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VIDEO: Want to take a trip around Dublin city in 1965? Now you can...

This amazing video takes you on a bus tour around the capital as it was in the 1960s.

IF YOU HAVE ever wanted to see what Dublin was like back in the 1960s, now you can.

This incredible 10-minute video of a bus driver journeying around the capital in 1965 is something very, very special.

From the gardaí directing traffic in their special outfits, the Volkswagen and Ford cars, the as-yet unmarked roads, and the bicycles, to the pedestrians constantly walking in front of vehicles, it’s a goosebump-inducing glimpse back into a past that many of us can literally only dream about.

According to Liffeybanx, who uploaded the video to YouTube, the footage was part of a CIE Dublin Bus training video that was shot in 1965.


The video is silent, so why not do what Wistorical - the Facebook page that alerted us to this video – suggests and listen to some mid-60s tunes to accompany it? We’ve found that the Beatles’ Ticket to Ride works extremely well.


Spot anything interesting in this video? Let us know in the comments below

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