Ireland of bygone times is revealed in color images from the sixties and seventies

Old and new: a horse-drawn carriage is parked on Store Street in Dublin while a woman carries a small child inside, for a Aer Lingus bus that transports passengers to Dublin Airport in 1961. The airport expanded rapidly out in the sixties

Dublin of bygone days: color photo's show traditional Irish life with horse-drawn carriages on the street in the sixties and seventies

  • The photo 's of Ireland shows boys playing on a barge in Dublin and a group of men drinking beer in a pub
  • On a photo of old and new is a carriage with horses parked for a bus that goes to Dublin airport
  • More rural life can also be seen with photographs of a fishing boat and a man working in an ancient chapel

Tim Stickings for Mailonline

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The traditional lifestyle of Ireland in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s has been revealed in color in this collection of nostalgic images.

In the fascinating photo's, boys play on a boat on a canal in Dublin, men enjoy hearty pints in a pub and a fisherman trawler returns with fresh supplies back to the shore of Fingal.

The transition from traditional to modern life can also be seen, with a photo of a horse and carriage parked on a street in Dublin for a bus to the city's growing airport.

Other images show specific moments in Irish history, such as the bombing of Nelson's Pillar, a monument to the English military hero who became a target for Irish republicans and was attacked in 1966.

The photos bring memories back to an entirely different Ireland – a very different one from the liberal nation it has become today.

In 2015, the country became the first in the world to legalize gay marriage on the basis of the result of a referendum – something that would have been unthinkable 50 years ago.

Old and new: a horse-drawn carriage is parked on Store Street in Dublin while a woman carries a small child inside, for a Aer Lingus bus that transports passengers to Dublin Airport in 1961. The airport expanded rapidly out in the sixties

Old and new: a horse-drawn carriage is parked on Store Street in Dublin while a woman carries a small child inside, for a Aer Lingus bus that transports passengers to Dublin Airport in 1961. The airport expanded rapidly out in the sixties

On the open water: a fisherman trawler is surrounded by seagulls and returns to the coast, with fresh fish piled on the boat. The photo was taken around 1960 in Skerries, a city in the then county of Dublin, but is now part of County Fingal

On the open water: a fisherman trawler is surrounded by seagulls and returns to the coast, with fresh fish piled on the boat. The photo was taken around 1960 in Skerries, a city in the then county of Dublin, but is now part of County Fingal

On the open water: a fisherman trawler is surrounded by seagulls and returns to the coast, with fresh fish piled on the boat. The photo was taken around 1960 in Skerries, a city in the then county of Dublin, but is now part of County Fingal

Hard at work: Seamus Johnson - wearing a flat hat and smoking a pipe - holds a shovel and smiles with his dog outside the Gallarus Oratory, a stone church of uncertain origin on the Dingle peninsula in County Kerry, on a photograph around 1960

Hard at work: Seamus Johnson - wearing a flat hat and smoking a pipe - holds a shovel and smiles with his dog outside the Gallarus Oratory, a stone church of uncertain origin on the Dingle peninsula in County Kerry, on a photograph around 1960

Hard at work: Seamus Johnson – wearing a flat hat and smoking a pipe – holds a shovel and smiles with his dog outside the Gallarus Oratory, a stone church of uncertain origin on the Dingle peninsula in County Kerry, on a photograph around 1960

Lonely road: view of O'Connell Street in Dublin, with few cars on the road and a statue of Charles Stewart Parnell - a prominent Irish nationalist politician in the late 19th century - on the north side of the street. The monument was unveiled in 1911

Lonely road: view of O'Connell Street in Dublin, with few cars on the road and a statue of Charles Stewart Parnell - a prominent Irish nationalist politician in the late 19th century - on the north side of the street. The monument was unveiled in 1911

Lonely road: view of O'Connell Street in Dublin, with few cars on the road and a statue of Charles Stewart Parnell – a prominent Irish nationalist politician in the late 19th century – on the north side of the street. The monument was unveiled in 1911

Quietly on the water: boys work in 1959 on a boat in Portobello, Dublin, with a bus in the background. The initials CIE, painted on the side of the ship, stand for Córas Iompair Éireann who performs public transport services in the Republic of Ireland

Quietly on the water: boys work in 1959 on a boat in Portobello, Dublin, with a bus in the background. The initials CIE, painted on the side of the ship, stand for Córas Iompair Éireann who performs public transport services in the Republic of Ireland

Quietly on the water: boys work in 1959 on a boat in Portobello, Dublin, with a bus in the background. The initials CIE, painted on the side of the ship, stand for Córas Iompair Éireann who performs public transport services in the Republic of Ireland

