We first featured Status Magazine back in October in this blog post. I didn’t then have any copies of the magazine but the post featured a few adverts (from Magill) for it. But since then, I’ve now got my hands on actual copies of issues 1 and 2. (Thanks Sinead!) This post is about issue 1 which issued in March 1981 just weeks after the Artane, Stardust tragedy. I’ve included a scan of one of Nell McCafferty’s harrowing reports on the aftermath […]
Even Steven was situated at 150 Capel St, Dublin. Anybody got a colour pic of the building with this mural? Almost 40 years later, Celebrity Chef, Gary Rhodes opened a restaurant at this address! From Spotlight May 4 & May 18th, 1968. Shopping Pix by Frank Fennell
One of this weekend’s English newspaper supplements had a main feature entitled, ”Reasons to be Cheerful”. It reminded me, not just of the Ian Dury track, but of a similar article (scans above) from In Dublin, back in April 1980, when it celebrated its 100th issue. This article is itself very similar to the subsequent “200 Reasons to stay in Dublin“ feature from March 1984, when In Dublin celebrated its 200th issue. Like this blog and like life, it’s all a […]
Above photos are from a book I received as a Christmas gift last month. Its an excursion booklet for the British Association for the Advancement of Science, which took place in Dublin in 1957. The list of over 20 excursions are listed below.
Categories: 60s & earlier
First page of above article enlarged below… Above from Irish Independent, August 1998 Dandelion pic from DJ feature from U magazine 1998. See thumbs below for full article. Above 2 scans & Aoife pic from Sunday Times Culture DJ Feature, Jan 99 Thumbs below are from U magazine Sep 1998. Article by Lucy Taylor, includes interviews with Miss Ken D, Dandelion, Claire Moloney, DJ Troya, Brownsugar, Mandy Reid, Lisa Shanahan & Aoife NicCanna. Pix by Peter Oxford & Lorna Fitzsimons.
Above scans are from an article from New Spotlight Jan, 1971, entitled “At home with Georgie Best”. Six months earlier, the same magazine carried a story by Donal Corvin on Georgie’s visit to Dublin on 18th August, 1970 when he performed the opening of a new food hall in Penneys in Henry St. Photo and article scans from this below. Click on article to enlarge and read.
Jeans only became widespread in Ireland in the 1970s. If you look through any Irish pop or entertainment magazine from 40 years ago, you’ll find at least one full colour page advertising the dynamic lifestyle of denim. Dingos were made in Co. Louth. I’ve scanned in a selection of magazine adverts from 1971 to 1973. Irish manufactured Jeans on the top, followed by adverts from their international competition (Wrangler was popular at my school back then) and finishing with an […]