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Butcher and wood carver Michael Quirke, Sligo town (1983)

Sligo Wood Carver 1983

People in Sligo town have grown used to the sight of one of their local butchers carving wood in between serving customers.

Dublin Supporters on Hill 16 Croke Park

Goodbye To Hill 16 1988

For generations of Dubliners, Hill 16 is the only place to be in Croke Park to support the Dublin GAA teams but now the famous terrace is to be pulled down.

Salman Rushdie on The Late Late Show (1993)

Salman Rushdie In Dublin 1993

Salman Rushdie makes a surprise appearance at Trinity College Dublin.

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Dolores O'Riordan's Kerry Mansion

Dolores O'Riordan's Kerry Mansion 1996

Love it or loathe it The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan makes an architectural statement on the Kerry landscape with her new home.

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