Macnas place giant, larger than life daffodils at the side of the road in Galway to highlight Daffodil Day.

On Daffodil Day thousands of volunteers around Ireland sell daffodil pins and flowers to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society’s free, nationwide services for those with and affected by cancer in Ireland. 

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On Daffodil Day in 1989 giant, "larger than life" daffodils were placed on the side of the road by Macnas Arts Group in Galway to mark the event. 

Peter Sammon from Macnas spoke to Jim Fahy about making daffodils "larger than life" to promote Daffodil Day. Noel Sherlock from the Galway branch of the Irish Cancer Society talks about the origins of Daffodil Day, which began in Canada. 

The money raised from this year's fundraising events will be used to fund a new team of Daffodil Nurses. The plan is to assign specialist nurses to deal with cancer patients and their families in every county in the country. 

Danno Heaslip of the Irish Cancer Society talks about the importance of home care for cancer patients and the need to raise as much money as possible to provide as many Daffodil Nurses as possible. 

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 14 March 1989.