Collections

Cinemas and Theaters

This collection includes all the material relating to cinemas and theaters which were popular forms of entertainment in the recollections of the…

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Courting and romance

Courting and romance was a theme that emerged from the narratives of the Bridge-IT participants. The items in this collection pertain to this theme…

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Dancehalls, music and radio

Many of the Bridge-IT participants spoke about the importance of the radio in the time before there were televisions. In particular many mentioned…

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Dublin Characters and Street Life

The sounds and characters of the Dublin City streets were recollected by many of the Bridge-IT participants. This collection includes all the material…

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Education

Education emerged as a very important theme from the accounts of the Bridge-IT participants. This collection contains material which relates to…

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Expectations and Gendered Experiences

The items in this collection relate to the exhibition on Ageing and in particular to the expectations the Bridge-IT participants had for their later…

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Family Life

The items in this collection relate to participants accounts of family life as well as the roles performed within the family. Gender can be seen to…

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Food and Cooking

One of the many changes that have been experienced by the Bridge-IT participants during their lifetime relates to the types of food consumed in…

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Gendered Community Roles

According to the accounts of the Bridge-IT participants, the roles performed within the community were highly influenced by gender. This material…

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Housing Conditions

The housing conditions which were typical of the early and middle 20th century Dublin was an important collection theme in the Bridge-IT project. This…

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Participant Profiles

This collection includes brief descriptions of each of the individuals who contributed personal biographical accounts to the Bridge-IT project. We are…

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Rationing and World War 2

Some of the Bridge-IT participants recollected experiences of rationing during WW2. This collection contains material which relate to the war time and…

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Relative Deprivation

That all experience of poverty or deprivation is relative is supported by the accounts of the Bridge-IT participants. Whilst many recognised the…

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Shared Stories

This is a collection of stories, images and other contributions to the archive which members of the community have kindly shared with the Bridge-IT…

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Social Support

One of the important features of Dublin community life as recollected by the Bridge-IT participants was the support offered through community based…

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The Ageing Body

The body is an important element in the experience of ageing. This collection contains material that relates to experiences of the ageing body and how…

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Wisdom and Experience

Ageing can often be associated with the accumulation of a lifetime of experience and the endowment of wisdom. This collection includes material which…

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Work

The narratives of the Bridge-IT participants include references to their working lives which very often began at age 14. This collection includes all…

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