1959 – Tipperary Town Can’t Bear the Teddies

Teddy Boys inside

Tipperary Star, 10 January 1959

Greasers, Mods, Rockers, Punks, Emos, Skinheads, Metalheads, Goths, Hippies, Ravers, Grungers, New Romantics… the list is endless. Every decade has given rise to a number of youth subcultures that have invariably frightened the living daylights out of their elders. In the late 1950s it was the Teddy Boys and Cosh Girls that were putting the hearts crossways in the plain people of Ireland, and there was no way that members of Tipperary Urban Council were going to give them a platform to run riot through the streets of Tipperary Town: That’ll Be the Day!

TS 10 Jan 1959 Teddy Boys