Dancers jived the night away in the Midas Nightclub Ballyhaunis, Mayo, in an old-style dancing competition.
The ‘Scaoil Amach an Bobailín’ team were in Ballyhaunis, County Mayo, for a jiving competition in the Midas Nightclub,
Tá ollchomórtas mór jeighbheáil ar siúl anocht.
Seán Bán Breathnach was the emcee, but fellow reporters Cynthia Ní Mhurchú and Rónán Mac Aodha Bhuí had the more difficult task of being on the judging panel.
Couples jived to music played by The Brose Walsh Band, for a chance to win a weekend for two in London and £250 spending money. John Murray and Maureen O'Dowd made it through to the final round, as did Tom Donoghue and Eileen Costello, and Jimmy and Eleanor Roche, but they faced stiff competition from Vincent Sweeney and Imelda Jordan, Seamus and Kathleen Brennan, and Seosamh Ó Domhnaill, whose partner was Mary Lyons.
This episode of ‘Scaoil Amach an Bobailín’ was broadcast on 5 April 1992.
‘Scaoil Amach an Bobailín’ was an Irish-language television programme featuring comedy sketches, rock music and debate on social and political issues.
Loosely translated as ‘Let It All Hang Out’, the programme was designed to be zany, informal and appeal to Irish speakers both inside and outside the Gaeltacht. It was presented by Seán Bán Breathnach and Cynthia Ní Mhurchú. There were also two young reporters, Rónán Mac Aodha Bhuí and Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh, who went around the country looking for lively stories.
‘Scaoil Amach an Bobailín’ was first broadcast on 7 October 1990 and ran until 1992.