Friday 22 September 2017

WATCH: The Late Late Show Valentine's Special was very different in 1982

The Late Late Show Valentine's Special 1982
The Late Late Show Valentine's Special 1982
The Late Late Show Valentine's Special 1982
The Late Late Show Valentine's Special 1982
The Late Late Show Valentine's Special 1982

Sasha Brady

Take a trip down memory lane ahead of tonight's Late Late Show Valentine's Special.

Ireland of the 1980s was ravaged by emigration and economic woes but romance still blossomed and people had all sorts of poetic notions about love, as evident from this archive RTE clip.

Just like tonight's show, The Late Late Show Valentine's Special in 1982 featured games designed to celebrate love and saw host Gay Byrne take to the streets to test how romantic Irish people really were.

Prepare for some heartwarming nostalgic feelings, gas grannies and awesome 1980's beards.

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