An illustrated history of Wood Quay over a one thousand year period is the subject of a new book by Jonathan Barden and Stephen Conlin.

Authors of a new book 'Dublin: One Thousand Years of Wood Quay', Jonathan Barden and Stephen Conlin, are on the Late Late Show to discuss their new book and take host Gay Byrne through a thousand years of Dublin history on the site of Wood Quay. 

The book provides artists impressions of the site at Wood Quay over a thousand years.

Stephen used a variety of source materials to illustrate the area. The illustrations are drawn from the same vantage point at various stages throughout the one thousand years and are accompanied by historical notes on the period presented.

In 984 Viking Dublin is well established.

In 1578 Christ Church Cathedral is now established.

In 1742 Wood Quay is a more built up place and the illustration depicts the area on the morning of the first performance of the Messiah.

In 1847 Dublin is in the grip of the hardest winter during the worst famine.

In 1978 the great march led by F.X. Martin, Chairman of Friends of Medieval Dublin.

In 1984 the site as it is today.