A Trip Down Memory Lane   18/10/2011

Drumcondra Library is currently hosting a photographic exhibition entitled 'The Jacks Are Back: The Dubs in the 1970's'. The success of the Dubs made Gaelic Football the most popular sport in the city and the Dublin football team remains one of the best-supported teams in Europe. 'The Dubs' and 'Hill 16' have become as emblematic of the capital city as Molly Malone, James Joyce, and the Ha'Penny Bridge.
The exhibition consists of images taken at Civic Receptions for the players between 1974 and 1979. They show the rapport between the team and supporters ‘Heffo's Army' who became famous nationwide for their passionate and vocal support.
 
The exhibition can also be viewed online at:
http://www.dublincitypubliclibraries.com/image-galleries/digital-collections/jacks-are-back-dubs-1970s
 
'The Jacks Are Back' celebrates the greatest sports team this city has produced. Up da Dubs!
 
Emma Kelly
Librarian, Drumcondra Library





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