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And you said your mum … your mother at this stage had been moved to Cabra, was she allocated a house?

Allocated a house...Dublin City Council or the corporation at that time, yeah. Eh, they em...she got a house, the way things...because the conditions where we were living, like, you know, so that’s...they were re-housed by the corporation, we were delighted to have the house, yeah.

Oh I’d say so, and do you remember going … like, what did you think when you first saw the house?

Well you see I was in the army …

Of course, yeah.

… so when I went up first, oh, I was delighted because I had a room … well there was three boys slept in one of the rooms, you know, there were two bedrooms wasn’t there May?


… two bedrooms and parlour and a kitchen, you know, that’s the way they were.

And did you have water in the house?

Oh we had water and everything in the house, you see, oh … and there was … it was great


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Housing, Relative deprivation, Change, Relocation

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"Hugh Smullen talks about the family's relocation to Cabra." Lifescapes: Mapping Dublin Lives, Item #315 (accessed March 20 2018, 7:40 pm)