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Man Alive – Ireland’s first magazine for men – 1974


Here is issue 3 of Man Alive, the self-proclaimed “Ireland’s first magazine for men”.
It was 1974 and it cost 40p. How much was 40p worth, back then? Well, in this same mag, a review of Captain Americas in Grafton St,  quoted the price of a quarter pound burger at 50p.
Selection of pages scanned and included below- some of which contain nudity.



dublin 1974 squashireland

full page advert for Squash Ireland







Hugo, looking so Marc Bolan!

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10 replies »

  1. How long did Man Alive run for?I know it rings a bell from somewhere in my distant past,either hearing about it or seeing it for sale,I was born in 1974.


  2. The model, who shall be nameless, for the nude cover and inside pages (a few missing here), was my art assistant in Hunter Advertising back in the day. A stunningly beautiful girl and way ahead of her time. This all caused her a real amount of serious trouble too. Jim FitzPatrick


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