The 1950s were simpler, frugal times in Ireland. For those who remember those times, these chapters may give an insight into and an understanding of the great social, politicial and sporting highlights of 1957

  • The IRA raid on the RUC barracks in Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh
  • General Election, March 1957
  • Sir Anthony Eden's resignation as British Prime Minister following the 1956 Suez Crisis
  • The Fethard-on-Sea boycott of Protestant businesses
  • The school desegregation crisis in Little Rock, Arkanas and the Sputnik Soviet satellite launch
  • David Lean's The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • The Five Nations Rugby Championship
  • John Caldwell, Freddie Gilroy, Anthony 'Socks' Byrne, Harry Perry and Fred Tiedt
  • England's cruel injury-time equaliser
  • Ronnie Delany, 1956 Olympic 1500M gold medalist beats England's Derek Ibbotson, world mile record holder
  • The 'Wee County' Louth were crowned All-Ireland Football Champions
  • Philomena Garvey won the British Ladies Championship in Gleneagles, Scotland

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