Perfect 42nd Birthday Gift. 1978 Irish Halfpenny Coin. These unique cufflinks are made from genuine old Irish Halfpenny Coins. The cufflinks feature an image of an ornamental bird , taken from the Book of Kells and also feature The Irish Harp, a symbol of the history, culture and heritage of the Emerald Isle. These cufflinks are made by hand not machine, the coins are inset into the cufflinks and come in a beautiful silver presentation box. You are covered with our 100% satisfaction guarantee on all our products. Give a piece of history as a gift today..
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Kerry won the All Ireland Senior Football Champions
Cork won the All Ireland Senior Hurling Champions
Also, born that year were:
Katie Price (Model/Singer)
Marissa Miller (Model)
Nelly Furtado (Singer)
In the US Camp David Peace Treaty Egypt makes peace with Israel
Public Service strikes in UK causes major disruption to all services
US Teachers strike extend summer holidays for thousands of students
After nearly 30 years The Volkswagen Beetle stops production having manufactured 20 million cars
Worldwide Unemployment rises after several decades of near full employment
Gold reaches an all time high of $200.00 per ounce
The US Dollar plunges to record low against many European currencies
1978 is known as ‘the year of three Popes’ Pope Paul VI dies in August. Pope John Paul I dies after 33 days in office. A 58 year-old Polish Cardinal is elected in October. Karol Wojtyla becomes Pope John Paul II.
RTE opens a second TV channel this year. RTE 2 starts on 2 November. The line-up of stars includes Terry Wogan, Val Doonican, Gemma Craven and Maureen Potter, Ronnie Barker and Liberace.
Mary’s Boy Child by Boney M is Christmas Number 1
The Jacksons – Blame It On The Boogie
Genesis – Follow Me
Boney M – Rivers Of Babylon
The Boomtown Rats – Rat Trap
Blue Oyster Cult – Don’t Fear The Reaper
Chic – Le Freak
Gloria – One Day At A Time
The Undertones – Teenage Kicks
Yvonne Elliman – If I Can’t Have You
Unknown Irish band U2 (previously The Hype) record Street Mission