Fascinating Photos Show Everyday Life of Dublin in the 1960s

The decade of 1960s, saw rapid development, economic boom, and the rise of population in Dublin. The emergence of civil rights movements and student movements came to prominence in Ireland. The policies of protectionism were abandoned and the country was opened up to international trade and industry. RTÉ television began on the last day of 1961.

The censorship came to an end in the 1960s, and the provision of free post-primary education. The Civil Rights movement began in the North of Ireland, and the start of the troubles, which continued until the end of the century.

Here are some fascinating vintage photos that capture everyday life in Dublin from the 1960s. Also check, these cool photos of Dublin in the 1960s.

#9 A bunch of fascinated boys, and their equally engaged alsatian dog study something in the River Liffey at Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin, 1964

#10 A nun with a most remarkable (and slightly dangerous-looking) veil/head dress waiting for a bus outside the Rotunda Hospital on Parnell Street, Dublin, 1964

#17 An Evening Press newspaper seller does a brisk trade on O’Connell Street, Dublin on the day after Nelson’s Pillar was blown up, March 9, 1966

#18 Ornate arch and gateway, Charlemont House, Parnell Square North at 116 St James’s Street, Dublin, 1966

#20 A young nun walking Holy Communion girls past no. 3, Halston Street, Dublin on the feast of Corpus Christi, June 5, 1969

#23 Derby Square in Werburgh St. facing the old labour exchange Jurys car park built on it now, 1969

#27 Returning to Dublin’s 1932 urinals today. This one was on Eden Quay, Dublin, and you can just catch a glimpse of Liberty Hall behind the tree, September 1969

#29 The Parnell Monument at the junction of Upper O’Connell Street, Parnell Street and Cavendish Row, Dublin, 1969

#31 These two young entrepreneurs had set out their “stall” in front of St. Catherine’s Church on Thomas Street in Dublin,1969

Written by Aung Budhh

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