RTÉ Archives are delighted to have been shortlisted for the International Federation of Television Archive’s (FIAT/IFTA) award for the 'Most Innovative Use of Archive'. Voting for this award is open to the public. Vote now on the FIAT/IFTA website.

RTÉ Archives have been recognised for a campaign that brought the broadcast of a presumed lost episode of 'The School Around the Corner' fifty years after it was first seen on television. The FIAT/IFTA Jury found "The School Around the Corner to be a wonderful example of how an old, forgotten program with the help of the public can create a new innovative product."


In 2012 RTÉ Archives discovered an episode of ‘The School Around the Corner’ which had been recorded in Cork fifty years earlier. The programme featured five national school children and RTÉ Archives set out to find them. A joint campaign across RTÉ asked the public for their help. Shown here is five year old Noel O'Driscoll singing 'Katy Daly'.

The FIAT/IFTA Awards recognise the work of the archivists world-wide and RTÉ Archives is proud to have been nominated.
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