Roadmap: Old Irish Tellybox


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If there’s one thing we Irish love, it’s a hefty dose of nostalgia – especially with added comedy.

Though laughing and getting misty-eyed for days gone by might not, on the face of it, seem like obvious bedfellows, it’s something we’ve mastered pretty well – think of the emotional rollercoaster that was Reeling in the Years.

The Old Irish Tellybox page on Facebook has been knocking comedic nostalgia out of the park recently with its daily posts of clips from 80s and 90s Irish TV.

And there’s insight to be gained here too – the feckless Garda eating a Kit-Kat while on speed camera duty in the middle of nowhere (‘It’s you or me, pilgrim’) takes on new resonances in the wake of last year’s penalty points scandal.

Classic nostalgia fodder with added cultural illumination.

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Words: Rachel Donnelly

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