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Nelson Mandela in Dublin (1990)

Nelson Mandela Addresses Dáil Éireann 1990

On his first visit to Ireland Nelson Mandela gives a speech in Dáil Éireann on the continuing fight against apartheid and the desire to create a new South Africa,

Lord Edward Street, Dublin (1983)

Housing For Elderly 1983

Homes for senior citizens are being built under a new housing project on a Dublin site that was vacant for years.

Valentia Island Cable Repairs (1963)

Valentia Island Transatlantic Cables 1963

Repairs carried out on the telegraph cables at Valentia Island off the coast of County Kerry.

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Nude Bathing at the Forty Foot

Nude Bathing at the Forty Foot 1989

Traditionally the sanctuary of male nude bathers, the Forty Foot saw women show out to protest at their exclusion from the bathing zone.

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Seamus Heaney

Heaney appeared regularly on radio and television to talk about himself and his work and to read his poetry.

Weird and Wonderful

A selection of some of the oddities, quirky tales, curious stories, wonderful individuals and bizarre events from Irish life.

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.