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Uploaded on Jul 3, 2009
A look back at the Irish and world events of 31 December in the 20th Century.
1900 Opening of the new century 1918 Irish Independent editorial - Countess Markiewicz - Maud Gonne MacBride 1931 Robert O'Flaherty - Man of Aran 1940 Dr James Ryan - food shortage 1955 Teddy Boys - vandalism - Christchurch 1961 Opening of Telefís Éireann - Éamon de Valera - Siobhán McKenna - Micheál MacLíammóir - Gresham Hotel 1975 Train crash - Clough Bridge, Tubberneering - Gorey, Co. Wexford 1998 Euro currency launched; funeral of Cathal Goulding 1999 Last sunset of the millennium - celebrations