For all the writing that’s worth reading was the tag line for this UK Mag, which amalgamated & published media articles from around the world. This is issue 3 from 1997. Not too sure how many issues it lasted for but I think it folded by the end of 1999. Issue 3 had a story by actor Gabriel Byrne taken from Magill magazine and below is Maeve Binchy’s article on Sexy Irish men, taken from Harpers & Queen. And here is […]
At the bar, during the Spanish game last night, I overheard 2 Ould Fellas muttering about the younger people in the pub, supposedly watching the game yet constantly playing with their mobile phones. One of the guys was the spit of the guy on the cover of this book. Actually the two of them were. And its Father’s Day this Sunday… Published in 2007 by Hachette Books Ireland, this gem of book has 180 pages, and was put together by […]
Categories: 90s & later
Rory Gallagher was only 47 when he died on 14th June, 1995. The article (below – well worth a read) was written by Donall Corvin RIP, the photos are not credited but most likely to be by Roy Esmonde or possibly Mark Nolan. All scanned from New Spotlight magazine, May 1971. Below, also from New Spotlight, is a Q&A with Rory one year later in June, 1972. Rory Gallagher on wikipedia
Published in London, Goal Magazine, in the early 1970s was a regular read in our house. More sophisticated, detailed & expensive than Shoot it packed a lot into its 48 pages. Disappointingly, despite being its cover star, all that they had on Johnny Giles in this issue was this… For the week that’s in it and seeing that we’ve already featured Eamonn Dunphy and will shortly have a post on Liam Brady , I’ve scanned in some more on Giles from 1972 at […]
The week before the finals kicked off, almost all the Irish newspapers published Euro 88 supplements. ”Free” supplements, now commonly available almost every day, were a very rare breed back in 1988. It’s hard to describe how exciting it was, back then, to see these supplements devoted to a major football international tournament WITH Ireland competing in it. These page scans are all from the Evening Press Supplement.
This month, 35 years ago, Patrick Coultry, from Cabra, Dublin was stabbed and killed at Ireland’s first ‘Punk Rock Festival’ held at UCD, Belfield, Dublin. I wasn’t at the gig but I do remember the sensationalist coverage from the NME in the subsequent weeks. I’ve scanned in related pages from NME, July 2nd and 9th. Apart from the Radiators from Space, the other groups appearing on the night were the Undertones, The Vipers, The Gamblers and Revolver. More details of […]