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Sixteen brutal and beautiful pictures of Ireland in the 1960s

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(Photo by Norman Potter/Express/Getty Images)

1. January 13, 1969: Violence breaks out during a civil rights demonstration in Newry, County Down. 

(Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
(Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

2. February 28, 1967: Blacksmith John O’Sullivan at work in County Cork 

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(Photo by J. Merriman/Keystone Features/Getty Images)

3. March 17, 1969: The St Patrick’s Day Parade passes through Dublin, watched by Irish prime minister Jack Lynch 

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(Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

4. June 27, 1963: US President John F. Kennedy (1917 – 1963) attends a tea party in his ancestral town of Dunganstown, County Wexford. His great-grandfather Patrick Kennedy lived in Ireland before immigrating to America. On the far right is his third cousin Mary Kennedy Ryan. 

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(Photo by D. Peacock/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

5. August 1963: A group of children looking into the water at the harbour at Bangor in County Down

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(Photo by Stan Meagher/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

6. 1969: British Army Soldiers in riot gear during civil unrest in Northern Ireland

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(Photo credit LECLERC/AFP/Getty Images)

7. Children talk with British soldiers at a roadblock, 21 September 1969, in a street of Belfast, Ulster. 

A young boy with a bin lid as a shield plays warrior on the streets of Ulster.   (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)
(Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)

8. A young boy with a bin lid as a shield plays warrior on the streets of Ulster

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(Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images)

9. September 1960: A brewery worker unloading barrels of Guinness on a Dublin street

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(Photo by Daily Express/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Comic actor Charlie Chaplin (1889 – 1977, centre, left) and family on a fishing holiday in Killarney, Ireland, 14th July 1960. Chaplin’s wife Oona O’Neill (1925 – 1991) is on the far right

(Photo by Kenneth Rittener/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
(Photo by Kenneth Rittener/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

11. A group of children of The Claddagh, an ancient fishing settlement on Galway Bay on the West Coast of Ireland, circa 1965

(Photo by James Jackson/Getty Images)
(Photo by James Jackson/Getty Images)

12. British soldiers stop a man trying to carry his baby through a barbed-wire barricade on the Catholic Falls Road area of Belfast

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(Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)

13. Irish nun Sister Gertrude sings in a recording studio with the accompaniment of the Pacific Showband, Silverpine Studios, Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland, January 29, 1965. Sister Gertrude cut the album to raise funds so that Irish nuns who serve in Australia, like herself, could come home on visits more frequently

 (Photo by Chris Ware/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Ware/Getty Images)

14. The Cluskey brothers and their cousin John Stokes of pop group The Bachelors, known as ‘The Irish Beatles’, meet Ireland’s top pop group the Dublin-based musicians Butch and the Capital Band Show, backstage at the London Palladium

(Photo by Norman Potter/Express/Getty Images)
(Photo by Norman Potter/Express/Getty Images)

15. January 13, 1969: Violence breaks out during a civil rights demonstration in Newry, County Down

(Photo by John Pratt/Keystone Features/Getty Images)
(Photo by John Pratt/Keystone Features/Getty Images)

16. September 1965: Garda directing traffic in front of O’Meara’s The Irish House, a landmark Dublin pub at 1 Wood Quay on the Liffey, 

 

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One comment on “Sixteen brutal and beautiful pictures of Ireland in the 1960s”

  1. leo mcgarvey

    some joy,some sadness.but our IRELAND is a proud country now

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