Gorgeous Video Captures A Very Different Dublin During The 1960s

Ever wondered what Dublin looked like in the past before you were born? Wonder no longer...

The Dublin we know and love has changed a lot over the years, and it looks very different today even to ten years ago. But have you ever wondered what it looked like way back in the 1960s? This beautiful video we found gives a wonderful and colourful insight into Dublin as it was some 50 years ago.

While it's obvious that 1960s Dublin is a lot calmer than modern-day Dublin, it's astounding to see spots like the Long Hall and Trinity College looking identical to how they do today - they've obviously stood the test of time. My favourite part of the entire video is seeing the elephants roaming in Dublin Zoo, with children riding on their backs. Dublin seemed like an oasis of calm back then, in the rare ol' times...

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Niall Harbison

Niall founded Lovin' Dublin with a few fairly simple aims: discover new places to eat in Dublin and share simple recipes cooked up in his kitchen.