Stirring Memories : A Social History Project

by Gazette Reporter
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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is pleased to announce the launch of the audio-visual exhibition Stirring Memories,  a social history project aimed at collecting and preserving stories and recollections of days and nights out in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.

What was life like in the area over the years? Storyteller Helena Byrne posed this question to members of 5 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 Lipton’s; and getting dressed up for a Saturday night out in the Top Hat! 

Deborah and Geraldine Moore from Dún Laoghaire with Councillor Lettie McCarthy, Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Comprising audio recordings and written interviews, this exhibition is sure to be both heartwarming and enlightening for all.

The exhibition is on display on Level 3, dlr LexIcon, Haigh Terrace, Moran Park, Dún Laoghaire from 24 February – 30 April.

A huge thanks to the staff and members of all the participating daycare centres for sharing their stories especially:

Beaufort Day Centre (Glasthule), The Clevis (Leopardstown), Leopardstown Park Hospital, Mount Merrion Friendship Club and Shankill Day Care Centre.

Deborah and Geraldine Moore from Dún Laoghaire with Máire Noctor Collins from Glasthule

The exhibition is a joint project by dlr Libraries & dlr Age-Friendly Programme, made possible by the support of the Creativity in Older Age Fund, as part of the Creative Ireland Programme.

Helena Byrne leading a sing-along at the opening of the exhibition.

Photos – Peter Cavanagh

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