On July 20, 1969, the lads from Apollo 11 landed on the Moon making “one small step…” Now we all know about Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin but spare a thought for Michael Collins. While the boyos were bouncing about planting the flag, poor old Collins only got to fly to the moon and stay in orbit.
The Evening Press declared Monday July 21 to be ‘Moonday’ on their masthead and Bishop Fulton Sheen delivered a prayer in the Carmelite Church on Whitefriar Street which was carried on the front page.
You can see some of the news clippings including a ‘here’s one we made in anticipation’ RTE Guide in the National Print Museum’s acknowledgment of how the moon landing impacted upon us and was received.
It is accompanied by an exhibition of second year NCAD illustration students whereby they interpret the theme of the moon into their letterpress prints.
National Print Museum until July 28 (at least)