Dublin in 1961: Some Photos
Well the city certainly looked considerably more presentable back then. Take a look at some of these photos:
There is also a fantastic thread here full of old photos of Dublin. One could spend hours perusing it.
The National Library of Ireland has a great photo collection, with approximately 630,000 photos. You can view many of them online here.
(Incidentally 1961 was also the Patrician Year.)