1960s Ireland Seen Through A Vintage Collection Of Snapshots
1960s Ireland seen through a vintage collection of snapshots is like a walk back in time when things and people were a whole lot more different than they are today. That’s without a question, without a doubt!
The 1960’s were a crazy time to be alive all over the world, not just in Ireland, or Europe. It was the decade “of lovin'” and civic movements were popping up like mushrooms worldwide. It was a good time to protest, to gain civil rights and to experience life without the invasion of technology.
1960s Ireland was very picturesque, and as this snapshot collection from the National Library of Ireland will reveal, it was also a time when people were (or at least seemed) more relaxed and definitely happier.
The photos were shot in Dublin, the country’s capital city, in Galway and in Kildare. Locals should be able to spot the shooting locations, even now, over half a century after the snaps have been shot.
“My name is Colm Irwin and I was about 3,” the subject which appeared in the photo recalls. “It was strange how I came across the image it was in the evening had just looked at Sky News and for some unknown reason googled images of old Dublin and there was this image.”
“It’s a bit surreal seeing yourself in the picture. Haven’t really changed – a good bit taller and I still have my own teeth …” he concludes.
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