In Our Day An Oral History of Dublin’s Bygone Days

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Kevin C. Kearns, PhD, is a social historian, Professor Emeritus at the University of Colorado and the author of fifteen books, including several bestsellers – most notably Irish Tenement Life and Ireland’s Arctic Siege. In 2021 he was awarded the Lord Mayor’s scroll from Dublin City Council, in recognition of his ‘dedication to preserving Dublin’s social history’. Kearns now lives in New England, on the coast of Maine.

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For over fifty years, Kevin C. Kearns trekked the rough-and-tumble streets of the heart of Dublin, hoping to record and preserve the city’s vanishing oral history. Armed only with a Sony tape recorder, the ordinary people he encountered – street traders, dockers, factory workers, tram drivers, housewives and midwives, children and grandparents – shared private stories of hardship, joy, sorrow, suffering, survival and triumph.

In Our Day is the culmination of a life’s work – a treasure trove bursting with whispers from the past – 450 vignettes, memories and recollections gathered to present an evocative, poignant portrait of a forgotten Dublin.


‘Without Kevin, the lives of ordinary decent Dubliners would be forgotten. This book is a celebration of them.’ Joe Duffy