," he told the Irish Independent.

Christ Church Cathedral, O'Connell Street, St Stephen's Green and Dublin Castle all feature in the glossy book.

The sandy stretches of Dollymount and Sandymount Strand, Glasnevin Cemetery and the stands of Croke Park and are also captured in the pages.

This is Horgan's second book and follows the runaway success of the first, 'Cork - The View From Above', which showed the Rebel County from a bird's eye view.

"I think Dublin was much harder to photograph," said Horgan.

"It's a larger city but a smaller county and everything is very close together.

"The Four Courts is right opposite Wood Quay and Dublin is very densely packed, so navigating that was tricky."

Broadcaster Kenny said he was delighted to be launching the book.

"I was a huge fan of Dennis's first book and love this one," he said.

"It gives us an understanding of how the city works and exposes hidden beauties."

The launch was held in House on Dublin's Leeson Street and was attended by the founder of charity organisation Haven and INM chairman Leslie Buckley.

Irish Independent

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