Hamilton has been called Martin Durkin’s adoptive home. Originally from a small Irish community west of Kingston, Durkin spent 5 years living in Corktown with his wife Kelly.
Over the past 15 years his life has been spent moving back and forth between his childhood home and here in the downtown core.
In 2014 Martin wrote SteelTown For Mary – Memoirs from a Dick, a book which Graham Crawford called ‘….a remarkably rich and evocative narrative told so adeptly by an author who knows how to use in almost impossibly few words to engage the reader. Durkin brings Hamilton and its characters to life stanza by stanza.’