How the characteristic vocal sounds of cows change according to the county of Ireland they reside in.

Michael Flanagan shares his knowledge about the distinctive sounds cows make in different counties around Ireland. For example, a cow from Newmarket in County Cork,

Prolongs the moo or the loo, and a cow from the Athlone area say, she just says moo and that's all.

He likens it to how people in Cork say the expression 'hey boy' with a prolonged accent, whereas

A cow or farmer we'll say, from the Athlone area, just says 'hey boy' and that's that.

While travelling around the different counties in Ireland, Michael has been observing cattle been driven along the road by farmers.

All of a sudden a cow will just, you know, say moo, and you'd notice the actual difference in, we'll call it, the accent.

A farmer could not just identify the different accents of cattle, but also of dogs and cats.

The French bull wont be able to  undersatand the Irish farmer, but at the same time, I'd imagine that they'll get over that problem.

Michael ran in to difficulties horse riding in France when he urged his steed to 'go on, get up' and found the horse would not budge. However when the French guide said 'allez', the horse took off without a problem.

Frank Hall’s amusing and satirical series began on 29 September 1971 with the full title ‘Hall’s Pictorial Weekly Incorporating the Provincial Vindicator’ which became known as ‘Hall’s Pictorial Weekly’.

The series allowed Frank Hall to follow his own interest in the lives of viewers throughout the country. Regarded as RTÉ’s flagship comedy show, it featured satirical sketches on current news stories and popular culture, as well as parody songs, comedy sketches, re-edited videos, cartoons and spoof television formats.

The show ran for nine series until 1980.

This episode of ‘Hall’s Pictorial Weekly’ was broadcast on 23 December 1972.