130 years of Irish life summed up in photos

Muhammad Ali having the craic with police men in Ireland.

The Rare Irish Stuff Facebook page contains so many snippets of Irish life and history that it's quite easy to become immersed in photos, videos and old ads for hours on end.

Here are just few of the images they have shared that come together to tell the story of Ireland.

Hopefully you recognise or remember some of the 'Irish stuff' featured.

Muhammad Ali having the craic in Ireland
(above)

Dublin rockers in their hey day

Irish emigrants Ellis Island bound aboard the Atlantic Liner

 The unforgettable Phil Lynott

 Kids outside 'The Irish House' in 1962

Few sticks for rent in Co Mayo

 The view from Nelson's Pillar

The towers in Ballymun

 Were you a Zhivago regular?

Irish emigrants about to step off at Ellis Island, NY

The Ballybough express in 1980s


Irish Street Art at its finest

These are amazing, from A Visual Feast.

 John Lennon on an Irish civil rights march in London 1971

  There's just too much Guinness!

Smithwick's previous attempt at trying to be sexy

The wonderful James Joyce

  Thomas Dudley AKA Bang Bang

Patrick Street rag market, 1903

  Irish Americans, the Sullivan brothers in 1942



The Sullivan brothers were five siblings who were all killed in action when their ship the light cruiser SS Juneau was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine on November 13th 1942 in World War II.

26. As bowld as brass



 Nice day for a few pints

A pub divided

Harcourt Street Station, 14 February 1900 – He was in a rush to get home for Valentines

The infamous Dan Breen

  Aer Lingus ads back in the day

 Wells Square in Oriel Street, Dublin

The Terenure skeleton's sword

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