Deirdre McCarthy reports for 'Nationwide' on the myths, legends and religious practices surrounding St. Valentine’s Day.
- Title The Myths of Valentine’s Day
- 1st Broadcast 14/02/1996
- ContributorDeirdre McCarthy (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:02:03
- Material Type Video
- Series title Nationwide
- Clip title “Dear Saint Anne, send me a man, a good one If you can”.
- Extended description
Eilis de Barra remembers saying novenas to Saint Anne to find a husband.
“Dear Saint Anne, Send me a man, A good one if you can”.
Eilis says that springtime is traditionally the time when a young man’s fantasy turns to love.
Mary Byrne talks about love potions containing hair, nail clippings, herbs, heat and the names of the couple involved. The spell is then administered to the man without his knowledge in an attempt to bring him closer to his partner.
This episode of 'Nationwide' was broadcast on Valentine's Day, 1996.
'Nationwide' is an early evening magazine programme that brings Irish viewers an eclectic round-up of news, views and events from around the country.
- Local keywords Valentine's Day, Deirdre McCarthy, Eilis de Barra, St. Valentine, Mary Byrne
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic National Holidays, Festivals, Anniversaries, Annual Events
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1996
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier 96D00134
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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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