Stirring Memories: Stories of Yesterday

East Pier

What was life like in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown over the years? Storyteller Helena Byrne posed this question to members of local day care centres. Enjoy these stirring memories of trips to the Baths on sunny days, shopping in the much-loved local shops of the past such as Lee’s, and getting dressed up for a Saturday night out in the Top Hat! This heartwarming exhibition is the culmination of a social history project to collect and preserve reminiscences and recollections of times gone by.

A huge thanks to the staff and members of all the participating day care centres for sharing their stories, especially: Beaufort Day Care Centre (Glasthule), The Clevis Unit (Leopardstown), Leopardstown Park Day Centre, Mount Merrion Friendship Club and Shankill Day Care Centre.

This is a joint project by dlr Libraries and dlr Age Friendly Programme, and is supported by the Creativity in Older Age Fund, part of the Creative Ireland Programme.

Stirring Memories - full exhibition on Helena Byrne's website, including lots of wonderful photos and over 150 minutes of recorded interviews

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