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Cospoir: Sport is Sult

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The Irish version of the advertisement from Cospoir (The Health Education Bureau) which encourages the public to get involved in sports. To see more from The Irish Adverts Project, click here. (389)

Complan: Photo

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A short advertisement for Complan linking a woman’s happy lifestyle to taking the nutritional drink. To see more from The Irish Adverts Project, click here. (329)

Ribena: Stacking Logs

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Three young children stack logs in a garden with the help of their father. The mother’s voicoever explains the health benefits of Ribena as she carries a tray over to the family. To see more from The Irish Adverts Project, click here. (665)

Ribena: Leapfrog

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By drinking Ribena, a girl avoids catching a virus which afflicts her friends. The advertisement asserts that the Vitamin C content in Ribena helps children fight off colds. To see more from The Irish Adverts Project, click here. (499)

Cospoir: Sport for All

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The English version of the advertisement from Cospoir (The Health Education Bureau) which encourages the public to get involved in sports. To see more from The Irish Adverts Project, click here. (355)

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. (652)

Christy Brown, My Left Foot – Radharc

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This Radharc film originally aired in October 1962 and documents the life of the famous Irish painter and writer, Christy Brown. In the film, Father Peter Lemass visits Christy at home in Crumlin, talks with him and shows us his work. Christy Brown was born on 5th of June 1932 in Crumlin, Dublin, the tenth […]

Irish Hospital Sweepstakes: If You Are Not In You Can’t Win

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This colour advertisement from the 1970s for the Irish Hospital Sweepstakes, is one of many similar films preserved in the IFI Irish Film Archive and contains the iconic tagline ‘If you’re not in, you can’t win’. The Irish Hospitals’ Sweepstake was a lottery that began in 1930 as the Irish Free State Hospitals’ Sweepstake. It […]

Irish Hospital Sweepstakes: Sweepstakes Hurdle Draw

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This Irish Hospital Sweepstakes advert of an actual draw was originally broadcast in the 1960’s.With over £285,000 at stake, if you had a ticket you had ‘as good a chance as anybody anywhere of winning’. The Irish Hospitals’ Sweepstake was a lottery that began in 1930 as the Irish Free State Hospitals’ Sweepstake. It was […]

Kathleen Lynn: The Rebel Doctor

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Kathleen Lynn: The Rebel Doctor is a documentary which tells the previously unknown story of an extraordinary Irish woman. Kathleen Lynn was born in County Mayo in 1874 into a wealthy protestant family. As a young woman she was deeply affected by the abject poverty and disease that ravaged the lives of local people in […]

Sick Calls – Radharc

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This short film describes the rites and rituals involved in administering the Sacrament of Extreme Unction – also known as the ‘Last Rites’ to people. It shows what preparations should be made at home for the reception of this sacrament. Radharc was an independent production company established by Father Joe Dunn, Father Desmond Forristal and […]