RICC Notes


Generations of South Dublin is a look at growing up in Dublin from two very different perspectives, contrasting the world in which the older generation grew up in with that of today’s teenagers.

Each of the 10 half hour programs relates to a theme including love, marriage, childhood, school and work, where the experiences of the two generations are worlds apart. Tune in to hear the comparisons and contrasts that highlight the differences, and even more strikingly, the similarities.

Each show is presented by teenagers aged between 15 and 17 from local areas. They interview senior citizens from a range of clubs including the South Dublin Senior Citizen’s Club, The Active Retirement Association from the Stillorgan, Dun Laoghaire and Ballinteer branches, Blackrock U3A and Mount Merrion Friendship Club. The lives of today’s teenagers are markedly different to those of their grandparent’s generation, in ways that you might not normally consider. Nowadays we take for granted the convenience of having mobile phones with us everywhere we go or public transport with wi-fi access. But what was living in Ireland like before these modern marvels, and are they an improvement?

People say that being young is the best time of one’s life, but would the older generation agree? As Mary Bartley from the Mount Merrion Friendship Club says “Being elderly is fun in our groups!”

Generations of South Dublin will be broadcast on 93.9 Dublin South FM at 15.00 on Mondays starting on the 1st April for 10 weeks. Listen live on dublinsouthfm.ie where podcasts are also available.

By Niamh Wynne