In 1983 'The Live Mike' visited a fairy tree in Ardagh, Longford.
The tree was on land owned by Jim Sweeney. There was a saying that when the tree fell, the last of the Sweeneys would die. As Jim was the last of the Sweeneys, he was doing everything in his power to keep it alive! He hadn't given up hope of finding a wife either.
Jim tells Mike Murphy all about his efforts in this clip.
This episode of 'The Live Mike' was broadcast on 18 February 1983.
'The Live Mike' first aired on RTÉ 1 on 9 November 1979. It was billed as a one-hour Friday-night programme of comment, entertainment and surprises. The programme also contained a candid-camera slot in which Mike Murphy and his team took on many disguises.