The seventies were significant, with Catholic students allowed into Trinity College Dublin as British grants enabled a welcome invasion by the Northern Irish; post-Woodstock, a global counterculture was at work.
Together, Irish nationals and expats created an interesting fusion of sensibilities, styles and philosophies. As the decade of political and social upheaval unfolded - from the availability of the pill to the horrors of Bloody Sunday and the Dublin bombings - Irish youth came to embrace a changed Ireland.
Buoyed by idealism and other substances but tethered by pragmatism, contributors to Trinity Tales mirror a time when everything felt possible. 'Besides a rich tranche of Irish social history, this is a record of enthusiasm, joie de vivre, high-octane nostalgia... [a] cornucopia of perceptive, suggestive, often hilarious memories' -Ray Foster, The Irish Times
|Publication date||20 Nov 2010|