From 30 years ago, this is Depeche Mode in Dublin at the time of the Eight Amendment to the Irish Constitution Referendum. Read more about this in the interview by X Moore scanned below from NME, September, 1983. Photos by Adrian Booth. Anyone recognise the pub? Link to page 3 of this article
Photos scanned from Melody Maker, and snapped by Paul Rider at Madigans Pub, North Earl St, Dublin 1, on Monday 28th October. It was a Bank Holiday and Marathon day in the city. Madness were playing that night at the nearby Saint Francis Xavier (SFX) hall, described in the article by Barry McIlheney as “the city’s premier venue for visiting pop stars”. Previous Posts you might like:
Scoop was a weekly comic from the UK in the late 70s/80s. It was like a mixture of Shoot (photos and articles) and Tiger (comic stories – not all soccer – see the Goalie’s got guts example below). This issue from November, 1979 had a strong Irish presence. The cover star was Pat Jennings. A natural who did a great job without making a fuss. A hero of mine and one of the all time greatest goalkeepers in the world. Pat […]
Below we have a selection of retro Irish underwear and lingerie adverts from the 1950′s to 90′s. All garments manufactured in Ireland, except for those in the last advert below. It’s Ireland’s largest lingerie blog post, I understand.
On 21st October, 1981, Dundalk drew 1-1 with Spurs in the first leg of this European Cup Winners Cup second round tie. Spurs had a star filled side with Hoddle, Crooks, Romney look-a-like Ray Clemence in Goal, Perryman and Ardiles all playing. More on this game here on the Dundalk FC Site and also now in the comments section below. Thanks to Jake Walsh for sharing his memories of this game and the return leg in Ireland. In the Focus […]
I did a quick internet search and was surprised that none of these photos of O’Connell Bridge, Dublin appear to be on the web. Well, that’s changed now. The above black & white picture, by Brian Seed for Life Magazine, is beautiful. Click on the other scanned panoramic shots to view at larger scale. Scanned from the following books/mags. From top down… Life World Library, Ireland 1964 – photo Brian Seed Great Cities, Dublin 1978 ISBN 705404986- photo John McDermott […]