130 Years

130 Years – Remembering Dublin’s ‘Bayno’

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December 1, 2020

130 years -
Remembering Dublin's 'Bayno'

Do you recognise yourself or anyone else?

130 Years

To celebrate the Trust’s 130th year, we’ve restored a special, rarely seen 1954 film-reel from our archive.

The fantastic footage has been transformed and provides a window into life at Ireland's finest children's play centre, affectionately known to all as 'The Bayno'.

Recorded on a June day in 1954 by Pat Johnston of the FCA, the faces – young and old – are now clearly identifiable after 66 years.

If you do recognise yourself or anyone else, we would love to hear from you - the Trust plans to host a special gathering with an outdoor showing of the video in the Bayno yard (whenever it is safe to do so!). The Trust would really like to bring as many as possible back together on the same spot, almost 70 years later, so please do get in touch if you see yourself, a friend or family member.

A huge thank you to Lily Hamilton (Née Lancaster), Sonny Morley, Carmel Murphy and Patricia Doyle for recording their fond memories and to The Digital Hub for providing some of the contributions from their archive.

The full video and a walk through of 130 years is available here: https://www.theiveaghtrust.ie/130-years

Do get in touch with us to share your memories and make sure to register your interest for the reunion by emailing: thebayno@theiveaghtrust.ie or calling us on 01 454 2312.

Film restoration by Super8 Productions: https://www.super8productions.ie/
Audio - Video assembly: https://giantstudios.ie/

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