Costume clash: This picture taken around 1963 shows men dressed in work clothes - many of them in matching hats and some in vests - with sturdy handles at Patrick Sullivan's pub with a well-stocked potions behind the bar

Costume clash: This picture taken around 1963 shows men dressed in work clothes - many of them in matching hats and some in vests - with sturdy handles at Patrick Sullivan's pub with a well-stocked potions behind the bar

Costume clash: This picture taken around 1963 shows men dressed in work clothes – many of them in matching hats and some in vests – with sturdy handles at Patrick Sullivan's pub with a well-stocked potions behind the bar

Cars & # 39; s buildings on Molesworth Street in Dublin are depicted in this recording from 1972. The small road connects the Kildare Street in Dublin with Dawson Street and between the buildings surrounding it is the library of the Grand Lodge of Freemasons in Ireland

Cars & # 39; s buildings on Molesworth Street in Dublin are depicted in this recording from 1972. The small road connects the Kildare Street in Dublin with Dawson Street and between the buildings surrounding it is the library of the Grand Lodge of Freemasons in Ireland

Cars & # 39; s buildings on Molesworth Street in Dublin are depicted in this recording from 1972. The small road connects the Kildare Street in Dublin with Dawson Street and between the buildings surrounding it is the library of the Grand Lodge of Freemasons in Ireland

Halfway through: this photo, taken on March 8, 1966, shows Nelson's Pillar on O'Connell Street shortly after being bombed by Irish Republicans. The statue of Horatio Nelson aroused in Ireland the rage that an English military hero could be seen there

Halfway through: this photo, taken on March 8, 1966, shows Nelson's Pillar on O'Connell Street shortly after being bombed by Irish Republicans. The statue of Horatio Nelson aroused in Ireland the rage that an English military hero could be seen there

Halfway through: this photo, taken on March 8, 1966, shows Nelson's Pillar on O'Connell Street shortly after being bombed by Irish Republicans. The statue of Horatio Nelson aroused in Ireland the rage that an English military hero could be seen there

Last days: The old Theater Royal on Hawkins Street in Dublin is shown in April 1962, the year it was closed due to lack of demand. An earlier theater in the same place had received crowds at the end of the 19th century, but was destroyed by fire in 1880

Last days: The old Theater Royal on Hawkins Street in Dublin is shown in April 1962, the year it was closed due to lack of demand. An earlier theater in the same place had received crowds at the end of the 19th century, but was destroyed by fire in 1880

Last days: The old Theater Royal on Hawkins Street in Dublin is shown in April 1962, the year it was closed due to lack of demand. An earlier theater in the same place had received crowds at the end of the 19th century, but was destroyed by fire in 1880

Shopping center: view of Dame Street in Dublin in the 1970s, with a series of traditional shops such as Maurice Abrahams, a master tailor tailor & # 39; Ging theater costume store; and the & # 39; furniture stores for textiles & # 39; runs past

Shopping center: view of Dame Street in Dublin in the 1970s, with a series of traditional shops such as Maurice Abrahams, a master tailor tailor & # 39; Ging theater costume store; and the & # 39; furniture stores for textiles & # 39; runs past

Shopping center: view of Dame Street in Dublin in the 1970s, with a series of traditional shops such as Maurice Abrahams, a master tailor tailor & # 39; Ging theater costume store; and the & # 39; furniture stores for textiles & # 39; runs past

The clean-up begins: the aftermath of a huge fire at Thomas McKenzie & Sons Ltd, a warehouse in Pearse Street in Dublin, which was destroyed by the flames on April 9, 1970. It burnt in smoke despite sitting at the fire station of Tara Street .

The clean-up begins: the aftermath of a huge fire at Thomas McKenzie & Sons Ltd, a warehouse in Pearse Street in Dublin, which was destroyed by the flames on April 9, 1970. It burnt in smoke despite sitting at the fire station of Tara Street .

The clean-up begins: the aftermath of a huge fire at Thomas McKenzie & Sons Ltd, a warehouse in Pearse Street in Dublin, which was destroyed by the flames on April 9, 1970. It burnt in smoke despite sitting at the fire station of Tara Street .

Nun of that: a woman in religious habit walks along O'Connell Street in Dublin with a woman in a yellow dress, while a man carries a ladder and another woman holds an umbrella while a man cycles by, in a scene that was recorded in June 1963

Nun of that: a woman in religious habit walks along O'Connell Street in Dublin with a woman in a yellow dress, while a man carries a ladder and another woman holds an umbrella while a man cycles by, in a scene that was recorded in June 1963

Nun of that: a woman in religious habit walks along O'Connell Street in Dublin with a woman in a yellow dress, while a man carries a ladder and another woman holds an umbrella while a man cycles by, in a scene that was recorded in June 1963

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