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Brand New Retro: Problem Pages of the Past

The problem pages from Irish magazines of the 1960s and 1970s give an irresistible insight into the lives of Irish teenagers highlighting their innocence, loneliness, and ignorance in a changing Ireland still dominated by the Catholic Church.

Brand New Retro: Ghosts of Christmas Past

“I still expect to find a magazine in my Christmas stocking”. A look back at old Christmas covers from Irish magazines that are all long gone, dead and buried.

Brand New Retro: Tony Rodgers & The Witches Hut

Dublin had seen nothing like it before. Staff danced and sang to movie soundtracks, Hieronymus Bosch paintings hung on the wall, and when it got hot in the summer, the stylists worked outside.

Brand New Retro: Butlins Mosney

When the camp first opened, the Catholic Standard newspaper warned: “Holiday camps are an English idea and are alien and undesirable in an Irish Catholic country…”

Brand New Retro: Twilfit House

The building is a wonderful example of indigenous industrial architecture, but with plans approved to demolish it for a new 8-storey hotel, one fears 2018 may be the twilight year for Twilfit House.

Brand New Retro: Eurovision, Dublin, 1971

Staging Ireland’s first ever Eurovision was a massive undertaking for RTE. But it was a success and proved we could put on a show as tacky, glitzy and expensive as anyone else.

Brand New Retro: Miss Magazine

Miss magazine was a bright and bubbly monthly aimed at Irish teenagers and young women which was published by the Creation Group in 1965 and 1966.

Brian McMahon: Brand New Retro

Late last year, Liberties Press published Brand New Retro: Vintage Irish Pop Culture and Lifestyle in a tasty coffee-table format that allows you to flick through the history of Irish print, from saucy proto-lad mags, to now quaint opinion and advice columns, to glamorous and glorious fashion spreads. We talked to Brian about his journey from sticking together his own Dundalk punk fanzine, Too Late, with his brother to the publication of this delicious time capsule of a book.


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