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The Dublin Marilyn-bookcover

By: Jackie Devoy

The Dublin Marilyn

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The Dublin Marilyn transports readers back to 1960-80s Dublin through one girl’s coming-of-age amongst struggling inner city families. Capturing the era of booming post-war ‘Baby Boomers,’ this nostalgic tale highlights the tight-knit community binding battling neighbourhoods together.

Despite poverty and hardship, an unbreakable solidarity reigned - with helping hands extended whenever crises hit, and no pretensions of anyone being better than the next. Stitching tales steeped in humour and heart, the story unfolds in the lyrical lilt of working-class Dublin speech from a vanished time.

Whether reconnecting older readers to bygone memories or shocking younger minds with harsher lives, The Dublin Marilyn pays tribute to the humour and resilience of cities past. With evocative images complementing the rich narrative, immerse yourself in yesteryear’s vibrant streets – where community meant family and family meant everything.


Jackie Devoy was born in 1964 in the inner-city Dublin neighbourhood of Fatima Mansions. With grit and determination, Jackie has lived her life by the creed that hard work can help you achieve anything, no matter your background. Though faced with barriers like poverty and limited access to education, Jackie has always forged her own path. After starting a family, she resolved not merely to survive but to thrive – living out loud, pursuing happiness without apology or worry of judgement. Jackie’s inspirational story shows that circumstances at birth need not dictate the trajectory of one’s life. By boldly going after what she wanted, Jackie found success on her own terms as a reminder that the human spirit cannot be contained by socioeconomic status. Both her struggles and triumphs stand as a testament to working tirelessly towards your boldest dreams.

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