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Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 73, NEW CORK DOCKLAND

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The Taoiseach, Seán Lemass, opened the new dockyard in Cork as construction began on a 15,000 ton ship, the biggest of its kind to be made in Ireland at this time.The 400-strong audience, which included Erskine Childers, Minister for Transport, looked on in excitement as the Bishop of Cloyne blessed the site and the Taoiseach […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 32, TIPPERARY NEW YEARS NENAGH

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1960, New Year’s Day and the annual Greyhound coursing contest was underway in Nenagh. All bets were off as the crowd gathered and the competition began. The judges took to the course on horseback to survey the long and extensive course, the hare was released and the hounds were soon in pursuit. There were 6 […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 32, MOTORCYCLISTS “SPLASH” IN STAPLETON CUP

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Competitors & spectators at the Stapleton Cup were gearing up for a thrilling fast and furious day of dirt bike racing at the infamous Motoring Club of Leinster. The tracks of this famous circuit were known to be one of the most difficult around. The entire course stretched over 50 miles with each circuit averaging […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 32, KENMARE’S LAST TRAIN

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On the 1st of February 1960, Kenmare locals and railway workers looked on as the last train made its final journey on the tracks before the line closed. These trains were quite slow by modern standards, but acted as a faster more efficient method of travel for the time, compared to a horse and cart. […]