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'Stirring Memories: Stories of Yesterday' Launched

Date 
Friday, February 25, 2022
Location 
dlr County
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The launch of our audio-visual exhibition “Stirring Memories: Stories of Yesterday”, took place on Thursday 24th February 2022 in dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire. The exhibition is now on display on Level 3, dlr LexIcon, Haigh Terrace, Moran Park, Dún Laoghaire until the 30th of April.

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!
Comprising audio and written stories, this heart-warming exhibition is the culmination of a social history project to collect and preserve reminiscences and recollections of times gone by.

An Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Councillor Lettie McCarthy launched the exhibition with members of Beaufort Day Care Centre, The Clevis Unit and Leopardstown Park Day Centre present and all enjoyed the exhibition as their stories along with stories from members of the Shankill Day Care Centre & Mount Merrion Friendship Club are collated and displayed in the audio-visual exhibition.

Story teller and singer, Helena Byrne, who visited the day care centres to record the reminiscences and who collated the exhibition, treated all present at the launch to a couple of songs, which ended up in a rousing singsong!

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

A full audio-collection of all the stories and images are available here

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

Link to Irish Independent article regarding the exhibition here

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