“Dear Saint Anne, send me a man, a good one If you can”.

EXHIBITION : VALENTINES DAY

About this Item

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
  • Contributor
    Deirdre 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.

  • Information

    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
  • 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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