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Fri. 28 Apr. 2017

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.


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.


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.