Tag Archives: 1987


Kevin Jenkinson tweetz:

Pupils at [Holy Child] Larkhill Boys’ National School in Dublin in awe of the Apple we won in 1987 after sending in wash powder labels with a slogan!


From Christmas 1987, an ad for Lifestyle Sports starring Constantin Gurdgiev Maurice Pratt.

Including Adidas Roms and “leisure suits”.

Happy days.

Previously: A Word From Our Sponsor


From 1987, an ad for Quinnsworth starring Maurice Pratt.

The contents of every 80s Christmas raffle ever.

Oh for a salmon coloured ticket…

rhondasammy brendian

From 1987, when Rhonda Paisley (top) hosted an episode of RTÉ’s chat show Saturday Live.

Most recordings have been destroyed as part of the Good Friday Agreement.

Guests included Brendan Grace, Rhonda’s then partner Sammy Wilson, and her father a pre-cuddly Reverend Ian Paisley (bottom).

Sammy’s deathless anecdotes (15:00, 25:00 and 57:00) and Brendan impersonating the Big Man (54:30) do nothing to relieve the unremitting weirdness.

Good times.

Watch in full here.


From 1987, an ad for Harp Lager.

60 seconds of 80s awesomeness.

Some viewers may find the opening shot offensive.


Ramones with Marc Bolan

The Ramones with Marc Bolan and a tin of the Irish nectar.

(H/T: Colm Walsh)


From 1987, an ad for Marathon bar.

In the pre-Snickers era, Terence says he could chew away on one from 11am until lunchtime.

It was that big.


From 1987, an ad for Fasinex.

Farmer Billy narrowly missed out to Michael Caine for Best Supporting Actor that year.

Not a lot of people know that.



From 1987, an ad for HMV.

Looking for a little discount given half a chance.

Good times.