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Social Change and Everyday Life in Ireland, 1850-1922$
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Caitriona Clear

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780719074370

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719074370.001.0001

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Houses, food, clothes

Houses, food, clothes

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(p.142) 9 Houses, food, clothes
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Social Change and Everyday Life in Ireland, 1850-1922
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Caitriona Clear

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719074370.003.0010

Accommodation, clothing and diet all changed significantly over the seventy-year period considered in this study. Housing improved overall. The various new housing initiatives from the 1860s helped to raise the minimum standard of accommodation. Changes in education, work and leisure meant that people of all ages were going out in public more, and so needed presentable clothes. Improved communications and a thriving retail sector disseminated fashion into the smallest towns.

Keywords:   housing improvements, clothing, educational changes, retail sector, fashion changes

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