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Hidden Histories: Hume Street

In 1969, and into 1970, a battle raged just beside St Stephen’s Green in Dublin, as architectur...

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12.59 5 Jan 2020


Hidden Histories: Hume Street



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12.59 5 Jan 2020


In 1969, and into 1970, a battle raged just beside St Stephen’s Green in Dublin, as architectural students fought to save a slice of Georgian Dublin on Hume Street. It is fitting to examine the Hume Street story this weekend in particular, as one of the young student activists was a certain Marian Finucane. In a time remembered for ‘the destruction of Dublin’, it was a remarkable act of civic pride and activism - but did the students win out in the end?

Donal Fallon spoke to Sean Defoe about this important moment in Irish history.


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