Death of Frances McCloskey in Dungiven

EXHIBITION : NORTHERN IRELAND 1969

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Eddie Barrett reports from Dungiven, Co. Derry, where elderly farmer Francis McCloskey was struck by RUC batons in a mêlée near the Orange Hall. He died 24 hours later in hospital.

  • Title
    Dungiven Disturbances
  • 1st Broadcast
    15/07/1969
  • Contributor
    Eddie Barrett (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:03:31
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Death of Frances McCloskey in Dungiven
  • Extended description

    Eddie Barrett reports from Dungiven, Co. Derry, where elderly farmer Francis McCloskey was struck by RUC batons in a mêlée near the Orange Hall. He died 24 hours later in hospital.

    Ivan Cooper hopes that it will be possible to contain the emotions of the town's people and they will not seek revenge on Mr. McCloskey's death and that common sense will prevail.

    According to Barrett, most people believe that the Orange Order is the cause of all the trouble and feel that the Orange Hall should never have been built.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report by Eddie Barrett from Dungiven, Co. Derry broadcast on 15 July 1969.

    The photograph accompanying this clip shows RTÉ News reporter Eddie Barrett on the steps of Stormont in Belfast in May 1969.

    The photographer was Peter Dorney.
    © RTÉ Stills Library 2142/054

  • Local keywords
    Northern Ireland 1969, Growing Tension, Dungiven, Derry, Londonderry, Francis McCloskey, RUC, Orange Hall, Ivan Cooper, Orange Order, Eddie Barrett
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Derry
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1969
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    QNX000217
  • 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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