More From The Limerick Post, July 1989

More From The Limerick Post, July 1989

Here's what you'd see towards the back page in them days.

Kind of a Moonlighting vibe about the graphics
Kind of a Moonlighting vibe about the graphics

There's a new sheriff in town now, but this was the original Speakeasy bar on O'Connell Street. Monday nights were usually the domain of the Paul Duffy band, at whose gigs you would find the cream of Limerick musical talent battling to look as unimpressed as possible–while secretly burning with jealousy. They were really great gigs.

Speakeasy (above Texas Steakout)
Speakeasy (above Texas Steakout)
A veritable cornucopia of mega-discos and extravaganzas.

Music six nights a week in the Two Mile? Yes, my son.
Music six nights a week in the Two Mile? Yes, my son.
Anyone for a packet of Roe and chips?

Before the Curse of the Olde Tom struck
Before the Curse of the Olde Tom struck
I doubt if the current legislation allows for a 'Fastest Pint Drinking' competition. And what about that 'Alternative Night'?

And he was pretty 'Wild' too
And he was pretty 'Wild' too
There was a Brown family mafia thing going on in those days. And correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't there a Sunday late-afternoon session too?

All in all, there was a heck of a lot of music during the last great depression, a good deal more than nowadays. The Celtic Tiger ushered in an utterly music-free era from which we are only starting to recover. Keep your fingers crossed.

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