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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 […]

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

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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 […]