27 - 30 June 2024

Adrian Duncan

Little Republics, Jack Fitzsimons and Bungalow Bliss

Venue: Courthouse

Adrian Duncan's first non-fiction book, Little Republics: The Story of Bungalow Bliss, looks at the history of Irish bungalows, which became popular across Ireland (from the early 1970s to the late 90s) thanks to Kells' Jack Fitzsimons and his best-selling book of house designs, Bungalow Bliss. His book contained a selection of designs that could be used to build an affordable home. The designs were ordered from Fitzsimons either over the phone or by post, then put through the planning process and built. Anne Cunningham in the Meath Chronicle has written that Little Republics is 'a memoir of Duncan's childhood' while also an analysis of developments in rural Ireland of the late 20th century. Adrian will be in conversation with local conservation architect, Robert Miles.

Price €10
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