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Tue. 06 Oct. 2015

Brian Friel (1980)

Brian Friel's Translations 1980

Described as the highlight of the 1980 Dublin Theatre Festival, Brian Friel's 'Tranlations' has opened at the Gate Theatre Dublin. The play has been hailed by critics and audiences alike.

Fit Ups Travelling Theatre (1965)

Strolling Players and Theatre Fit-Ups 1965

Discovery looks at the world of the 'fit ups'. The film shows the McFadden Company performing 'East Lynne' in a tent in Bray, County Wicklow.


Nixon Leaves Ireland

Nixon Leaves Ireland 1970

In October 1970 US President Richard Nixon and his wife Pat made an official visit to Ireland.


Life and Work of Brendan Behan

Brendan Behan was raised at 13 Russell Street in Dublin's north inner city. He became one of Ireland's best known writers and talkers.

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.

Women in Irish Society

From the housewives who washed their husbands' socks by hand in 1960s Dublin to the era of Ireland's first female President in the 1990s.