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Dublin : October Fifty Four

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ISBN: 9798727117842
AuthorCurtis, Joe
Pub Date28/11/2021
BindingPaperback
Pages174
CountryIRL
Dewey941.835
Quick overview The author explores what Dublin looked like in 1954, and how the citizens lived, worked and played. The book delves deeply to get a "feel" for the physical city, and the way of life, while exploring the home, searching the streets for shops, businesses, entertainment venues, and workplaces.
€11.30

Were there any "skyscrapers", and how did people move around the city? What were the newspapers reporting upon, and what programmes were popular on the radio? What emerges is an interesting "human-scale" compact city, filled with every amenity, and a joy to live in. 1954 was also the year which was designated by the Pope as the "Marian Year", in honour of Our Lady, which was welcomed with open arms by the Irish people, who built hundreds of Marian Shrines around the country, and went on numerous pilgrimages. Looking back after nearly seventy years, it is clear to see that Dublin has gained much in the meantime, but also lost a lot, in terms of a way-of-life, and the city's infrastructure and architecture.

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Were there any "skyscrapers", and how did people move around the city? What were the newspapers reporting upon, and what programmes were popular on the radio? What emerges is an interesting "human-scale" compact city, filled with every amenity, and a joy to live in. 1954 was also the year which was designated by the Pope as the "Marian Year", in honour of Our Lady, which was welcomed with open arms by the Irish people, who built hundreds of Marian Shrines around the country, and went on numerous pilgrimages. Looking back after nearly seventy years, it is clear to see that Dublin has gained much in the meantime, but also lost a lot, in terms of a way-of-life, and the city's infrastructure and architecture.

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