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Ribena: Mother and Son

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A mother tells of the benefits of drinking Ribena every day. Her son hides beneath the table, receiving glasses of Ribena and conversing with his mother about Ribena. To see more from The Irish Adverts Project, click here. (585)

Babysoft Tissues: Kitchen Towels

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Advertisement consists of a long close up of a roll of Babysoft Kitchen Towel, with the sounds of a busy household heard in the background. The noises suggest that a spill has occurred and a hand reaches over to tear off sheets of kitchen towel from the roll. To see more from The Irish Adverts […]

Babysoft Tissues: Family size

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Advertisement consists of a packet of Babysoft tissues and various hands reaching over to pull out tissues, while the sound of sneezing is heard in the background. To see more from The Irish Adverts Project, click here. (313)

Bush: Superstar

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Advertisement for the Bush Superstar colour television, highlighting how black and white televisions are the only place you’ll see a football match in grey, encouraging viewers to buy or rent a Bush Superstar colour television. To see more from The Irish Adverts Project, click here.   (1356)

CIE: Go Midweek

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Advertisement for the CIE mainline rail service in which a family travel by train midweek as VO explains how you can avail of free return fares. To see more from The Irish Adverts Project, click here. (1132)

Granite and Chalk

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As rebels planned Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising, they were watched by two spies code-named Granite and Chalk. This documentary delves into British intelligence to tell their story, one century on. Funded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, After ’16 is a creative response by Irish filmmakers to the events of Easter 1916. This […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 237, Christmas in the City

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In December 1963 the city was humming with excitement as crowds gathered in their droves to see the Christmas lights adorn the streets of Dublin. Henry Street was overflowing with busy shoppers, enticed by the winter wonderland window displays and bargains at the market stalls on Moore Street. Children eagerly waited to meet Santa in […]

Christmas Morning

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Directed by Tiernan MacBride, this short film – nominated for a Palme d’Or in 1978 for Best Short Film – is a visual representation of the Irish folk song Arthur McBride and The Sergeant, played and sung by Irish singer Paul Brady. The lyrics tell the story of Arthur MacBride (Paul Bennett) and his cousin […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 28, Dublin Shops Highlight Christmas

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December 1959 and Christmas is coming. The streets of Dublin glistened with the joy of the festive season. Everything you could wish for could be found here. In every shop window there was something to delight and entice, from the latest fashion trends to novelty Christmas candles; Dublin city centre had everything you needed for […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 130, Christmas Cards Help World’s Refugees

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Oscar-winning actor Dame Margaret Rutherford visited Trinity College in December 1961 to help promote the launch of charity Christmas Cards. Enterprising students were selling cards depicting famous paintings reproduced with the kind permission of the National Gallery of Ireland.  The proceeds would go towards the Irish Pere Pire Refugee Fund. Pere Dominique Pire (full name: […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 83, Puss in Boots Panto

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The legendary Panto “Puss in Boots” comes to Our Ladys Hall on Mourne road in Drimnagh. This amateur production looks anything but and the locals are out in force cheering on the stars of the show. Many people from Crumlin and Drimnagh offer their spare time to help put the show together from the actors […]