Phoenix Beer was brewed in Waterford. The top advert is scanned from a 1969 book called “Irish Pubs of Character” , as is the brief overview of the Phoenix brewery. (see below) The second advert – also by Wilson Hartnell – is from another booklet from 1969 called Publin. View all our Pub related posts All above scanned by Brand New Retro
Woman’s Way ran a feature for 3 consecutive weeks, back in March 1968, by Emer O’Kelly who spoke to families of their experience living in the recently constructed Ballymun flats. Two pages published each week, all of which we’ve scanned and included below. More on the history of the Ballymun Flats here on Wikipedia.
This is Vol 1, Number 2 of Vision magazine published quarterly by The National Film Institute of Ireland. From Spring, 1965, it cost 2 shillings. It was 7″ * 9.5″ in size and, except for the cover, all of its 34 pages were in black and white. All pages scanned by Brand New Retro
In Dublin did a deliberate (pre Photoshop) accentuation of Aidan Quinn’s blue eyes for the picture used on the cover. The feature is by Nancy Previs. Most of the above photographs are by either Lucy Johnston or Tony O’Shea. Photos are credited on the side of each. Scanned by Brand New Retro with thanks to Deirdre Joyce for use of magazine. See similar post “Cover Magazine – Sexy Irish Men – Maeve Binchy”
All above scanned by Brand New Retro from issues of Shoot Magazine. Each year Shoot would do a feature on the League of Ireland Winners with colour team picture and some key club facts. See also Limerick City Shoot 1980 from our previous post on Joe O’Mahony Update: 13/3. We’ve added another Bohs pic from the 70s as the top pic incorrectly identifies Padraig O’Connor. Padraig is actually first to the right of ‘keeper Mick Smyth.
The ‘Too Late’ guide to Alcohol is scanned from Dundalk Fanzine, Too Late, issue 5, from Feb, 1982. The Pernod (“either makes you randy or sick, makes us randy”) Advert below, was photographed on location at Bullock Harbour, Co. Dublin and wasn’t in Too Late but scanned from Sunday World, August, 1978
A selection of press cuttings from 1970 & 71 of female impersonator Mr Pussy. The second scan from top is an interview from New Spotlight magazine with the late Donal Corvin. That looks like Donal, to the right of Mr Pussy, in the 2nd scan from the bottom ( with the big ‘X’ going through the picture) above the article by an unimpressed Pat Egan. Nice bio on Mr Pussy over on Gavin Friday’s site and see also Mr Pussy’s Facebook […]
This is issue 2 of ENTER, Ireland’s Monthly Interactive Magazine on CD Rom. The CD was enclosed inside an A4 sized hard paper folder. (scans of all 4 pages above). Issue 2, from January 2000 was edited by Ken Sweeney and had video interviews with Brendan O’Carroll, Arthur Mathews, Graham Knuttel, George Hamilton and many more. Produced long before mass broadband arrived, I’m not sure how many issues this ambitious project lasted for. We replace scans with screen grabs (below) […]
The Bay City Rollers played Portmarnock, Country Club in April, 1976. The rollers were massive in 1975 but by 1976, Rollermania was beginning to wane. This gig was the first public appearance of new band member, Irish-born guitarist, Ian Mitchell who replaced Alan Longmuir. Article scanned by Brand New Retro from Starlight Magazine April 1976
One of RTE TV’s first announcers, Nualla Donnely, model Helen Kelly and model/actress Penny Chatterton featured in 3 different adverts for Vitahpointe hair conditioner which ran in Miss Magazine duing the autumn of 1966. All scanned by Brand New Retro
This photo shoot by Roy Esmonde appeared only in black & white when first published in the June, 1966 issue of New Spotlight. (see scans below) The colour pic above later appeared in 1990 in a book called ‘The Swinging Sixties’. Phil (on the left above ) & Don are pictured with Irish showband singer Kelley and are all dressed in clothes from Dublin shops & boutiques. Phil died, aged 74, earlier this month. All pages scanned by Brand New […]
No dates on any of these, but all but the bottom 2 scans are from the 60s. Tivoli Spiiners were based in Tivoli, Cork and a member of the Youghal Group of Companies. Sunbeam Kitting Wools based in Millfield, Cork. All scanned by Brand New Retro
View these houses from Leopardstown Estate on our map. (thanks Jaykay!) This is our first ever post on Irish Woman’s Journal, which described itself as Ireland’s national monthly journal for the thinking woman. We’ve scanned a selection of pages from the 48 pages contained within issue no. 3 from January, 1966. Like its competitors from that time (eg Miss Magazine and Woman’s Way) The Irish Woman’s journal is A4 in size and almost one-quarter of its content is adverts. We’ve included the list […]
Very sad to hear of the passing of Joe O’Mahony yesterday. Joe was captain of Limerick FC when they won the League of Ireland in 1980 and the FAI Cup in 1982. We scanned these pictures from a 1980 Shoot magazine feature. Joe is third from the left in the front row. That is Eoin Hand behind him and the mascot in front is comedian Karl Spain!