A Monkstown family was given a party in their honour before their departure to Australia in 1959.
Mr and Mrs Allan Stewart and their children - 17-year-old Ethel, Alan (14), George (10), Bertie (six) and Elizabeth (five) - were invited to a social at their local hall where there was a large turnout of residents and friends to bid them farewell.
Mr Stewart was presented with a wallet of notes as a leaving gift.
He told those gathered for the occasion that he would “always cherish happy memories of Monkstown”.
A number of artistes went on to provide music for the evening.
The family was due to travel to Australia by ship.