Imagine Dublin 2030

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Lord Mayor Oisin Quinn will bury a Time Capsule in the garden of the Lord Mayor’s official residence, the Mansion House, on Wednesday, 7th May, 2014 at 11.00am with the help of 100 students from St. Brigid’s Convent NS, Killester and St. Louis SPS, Rathmines.

What do you think Dublin will be like in 17 years time? Such is the question Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn put to Dublin primary school children last year through Dublin City Council’s schools Classmate magazine.

The Lord Mayor asked all 2nd, 3rd and 4th class students in Dublin schools to get their imaginations working and send him their ideas of what they think Dublin will be like in the year 2030, through a drawing, poem or short story.

135 entries were received from Dublin primary schools and digitised  versions will be buried in the Time Capsule.  It is planned to re-open the capsule in 2030 when many of these students will have completed their education.

“Dublin has changed so much over the past 1,000 years. It has grown from a small Viking settlement along the Liffey, to a medieval walled town, to the modern European city it is today. What will Dublin be like in 2030?  The children came up with some really imaginative ideas and it will be interesting to come back in 2030 and see just how accurate they were!” said the Lord Mayor.

Some of the best entries have been selected to be part of an exhibition which will be displayed in the Rathmines and Raheny libraries in the near future.