The Poor Unfortunates

Terry Fagan
The Monto

Local historian Terry Fagan is not your typical folklorist. But then again Dublin's Monto and its people are not typical subjects.

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Born and reared in Corporation Buildings, the heart of the one-time notorious red-light district. Terry had six brothers and two sisters and grew up with a strong sense of the history and the legend in which Monto was immersed. Starting out delivering 'meals on wheels' Terry became immersed in the local community and soon began recording interviews to preserve the untold story of the area. Since 1981 he has publishing books through the North Inner City Folklore Project.