One hundred years ago almost 3,000,000 people visited a fair on an unimpressive piece of scrubland between the two prosperous South Dublin villages of Ballsbridge and Donnybrook. The Irish International Exhibition, however, wasn't just a funfair of swings and roundabouts, but an ambitious enterprise designed to show off the best of Irish industry and crafts, and to attract visitors from overseas to sample its myriad entertainments. Enormous buildings rose to the sky and a wonderful array of exhibits and attractions went on display. It was an extraordinary feat of organisation, and of entrepreneurship.
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Author Biography - Brian Siggins
Brian Siggins has been a member of the Old Dublin Society for more than four decades, and was for many years Honorary Secretary of the society. He has written many articles on the local history of Sandymount, Ringsend, Irishtown and the surrounding villages in The Dublin Historical Record and News4. The Great White Fair: the 1907 Exhibition is his first book.