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August 11, 2022

30 Vintage Photographs Capture Life in Dublin in the Early 1970s

The 1970s was a decade full of important events in Ireland and Dublin. In October 1970, former US President Richard Nixon made his official state visit to the country. This decade also saw the capital city's footprint growing steadily with housing transforming the landscape of the West of Dublin. On January 1, 1973, Ireland became a member of the European Communities at the same time as the United Kingdom and Denmark. June 1973 marked the official retirement at age 90 of President Éamon de Valera, making him the oldest head of state in the world.

These brilliant pictures of Dublin were taken by Heinrich Klaffs in 1971 and 1973. For more fascinating vintage photographs, make sure to take a look at Klaff's Flickr site.


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