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Thursday 8 December 2016

"They never looked great on the outside, but the flats were lovely inside. They were so spacious. Nowadays everywhere is so pokey and small. I lived here between 1981 and 1985.

Rosemary Gean Olohan

"They never looked great on the outside, but the flats were lovely inside. They were so spacious. Nowadays everywhere is so pokey and small. I lived here between 1981 and 1985.

"I'm originally from Blackrock, so I was friendly with people from outside the local community.

"There was a lady from Cork on the second floor I was friendly with and a lady from the Aran Islands on the fourth floor.

"We were in our 20s when we lived here and whenever someone had a 21st there would be a big party and everyone would be invited.

"People wouldn't think it, but we had much more money in the 80s and we could afford to travel down the country at the weekends. You couldn't do that now. It would be way too expensive."

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