Saint Valentine, Cards, Relics, in Dublin

EXHIBITION : VALENTINES DAY

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People on Grafton Street in Dublin's city centre talk about Valentine's Day and what it means to them. Tom McGurk also pays a visit to Whitefriars Church where the relics of Saint Valentine are preserved.

  • Title
    St. Valentine and Valentine Cards
  • 1st Broadcast
    10/02/1976
  • Contributor
    Tom McGurk (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:05:31
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    First House
  • Clip title
    Saint Valentine, Cards, Relics, in Dublin
  • Extended description

    A report on St Valentine's day from the series 'First House'. Reporter Tom McGurk asks people on Grafton Street, Dublin about their plans for Valentine's Day and what they know of Saint Valentine. He then visits Whitefriars Church on Aungier Street Dublin where the relics of Saint Valentine are preserved. The relics were donated to the church in 1835.

    McGurk gives a history of Saint Valentine and of the tradition of sending cards which may be an ancient Roman tradition.


  • Information

    This episode of 'First House' was broadcast on 10 February, 1976.

    The 'First House' series was broadcast in 1975 and 1976.

  • Local keywords
    Valentine's Day, St. Valentine, Dublin, Aungier Street, Whitefriars Church, Tom McGurk, First House, Grafton Street
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Dublin
  • Topic
    National Holidays, Festivals, Anniversaries, Annual Events
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1976
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    P160/00076
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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