From 1980, an ad for Sqeez orange juice.
“Wake up each day with a Sqeez…”
Hence, the highest birth rate in the then EEC.
A RTÉ report from the first Dublin Marathon in 1980, won by Dick Hooper, from Raheny Shamrock Athletic Club, above, in 2:16.14, ahead of this year’s marathon which takes place on Monday, starting from Fitzwilliam Street Upper at 8.55am.
The first woman to cross the line was Carey May, of Dublin City Harriers, who ran it in 2:42.11.
Via Dublin Marathon
It was a story which gained the attention of the New York Times, ABC, CBS and NBC at the time.
Now, 33 years later, the four brothers, above, are preparing to redo the feat but this time they’ll be running the Dublin Marathon on Monday, October 28.
All in aid of MS Ireland.
“Ireland Inc. is in a ditch. It’s important to help each other along the journey. No matter what walk of life we come from, if we don’t work together, we won’t get very far.”
“33 years later we’re doing it again. While we’re a bit more rotund now, let’s say, and we may not do it in the same time as before, our intention is the same – to raise funds for a very worthy cause like MS Ireland.”
You can sponsor the brothers here
To mark Record Store Day tomorrow, RTÉ Archives have released this picture of Ian Dempsey supporting Murray’s Record store, 71, Upper George’s Street, Dun Laoghaire in Dublin in 1980.
He was the James Dean of South Dublin. But he had a cause.
Music. At an affordable price.
Nicola Long writes:
“Busáras, Dublin 1980.”
They’re still there.
Not smoking, obviously.