1982.

Leopardstown, County Dublin.

What little cash was left in the 1980s went on the gee-gees.

Soft ‘g’, ladies.

4 thoughts on “Totes Emosh

  1. Redundant Proofreaders Society

    Very interesting photos but Leopardstown is not, and never was, considered part of inner city Dublin.

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      1. Rosette of Sirius

        I grew up on the just off the corner of Brighton and Glenamuck. Back in those days it was necessary to take a torch with you when heading out for a walk in the winter. Just beyond the tennis club, it was all farmland until the mid 80s when things kicked off.

        So, it was barely even suburban back then!

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  2. dav

    Would recommend this for a listen – showed how the Tote was tottpled in the late 70’s

    https://www.rte.ie/radio1/doconone/2020/0821/1160463-a-very-irish-coup/

    “On the morning of Sunday, 22nd October 1978, the nation awoke to news that simply didn’t make sense. The country’s bookies had been beaten.
    A group of friends from Listowel in Co Kerry and Abbeyfeale in Co Limerick had spotted a way of manipulating the betting system into believing that a racing greyhound was so poor it could give odds of almost 1000/1 on him. The dog was in fact one of the finest in the country. The bookies had been taken for a ride.
    It remains among the biggest betting coups in the history of Irish gambling.”

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