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Transcripts of life history interview with ‘Darren’ from Cohort B (1945-1954) of the Life Histories and Social Change collection (see Related Materials);Male, Roman Catholic, married, and a father. Darren is the youngest of 5 children, and grew up in a rural environment near the Irish border. Darren reflects on the experiences of his parents, and their involvement in farming, local businesses, and community activism. He discusses the intricate workings of the family economy in rural Ireland, and the resourcefulness and resilience of his parents during his childhood. Darren also reflects on his decision to leave the family farm and pursue a banking and accountancy career in Dublin after completing Secondary School. His interview focuses on the emerging youth culture in the 1960s and 1970s, and his decision to marry his wife. Darren reflects on changes in work culture in Ireland, and the emergence of Ireland as a consumer culture. Darren also discusses the rapid social change Ireland experienced during his lifetime. All names have been anonymised. Access to the transcript is through application to the Irish Qualitative Data Archive and is restricted to bona fide researchers and teachers, and to students that are currently registered at a third-level academic institution.