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Living Archives – Geraldine Murphy

Geraldine Murphy tells us about her childhood growing up near St.Annes park in Raheny. She tells us about the park and regales us with anecdotes about what they did in the area for fun when she was growing up. She also shares with us her mothers experiences ...

Living Archives – Hilda Beare

Hilda Beare moved to Raheny in the 1950’s. She tells us in great detail what the village was like at that time and how it has changed over the years. We hear stories of raising her children and she maps out how Raheny has developed over her time ...

Living Archives – John Haughton

John Haughton moved to Bayside in the late 1960s and tells us about the sense of community spirit that existed in the area at the time. The transport links were one of the factors that brought them to Bayside as well as his love of the sea which is located ...

Living Archives – Janet Flynn

Janet Flynn moved to Marino in 1957. She maps out the various local shops for us at the time and describes what it was like to live in the area at that time. She tells us about the family life at that time and what they did for entertainment. Podcast: ...

Living Archives – Declan Cahill

Declan Cahill moved to Clonshaugh Declan discusses what Dublin was like when he first moved here from Cork. He tells us of his memories of the Dublin Monaghan bombings in 1974. He talks about his home in Coolock and the quality of building at the time. Podcast: ...

Living Archives – Vincent Flood

Vincent Flood moved to Donnycarney/City Centre Vincent reads a short story from his autobiographical book “The Ambidextrous hound”. This particular story focuses on his family life after his father’s return to the family home at the end ...

Living Archives – Connie O’Reilly

Connie O’Reilly moved to Santry The change from having cattle in her garden to housing being built. Living beside the airport. What they did for entertainment at the time. transport links to the city centre. She speaks of her time as part of the ...

Living Archives – Jack Byrne

Jack Byrne moved to Coolock. Jack speaks about moving to Coolock in the 1960s, watching the area transform with the development of the factories (Cadburys, Tayto). The arrival of the Northside Shopping Centre. He also speaks of his own involvement in ...