The Fitzgeralds of Dublin Series

The Fitzgeralds of Dublin Series is a captivating family saga set in 19th-century Ireland. Follow the lives of Will and Isobel as they face personal and professional challenges, uncover dark truths and discover new possibilities. The Fitzgeralds of Dublin Series will take you on a journey through Irish history, culture and society, with unforgettable characters and compelling stories.

As I publish each book in the series, I add blog posts with character profiles, location histories, and general background information. Below, I’ve listed all the posts so far and categorised them. Click the blue link to open the post in a new tab. All the posts contain an excerpt from the books.

Character Profiles

Meet Isobel Stevens

Meet Dr Will Fitzgerald

Meet Will’s mother – Sarah Fitzgerald

Meet Will’s father – Dr John Fitzgerald

Meet Will’s best friend – Dr Fred Simpson

Meet Fred’s wife – Margaret Simpson

Meet Isobel’s grandparents – Lewis and Tilda Greene

Meet Isobel’s brother – Alfie Stevens

Meet Isobel and Alfie’s mother – Martha Ellison

Meet Solicitor James Ellison

Meet Martha’s twin brother – Miles Greene

Meet Dr David Powell

Meet Gordon Higginson QC

Meet Dr Jacob Smythe

Meet Cecilia Ashlinn

Meet Peter Shawcross

Meet Evelyn Darby

Location Histories

A map of Dublin, Ireland – click/tap to open in a new tab

Merrion Square

The Liberties of Dublin

Monto: Dublin’s Red Light District

Fitzwilliam Square

St Patrick’s Hospital aka Swift’s Hospital

The Westmoreland Lock Hospital

Rutland Square

The Four Courts Marshalsea Debtors Prison

Dublin City Morgue and Coroner’s Court

The Ha’penny Bridge

Mount Jerome Cemetery

Wesley College


The Great Snow of January 1881

Dublin’s Coal Holes and Coal Cellars

Laudanum: The Aspirin of the Nineteenth Century

The Dublin Artisans Dwellings Company

Dublin’s Pawnshops

A Short History of Modern Cremation in the UK and Ireland

I’ve created a map with locations which feature in The Fitzgeralds of Dublin Series. As a few locations don’t exist anymore, some are approximate but I’ve been as accurate as I can. Tap/Click in the top right hand corner to open the map.

The Fitzgeralds of Dublin Series is



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