"All The Men Will Be Leaving For England Again"

EXHIBITION : EMIGRATION ONCE AGAIN

About this Item

The impact on families in the west of Ireland when the time comes for the men to travel to England for work.

  • Title
    Ireland is Home to Us
  • 1st Broadcast
    01/11/1972
  • Contributor
    Patrick Gallagher (Reporter)
    Joe Mulhollhand (Producer)
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:48
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Report
  • Clip title
    "All The Men Will Be Leaving For England Again"
  • Extended description

    Many families in Ireland have to get used to the man of the house leaving them for up to nine months of the year to work away from home.

    The Conroy family in Doohoma, west Mayo talk about when the local men have to leave for England again. Jack Conroy his wife and daughter discuss the impact of his departure.

    This extract also shows a car with suitcases on the roof collecting men from rural farmhouses. An elderly woman with a dog comes to the road to see the car off. The car loaded with suitcases drives away on a narrow country road. The woman waves and returns to her house.

  • Information

    An extract from a 'Report' programme which follows the plight of two families from the west of Ireland where the men leave home for long periods to work in England.

    'Report' was a series of half hour documentaries. This programme was broadcast 1 November 1972.

  • Local keywords
    Emigration, Emigrants, Unemployment, Doohoma, County Mayo
  • Geographical coverage
    Doohoma, Mayo, Ireland
  • Topic
    Society and Social Issues
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1972
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    P204/00072
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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