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ROSE OF TRALEE FINAL 1962 – Amharc Éireann: Eagrán 171

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The Rose of Tralee took place on September 2nd 1962 at the Ashe Memorial Hall in Tralee. The competition was fierce, with contestants from all over the world competing for the prestigious title. Every year the festival brings young women of Irish descent from around the world to Kerry for a lively celebration of Irish […]

Autumn Fashions on Parade – Amharc Éireann: Eagrán 171

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Dublin, November 1962; The House of Cassidy’s on South George’s Street was abuzz with excitement as the Autumn Season fashion show commenced. With 123 outfits to be seen on stage, the Cassidy’s regulars were spoilt for choice, from luxurious warm winter coats to snazzy red cocktail dresses. The announcer of the nightwear segment notes how […]

New Year Sale Fever – Amharc Éireann: Eagrán 73

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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 […]