1984 and Mosney holiday centre (no longer run by Butlins) introduces a computer centre, called the “Atari Computer Base” Related Link: Butlins Mosney snap mid 1960s 00 1984 / 80s / Adverts / Butlins Mosney / County / Meath / Technology share You Might Also Like 1971 Advert for Irish Times Newspaper June 6, 2013 Atari Games Advert – Sunday World, 1982 May 9, 2013 More UK Street Style – 1981 from i-D Magazine issue 3 October 31, 2011 This Post Has 5 Comments Justin 5 Sep 2011 ha, I remember this! Rick O'Shea 9 Sep 2011 I’m So old I actually remember going in there to play as a kid… jaykay 2 Nov 2011 As far as I recall it was actually the “Atari” computer centre. Didn’t they have a rainbow colour scheme around that time? I recall that because I was there in early May ’84 with a football group. The camp as such wasn’t officially open to the public yet, hence this football league tournament was held over 2 days. There were a few hundred people. Football during the day and strenuous drinking at night. They even put on the cabaret for us. Crap. Sonny Knowles, for God’s sake. I was about 23 at the time and hadn’t been in Mosney since 1971 (when I probably thought it was the bee’s b****x) but in ’84 I remember thinking how basically tatty it had become and a bit pathetic really. BTW, love your blog, Dubdoug. Just found it today but will definitely visit it regularly. Any blog that features Dundalk in the 70s has got to be good… the Cellars… the Bananas Club… Actually found my Cellars membership card from c. 1983 recently. Wish I’d had a camera back then. dubdoug 2 Nov 2011 Hi Jaykay, Wish I’d had a camera back then. You said it! Thanks for feedback & your story about Butlins. I loved our holidays and day trips to Butlins when I was a kid. So colourful. Never made it to the “Atari” computer centre though. I’m amazed the Cellars had a membership card in operation. Don’t remember that at all! thanks again, Doug jaykay 2 Nov 2011 Yeah, I was pretty amazed when I found it! I didn’t remember it at all. It must be early 80s cos its got my Dublin address from those days. I’ll do a scan & send it… only a small laminated job coloured yellow. Comments are closed.