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11 old Irish ads which prove things were better back in the day

Wow, these are good.

THEY DON’T MAKE adverts like they used to. Here’s why:

1. The jazz-playing hep cats in this Pak Orange ad


They just don’t make dubstep like they used to, do they?

2. The incredible showbiz scoops in this RTÉ Guide ad


Also, the fact that the RTÉ Guide was apparently in space.

3. What pub banter was like back in the day, according to this Bass ad


4. The tiny TV tuned to RTÉ in this Woodbine ad


5. Darth Vader appearing in this Quinnsworth ad


Oh, Darth. You do love toys.

6. Horslips rocking the young folk in this Mirinda ad


It didn’t count as selling out back then, right?

7. The specialised cheese knife used to cut Calvita in this Calvita ad


8. The incredible emotion in this Centra ad


*dabs at eyes with tissue*

9. The hallucination-inducing graphics in this Cadet drinks ad


10. Brendan’s octopus-like flapping hand at the 15-second mark in this Beamish ad


Cannot. Be. Unseen.

11. The simmering sexual tension in this Stag cider ad


We’re off for a cold shower, followed by a refreshing drink of Mirinda. Byeeee!

PHOTOS: Remember these old logos and brands?>

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Michael Freeman

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