Travellers: Images of Labre Park, Ballyfermot, 1968 and 1969

TravellersLabre Park was the first site built specifically for Travellers by a Local Authority in Ireland. It was opened in September 1967 at a cost of £50,000 and consisted of 39 concrete 'tigíns' in a row off Kylemore Road. Each 'tigín' was composed of a living room with a stove, a lavatory, and a place to wash. Residents of Labre Park slept in their caravans which were parked beside or behind each 'tigín'. Rents at Labre Park ranged from ten to thirty shillings per week. Read more about the Labre Park image gallery and other resources from Dublin City Public Libraries... | Copyright Notice.