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As part of the Dublin Theatre Festival in 1980 a new show opens at the Olympia Theatre. Written by Joe O'Donnell Zoz tells the story of Zozimus, a balladeer from the Liberties in Dublin.
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.
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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.
Dolly Parton makes an impromptu appearance at Páidí Ó Sé's pub in Dún Chaoin, County Kerry and takes to the stage to entertain the locals.
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.
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.
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.