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Mon. 06 Jul. 2015

Remains of Nelson's Pillar from Roof of the GPO on Dublin's O'Connell Street (1966)

Remains of Nelson's Pillar 1966

The remains of Nelson's Pillar as seen from the roof of the General Post Office on Dublin's O'Connell Street.

Dave Sherlock, Lecturer at NCAD, 1980

First Degrees Awarded at NCAD 1980

On 6 July 1980, for the first time in its 230-year history, the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) in Dublin awards degrees to students.

Nelson Mandela in Dublin in 1990

Nelson Mandela Freeman of Listowel 1990

In July 1990 Nelson Mandela received the Freedom of Listowel, county Kerry and didn't even know about it.


Break Dancing Limerick

Break Dancing Limerick 1984

"The first time we saw it was off Top of the Pops"


Look Who Visited Ireland in the 60s

When international personalities came to Ireland during the 1960s the new television station often sent a camera crew to cover their visit.

History of RTÉ

Moments both significant and minor from RTÉ's past.

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.