Changing World, Changing Dublin: The Development of the ‘Northside’

Living Archives is a selection of oral recollections on the growth and development of the north side of Dublin, told through the words of the people who experienced, firsthand, the gradual change from country to city life in the former countryside now known as the suburbs of North Dublin.
In the summer of 2014, producer ALAN WELDON recorded a series of interviews with residents of Coolock, Santry, Raheny, Artane, Donnycarney, Sutton and more. The interviewees share with us their stories, memories and experiences of living in these areas and reflect on how they have changed over the years.
Living Archives is broadcasting on Near FM on weekdays at 9.30am from Monday June 22nd until Wednesday July 1st, 2015.
This series was produced as part of the CAPTCHA Living Archives European project and is aimed at documenting and creating an oral history of a time past, to be both enjoyed now and captured to share with future generations. More on the project can be found at

Duration: 12'21" DATE: June 19, 2015
Interviewer:Noel McGuinness
Producer:Zandra Ball
Interviewee:Alan Weldon
Keywords:Memoirs, Recollections, Industrial, Development, Cityscapes, Ghettos, Working Class, Clearances, Gentrification
LocationDublin Northside Time Period:2015
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
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