Perfect 34th Birthday Gift. 1986 Irish Copper Penny Coins. These unique cufflinks are made from genuine old Irish 1 Penny coins. An image of an ornamental bird, adapted from the Book of Kells, held in Trinity College in Dublin, features on the obverse side of the coin. The other cufflinks features 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
Charlotte Church (Singer)
High temperature super conductor
Lamb, with the Irish actor Liam Neeson
US bombs Libya in protest at Libyan sponsorship of terrorist organizations involved in the bomb exploded in the crowded La Belle disco in Berlin, Germany.
Breakthrough in US – USSR Arms Talks between Reagan and Gorbachev leads to commitment to disarm thus ending a long period of instability caused by the Cold War
Spain and Portugal join the EEC
John McCarthy, a British TV journalist, is kidnapped in the capital of Lebanon, Beirut.
1986 is also the year of the ‘Challenger’ disaster. Seven people die on board the US space shuttle.
At Chernobyl in the Soviet Union, a nuclear reactor explodes. It is the world’s worst civil nuclear disaster.
As the Lebanese civil war worsens, Belfast man Brian Keenan is kidnapped. He will spend four years as a hostage.
Dublin Airport opens for the first time on Christmas day.
Hurricane ‘Charlie’ reaches Ireland in August. The East and Southeast are worst hit.
Two new pandas arrive in Dublin zoo, Ming Ming and Ping Ping.
Irelands new soccer manager arrives in Dublin in February 1986, his name is Jack Charlton
Caravan of Love by the Housemartins is Christmas number 1.
On the 17th of May, in the RDS – Dublin, Bob Geldof and Christy Moore organise ‘Self Aid’, a concert to raise money for job growth. Artists who play include, The Pogues, Van Morrison, Christy Moore, Chris De Burgh, Boomtown Rats, Rory Gallagher, U2 and the first public appearance of Thin Lizzy since the death of Phil Lynott.
Popular TV shows this year include the BBC’s Only fools and Horses.
The Irish Christmas number 1 was The Housemartins, ‘Caravan Of Love’
Dire Straits: Walk Of Life
The Waterboys: Whole Of The Moon
Billy Ocean: When The Going Gets Tough
Chris de Burgh: Lady In Red
Housemartins: Caravan Of Love
Bon Jovi: You Give Love A Bad Name
Dermot Morgan: Thank You Very Much, Mr. Eastwood
Wham!: Edge Of Heaven