1983 Irish Cufflinks – ’83 Birthday Gift


39th Birthday Gift. The Irish 50p Cufflinks were made as there were no other coins made that year. It means that they cufflinks, make a very unique set of cufflinks The 50p was a seven sided coin and featured the woodcock design. The coins are encased into the cufflinks and would be suitable for someone who wants something just a little bit different.

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Dublin beat Galway to become All Ireland Senior Football Champions

Kilkenny won the All Ireland Senior Hurling Champions

Born that Year

Cherl Cole (Singer)


Inventions in 1983 included

Soft bifocal contact lenses

First Cabbage Patch Kids sold


Famous Irish movies included


James Joyce’s Women

Also that year

Seatbelt use for drivers and front seat passengers becomes mandatory

Fianna Fail ministers were involved in ‘bugging’ conversations and in ‘tapping’ journalists’ phones. The scandal brings a series of resignations but Charles Haughey survives as party leader.

Ballymany Stud Farm, Co. Kildare: the champion racehorse ‘Shergar’ is kidnapped. Despite a nationwide search, ‘Shergar’ is never found.

RTÉ screens the first episode of a new series “Glenroe”. Starring Mick Lally and Joe Lynch as Dinny and Miley Byrne, it takes up where “Bracken” left off.

World Athletics Championships, 14 August 1983: Eamonn Coghlan wins the 5000m final.


Only You by the Flying Pickets is Christmas number 1.


Paul Young: Love Of The Common People
Eurythmics: Sweet Dreams
Christy Moore: Don’t Forget Your Shovel
David Bowie: Modern Love
Bananarama: Cruel Summer
Van Morrison: Cry For Home
Michael Jackson: Beat It
New Order: Blue Monday
Phil Lynott: Old Town
Howard Jones: New Song
Paddy Reilly: Fields Of Athenry