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Marriage in the sixties.

What was not to like?

Ciara Meehan writes:

Modern Wife, Modern Life is my exhibition running at the National Print Museum of Ireland between August and October 2015. It explores the idea of the ‘modern wife’ in 1960s Ireland as seen through the pages of women’s magazines. Please consider showing your support for the exhibition by donating on Fund It.

At the start of the twentieth century, manuals on how to be a good wife were widely available in Ireland. With the emergence of new technologies, women’s glossy magazines came to replace the traditional manual as did the advice given to newly married women and housewives in the 1960s.

The concept of being an ‘ideal wife’ became closely bound up with being a ‘modern wife’. The message was clear: a ‘good wife’ was not just beautifully presented, but also used all the latest modern devices. Her home – especially the kitchen – was an extension of her appearance and reputation. ‘Modern life’ and ‘modern wife’ became blended into the one ideal.

Anyone can be a part of this history project by loaning items from the 1960s which fit into one of the six themes of the exhibition; print culture, advice for the newly married wife, beauty and presentation, new technologies in the home; women behind the wheel and the wife who works. Rewards for contributing to the cost of producing the exhibition include reproduction images, a limited edition booklet and a private curator’s tour.

modernwifemodernlifeexhibition.com

Previously: The Good Wife

Pic: Brand New Retro

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Jessica writes:

We’re very excited to have the director, Jolynn Minnaar, attending the DCU screening of Unearthed this Thursday as part of the 8×8 Festival.

Jolynn has had quite a few successes this year on the foot of her award-winning documentary.
There are still some [free] tickets available for the DCU event if people were interested in attending.

Jolynn will also partake in a post-screening Q&A in UCC next Tuesday, and a few other screenings around the country (Carrick on Shannon on Friday, Belfast on Saturday, Fermanagh on Sunday, Sligo on Monday).

Looks like good fraic, in fairness.

Previously: Fracking Our Souls

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This afternoon’s Evening Echo.

Councillor Deirdre Forde (Fine Gael) claims “non indigenous” are more likely to get a council home and thinks Cork County Council’s housing allocation policy is sending a message to mothers – “have as many children as you can if you want to get a council house.”

Oh.

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The upper deck head.

As seen on last night’s Crimecall, Gardai have released images of the man they would like to talk to in relation to two vicious assaults on the number 40 bus in Old Kilmainham Village on July 23.

If you have information you can call Crimecall on 1800 40 50 60 or the Garda Confidential line 1800 666 111.

Gardai are hunting for this man in relation to vicious attack on woman on Dublin Bus (Cathal McMahon, Irish Mirror)

Previously: Who Is He?

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A clip of the forthcoming short ‘Rockmount’ which will be shown at the Cork Film Festival.

Rockmount tells the story of an 11 year-old Roy Keane and his schoolboy football days with the team of the same name.

It’s already won at the Galway Film Fleadh.

Directed by Dave Tynan, who you may know from Just Saying.

Contains NSFW language (what did you expect like?)

Previously: The Leaving

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