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Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 80, TRAVELLING PEOPLE

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On 1st of December 1960, Gardaí visited every traveller caravan in the country on behalf of a commission set up by the Government to investigate the case of the “Knights of the Road”. The camp which was full of barrel-topped caravans with exquisite wooden carvings and decorative painted exteriors, was located in Cherry Orchard just […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 80, FUR OF THE FUTURE

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Moriarty makes his debut at the show where 100s of chinchillas are exhibited and judged. However unlike the tribunal, poor Moriarty will not be able to avoid his fate. P.J. Holland, a judge from Wales, inspected the coats and assessed the quality of the fur. Judges from all over world came to these shows to […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 80, DUBLIN CREATION BALL

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Set in the lavish surroundings of Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel Ballroom, Lady Valerie Goulding hosts a ladies fashion show to raise money for the Central Remedial Clinic. The December night was full of glitz and glamour, with cocktails, dancing and music provided by 1960s swingers ‘Earl Gill & the Hoedowners’. The proceeds made from the night […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 73, GARDAI DEPOT AUCTION

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It’s not often people willingly visit the Garda Depot, but when there’s a bargain to be had at a car auction, they make sure to come in their droves. With 60 cars up for auction all varying in condition, it was essential to have a good look at what was on offer in the yard […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 73, DUNDALK RACES 1960

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Set near the historic Cooley Mountains, the 1960 Dundalk Autumn Races took place once the harvest was in and bookies hoped to coax some easy money from the farmers of Louth, Monaghan and Meath. Tensions rose in the fifth race where there were 8 horses running a flat race over the course of a mile. […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 73, NIGERIAN INDEPENDENCE BALL

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The Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin was a hive of activity as African and Irish people celebrated Nigeria gaining their independence on the 1st of October 1960. As the crowd danced the night away to swinging Jazz music, the Lord Major of Dublin with his wife enjoyed the festivities with their guest of honour Mr. Vincent […]

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 […]