Out this week: Eighties Limerick is brought back to life in All Our Yesterdays magazine

Alan English, editor

Reporter:

Alan English, editor

READERS who remember the 1980s – whether fondly or otherwise – will not want to miss the latest magazine in the Leader’s unique All Our Yesterdays series, which will be free with this week’s paper.

READERS who remember the 1980s – whether fondly or otherwise – will not want to miss the latest magazine in the Leader’s unique All Our Yesterdays series, which will be free with this week’s paper.

This collectable series is the result of a considerable undertaking by the Limerick Leader’s dedicated Archive team and the latest supplement covers the remarkably eventful years from 1985 to 1989.

The magazine will feature everything from moving statues in the city and county to the drama and sadness over the closure of Barrington’s hospital – not forgetting the massive political intrigue leading to the formation and stunning electoral success of Des O’Malley’s Progressive Democrats.

Those were all huge stories for the Leader, but in keeping with the approach of the very popular Reeling in the Years TV series, it is often the smaller events and even some of the advertisements of the era that will entertain readers most.

Perhaps most popular of all will be the scores of wonderful archive pictures rediscovered by our hard-working, committed team from the original negatives – a painstaking but hugely rewarding exercise and a real contribution to local social history, we believe.

Of course, packing five years into one magazine is no mean feat, but we are confident that we have captured the spirit of the times in Limerick.

See for yourself if we are right!