Home Christmas

Christmas

Christmas Day Swim – Amharc Éireann: Eagrán 83

AaronH IFI
0
977
This newsreel records the annual Dublin Swimming Club Christmas swim, which took place at the Clontarf Baths on a freezing December morning in 1961. The crowd of wrapped-up onlookers cheered on the athletes as they braved the cold waters. The winner was Neil Kennedy who was awarded his trophy by actress and comedian Maura Potter. […]

A WET CHRISTMAS IN HOWTH – Amharc Éireann: Eagrán 83

AaronH IFI
0
601
What better way to spend Christmas Day in 1961 than water skiing in the freezing cold Irish Sea? Mr and Mrs Carr brave the cold waters at Balscadden Bay as onlookers, in awe of this chilly Christmas tradition, cheer them on. Howth Martello Tower is just visible in the distance. This traditional Christmas swim continues […]

NEW YEAR SALE FEVER – Amharc Éireann: Eagrán 73

AaronH IFI
0
692
New Year’s Day 1964 and the queue outside Arnotts department store on Henry Street was full of keen-eyed bargain hunters eagerly awaiting the doors to open. The line grew longer and crowds spilled out onto the street among passing cars (Henry Street was later pedestrianised in the 1980s). When the doors finally opened, the throng […]

TIPPERARY NEW YEAR’S NENAGH – Amharc Éireann: Eagrán 32

AaronH IFI
0
420
New Year’s Day, 1960, 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 track, the hare was released and the hounds were soon in pursuit. There were 6 […]