The social history of Ireland plays a significant role in documenting our past. These galleries capture the changes in society throughout the 20th century. They show the changing fashions as we moved from the Swinging Sixties, bouffants and mini skirts into the punk era of the eighties and the grungy nineties. The social gatherings captured here were at the heart of youth culture in Ireland, including popular dance halls in both city and rural locations, ballrooms and later on, night clubs in Dublin. These galleries capture the every day people of Ireland, and are a true reflection of how we lived then.