Irish 1/2p Cufflinks


41st Birthday Gift.The halfpenny coin was the smallest denomination of the Irish pound which was decimalised on Decimal Day, it was one of three new designs introduced all in bronze and makes a perfect size for a set of unique Irish cufflinks.

The year on the coin you receive will be the specific year of the listing

1978 - Information and Events from 1978

Kerry won the All Ireland Senior Football Champions
Cork won the All Ireland Senior Hurling Champions

Famous Irish people born that year include

Also, born that year were:
Katie Price (Model/Singer)
Marissa Miller (Model)
Nelly Furtado (Singer)

Inventions in 1978 included

VisiCalc spreadsheet
Artificial heart

Famous Irish movies included

The Irishman

Also that year

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

Other songs

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

1978 - Videos from 1978