#OTD in 1947 – The world’s first duty-free shop opened at Shannon Airport, and began as a simple kiosk measuring just a few square metres, selling souvenirs and gifts.

The Duty-Free shop became an immediate success and has been copied worldwide. In its heyday, the tarmac and terminal welcomed leading Hollywood screen stars and celebrities, including Marilyn Monroe, Gene Kelly and Yul Brenner. John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie graced the runway on their historic visit to Ireland to trace their ancestors in […]

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#OTD in 1918 – Co Clare is subject to martial law. 

This state has been brought about by new military orders issued in response to agrarian, political and social unrest – instances include cattle driving, land seizures, shooting affrays and the raiding of houses for arms. Alongside an increased military presence, a new regime effectively cuts the county off from the rest of Ireland; permits are now […]

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#OTD in 1947 – The world’s first duty-free shop opened at Shannon Airport, and began as a simple kiosk measuring just a few square metres, selling souvenirs and gifts.

The Duty-Free shop became an immediate success and has been copied worldwide. In its heyday, the tarmac and terminal welcomed leading Hollywood screen stars and celebrities, including Marilyn Monroe, Gene Kelly and Yul Brenner. John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie graced the runway on their historic visit to Ireland to trace their ancestors in […]

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#OTD in 1918 – Co Clare is subject to martial law. 

This state has been brought about by new military orders issued in response to agrarian, political and social unrest – instances include cattle driving, land seizures, shooting affrays and the raiding of houses for arms. Alongside an increased military presence, a new regime effectively cuts the county off from the rest of Ireland; permits are now […]

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#OTD in 1947 – The world’s first duty-free shop opened at Shannon Airport, and began as a simple kiosk measuring just a few square metres, selling souvenirs and gifts.

The Duty-Free shop became an immediate success and has been copied worldwide. In its heyday, the tarmac and terminal welcomed leading Hollywood screen stars and celebrities, including Marilyn Monroe, Gene Kelly and Yul Brenner. John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie graced the runway on their historic visit to Ireland to trace their ancestors in […]

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#OTD in 1918 – County Clare is subject to martial law. 

This state has been brought about by new military orders issued in response to agrarian, political and social unrest – instances include cattle driving, land seizures, shooting affrays and the raiding of houses for arms. Alongside an increased military presence, a new regime effectively cuts the county off from the rest of Ireland; permits are now […]

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