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Modern Dublin: Urban Change and the Irish Past, 1957-1973

Erika Hanna


During the 1960s the physical landscape of Dublin changed more than at any time since the eighteenth century. In this period the government began investing in town planning, new opportunities arose for the country‘s architects, and the old buildings of the core began to be replaced by modern structures. The early manifestations of this process were well received, understood as the first visible signs of prosperity and broader social and economic modernization. However, this attitude was short-lived. By the end of the 1960s popular support for urban change had evaporated; a disparate movement o ... More

Keywords: Dublin, modernization, urban change, built environment, heritage, modern, twentieth-century Ireland, town planning, 1960s

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199680450
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680450.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Erika Hanna, author
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester