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Fri. 28 Aug. 2015


Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival 1983

In 1983 the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival caught the attention of the world media as American ladies flocked to the town in County Clare in search of Irish farmers as potential husbands.

UCD cleaners 1985

Cleaners Clash With Gardaí 1985

Cleaners who lost their jobs to a rival cleaning company in University College Dublin (UCD) clashed with Gardaí on the Belfield Campus grounds.

Author Máirtín Davy, 1980

Book Launch With A Difference 1980

Several hundred invited guests set off for the Aran Islands on board the 'Galway Bay' ferry for the launch of Learaí an Cheoil', a book of short stories for children by author Máirtín Davy.


One of the Worst Hurricanes in Living Memory

One of the Worst Hurricanes in Living Memory 1986

'Hurricane Charley' arrived over Ireland at the end of August 1986.


Éamon de Valera

With a political career spanning over 50 years, Éamon de Valera held the position of Taoiseach for three terms and was also President of Ireland from 1959 to 1973.

The Changing Face of Ireland

Economic, political and social motivations have driven people from all over the world to Irish shores.

Seamus Heaney

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