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Laurentic Liner

Diving For Gold In Lough Swilly 1982

On 25 January 1917, the Laurentic was sunk by a German mine in Lough Swilly, county Donegal. The luxury liner was carrying £5 million worth of gold.

Nicky Kelly

Presidential Pardon For Nicky Kelly 1992

The government has recommends a Presidential Pardon for Nicky Kelly, over his conviction and subsequent imprisonment for involvement in the Sallins Train Robbery.

Galway Oyster Festival (1962)

Galway Oyster Festival 1962

Brown bread, butter and a couple of baskets of prime Galway oysters the makings of an al fresco banquet.

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Discovery In Shinrone Offaly

Discovery In Shinrone Offaly 1967

The village of Shinrone was the location for a television experiment attempting to show life in a rural Irish community.

EXHIBITIONS

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.

Eurovision Song Contest

Ireland holds the record for the most wins at the Eurovision Song Contest with 7 titles.

Look Who Visited Ireland in the 60s

When international personalities came to Ireland in the 1960s the new TV station often sent a camera crew along.