A fire at Powers Distillery, John's Lane, Dublin. The fire fortunately occurred during a period when the distillery was not in use, but a warehouse containing 4000 hogsheads of maturing whiskey was destroyed. Picture shows Firemen and fire engine with John's Lane Church in the background. 5 July 1961
1963 - 01/11 The Beatles at Dublin Airport C292-7551.jpg | Irish Photo Archive
The Beatles arrive in Ireland to play their only gig in the country in the Adelphi Cinema on 7 November 1963. Dubliners clamour to see the band on their arrival at the Gresham Hotel..07.11.1963
Ireland was astounded during the week to learn that Jackie Kennedy had been exchanging personal letters with an Irish priest for years. However, any initial expectations of a new juicy scandal proved unfounded, as the correspondence proved to be entirely innocent. Jackie Kennedy and her daughter, Caroline (left), in Wexford, in 1967 Jackie met a priest call Fr Joseph Leonard when she visited Ireland in 1950 as a 21-year-old student. They only met one more time, in 1955, but continued to…
State of Grace
The Cannes film festival opens today with Grace of Monaco, a film that has generated far more controversy than is warranted by its subject matter. Nicole Kidman plays Grace Kelly, or the Princess of Monaco as Kelly is at this point in her life. The film focuses on a period of tension between France and Monaco which boiled down to tax collection – not the most exciting topic for a movie. However, the controversy surrounding the film all relates to players off the screen. First of all, there…
09/10/1960 Maguire Family B588-6396.jpg | Irish Photo Archive
The Maguire family celebrates the arrival of their 20th baby at the Rotunda Hospital. Even for its time, this was an unusually large family, and the event made the British as well as the Irish papers. Family members..09.10.1960
Maureen Potter Protests Against Bus Fare Rise | Irish Photo Archive
'Bus Fares Up' Maureen Potter finds an alternative mode of travel as a protest about an imminent increase in bus fares on Grafton Street..15.01.1960
Children bobbing for apples at Halloween at Botanic Road, Glasnevin, 28th October 1960. | Irish Photo Archive
Children bobbing for apples at Halloween at Botanic Road, Glasnevin on the 28th of October 1960.
C271 - 1963 Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco and family arrive at Dublin Airport | Irish Photo Archive
25/08/1963 08/25/1963 25 August 1963 Royal Visit by Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco. The Royal family arrive at Dublin Airport. Princess Grace and Prince Albert are greeted by Frank Aiken by the aircraft at Dublin Airport.
1961-30/11 Irish Rowan at Dockyard B989-4437.jpg | Irish Photo Archive
The Irish Rowan under construction at Verolme Cork Dockyard. It was the first vessel built by the newly-formed dockyard and was operated by Irish Shipping..30.11.1961