The Irish port of Dún Laoghaire is full of reminders of its British past.
The Royal Irish Yacht Club, the Royal Marine Hotel and the crowns that adorn the top of public architecture.
About 13km (8 miles) south of Dublin, it used to be known as Kingstown and regularly returned unionist MPs.
The year of partition, 1921, and the ongoing Irish War of Independence, also left its mark on the area, according to the writer Julie Parsons whose grandfather was a local Church of Ireland rector.
She has researched what happened to his congregation after partition and independence, and came across the 1921 story of Andrew Knight, a tram ticket inspector.
He was 42 and married with five children – the youngest just eight.
He was murdered by the IRA after he identified to the police two men who got on board his tram.
“They were arrested and taken away and charged with IRA membership,” she says.