Dublin, Ireland - 1969
St. Audoen's (1969) is named after the patron saint of Normandy, St. Ouen. It was built in 1190 and stands on the site of a seventeenth century church that was dedicated to Columcille. It is the only remaining medieval parish church in the city. The tower [seen here] was built in 1670 and restored in 1826. The tower holds six bells, three of which are the oldest bells in Ireland.
Dublin, Ireland - 1966
March 8, 1966
A half-demolished Nelson's Pillar on O'Connell Street, Dublin. From the front page of the Irish Times on Tuesday, 8 March 1966: "The top of Nelson Pillar, in O'Connell street, Dublin, was blown off by a tremendous explosion at 1.32 o'clock this morning and the Nelson statue and tons of rubble poured down into the roadway. By a miracle, nobody was injured, though there were a number of people in the area at the time." Date: Tuesday, 8 March 1966 NLI Ref.: WALK138A