1. January 13, 1969: Violence breaks out during a civil rights demonstration in Newry, County Down.
2. February 28, 1967: Blacksmith John O’Sullivan at work in County Cork
3. March 17, 1969: The St Patrick’s Day Parade passes through Dublin, watched by Irish prime minister Jack Lynch
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.
5. August 1963: A group of children looking into the water at the harbour at Bangor in County Down
6. 1969: British Army Soldiers in riot gear during civil unrest in Northern Ireland
7. Children talk with British soldiers at a roadblock, 21 September 1969, in a street of Belfast, Ulster.
8. A young boy with a bin lid as a shield plays warrior on the streets of Ulster
9. September 1960: A brewery worker unloading barrels of Guinness on a Dublin street
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
11. A group of children of The Claddagh, an ancient fishing settlement on Galway Bay on the West Coast of Ireland, circa 1965
12. British soldiers stop a man trying to carry his baby through a barbed-wire barricade on the Catholic Falls Road area of Belfast
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
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
15. January 13, 1969: Violence breaks out during a civil rights demonstration in Newry, County Down
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,