Tension at Rally in Support of Bernadette Devlin

EXHIBITION : NORTHERN IRELAND 1969

About this Item

Seán Duignan introduces a report from Don McManus in Moneymore, Derry, where a meeting in support of Bernadette Devlin is disrupted by supporters of Ian Paisley.

  • Title
    Tension at Moneymore
  • 1st Broadcast
    16/04/1969
  • Contributor
    Don McManus (Reporter)
    Sean Duignan (Presenter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:03:30
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Tension at Rally in Support of Bernadette Devlin
  • Extended description

    Seán Duignan introduces this report by Don McManus from Moneymore, Derry, where a meeting in support of Bernadette Devlin is disrupted by Paisleyites.

    Michael Farrell and Eamonn McCann both attempt to address the meeting. However, Bernadette Devlin had been advised not to speak at the rally due to the trouble and the threats to her well-being. The meeting is abandoned.


    The rally took place on the eve of the by-election for the Mid Ulster seat at Westminster. Don McManus describes the scene as the supporters of Paisley disrupt the rally and the violence that ensues.
     

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report by Don McManus on the continuing tension in Derry on the eve of the bi-election.
    This report is introduced by Sean Duignan and was broadcast on 16 April 1969.

    The photograph accompanying this clip shows broadcaster, Seán Duignan, here presenting the News Roundup of 1971.
     

    The photographer was Eve Holmes
     © RTÉ Stills Library 2045/009

  • Local keywords
    Northern Ireland 1969, Bernadette Devlin, Moneymore, Derry, Don McManus, Paisleyites, Michael Farrell, Eamonn McCann, Petticoat Election
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Derry
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1969
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    LQC0041A
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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