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Sat. 23 Sep. 2017

Irish Film Centre

Irish Film Centre 1992

The Irish Film Centre in Dublin's Temple Bar, dedicated to the promotion of film culture, is officially opened by An Taoiseach Albert Reynolds.

Sketch by Francis Bacon.

Francis Bacon Sketches 2002

Newly discovered sketches may help understand the mind of the artist Francis Bacon.

Reclaim the Streets at Car Free Day.

European Car Free Day 2002

As 13,000 cites around Europe celebrated a car free day, the event in Dublin was overtaken by anti-globalisation protests.


Abbeyfeale, County Limerick

Abbeyfeale, County Limerick 1977

Scenes from the historical market town of Abbeyfeale in County Limerick.


Before They Were Famous

Irish celebrities, politicians, sports people, actors, singers and performers in the early years of their careers.

Housing Conditions in Ireland

In less than 50 years, Ireland went from a critical housing deficit with often appalling living conditions to a property glut resulting in ghost estates across the country, and back to housing shortages.

Weird and Wonderful

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