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Brian Dowling

Irishman Brian Dowling Wins Big Brother 2001

The town of Rathangan in county Kildare is recovering after a night of celebrations following the victory of local man Brian Dowling in the reality TV game show 'Big Brother'.

Alexander (Eric) Parkes (2001)

Waldorf Barber Gives Final Shave 2001

After 73 years working as a barber 89 year old Alexander Parkes, known as Eric to friends and family, has finally decided to call it a day.

Gaisce in the Wicklow Mountains (1991)

Gaisce Survival In Wicklow 1991

Thirteen young people have been testing their survival instincts in the Wicklow mountains competing against the best the Army can throw at them. They are participants in Gaisce, The President's Award.

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IRA Prisoners Escape from Portlaoise Prison

IRA Prisoners Escape from Portlaoise Prison 1974

On 18 August 1974 nineteen IRA prisoners escaped from Portlaoise Prison.

EXHIBITIONS

Dunnes Stores Strikers Against Apartheid

The struggle against the apartheid regime in South Africa reached the Dunnes Stores shop floor in 1984.

Easter 1916

The 1956 radio series 'They Remember 1916'; interviews recorded for TV under the working title of 'The Survivors'; and colour footage of the 1966 Jubilee Commemorations.

Ireland and The Great War

Memories of The Great War with witness accounts.