Emigrant Irish Speakers London 1968

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Today we take a look at 'Féach', the current affairs programme that ran from 1967 to 1984 on RTÉ Television. It set out "to show, from a fresh viewpoint, what is happening at home and abroad each week". (RTÉ Guide, 14 July 1967) 'Féach' was originally presented by Andy O'Mahony with reports from Seán Duignan and Mícheál Ó Briain.

In this report from 30 June 1968, Breandán Ó hEithir goes to a céilí in the Irish Centre in Camden, London and meets some emigrants from Connemara.

Labhrann Ó hEithir le beirt sagart, an t-Athair Ó Mórain and an t-Athair Ó Maoldúin faoin imirce ó Chonamara. Dar le Ó Maoldúin go bhfuil an saol níos deacra i Londain agus an-uaigneach, ach tá na daoine féin ag dul ar aghaidh go han-mhaith ar fad. Deir Ó Maoldúin go bhfuil cuid acu sásta i Londain, ach tá an smaoineamh ina nintinn i gcónaí dul abhaile dá mbeadh slí bheatha ann dóibh.

Ó hEithir asks a few young emigrants in Bermondsey if they think about going home and what income they would like. They give various figures, but the consensus is that the work isn't there for them in Ireland.

Camden, London 1968

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