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WATCH: Take a video tour of Dublin in 1988

Lots has changed in the last 24 years…

Image: Screen grab via YouTube

BAGGY ANORAKS, SKINNY jeans and terrible jumpers… yup, the residents of Dublin haven’t changed much since 1988.

But the city looks quite different. From the broad tarmac of  O’Connell Street, to the open park on Wood Quay, to the acres of dockland warehouses that are now glass-fronted banks and law firms, the capital has come on a lot in 24 years. (For better or for worse).

This video was produced for Dublin’s 1,000th year in 1988 and directed by Michael Mooney, the late father of TheJournal.ie reader Ronan Mooney. It includes an aerial and ground-level tour of the 1988 capital, as well as historical footage.

It also describes the fair city as “a fat aul’ one with a quick wit”. Take the tour:

How would you describe Dublin if you had to? Let us know in the comments…

(Video: romoovideos)

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