The story of the Menai Suspension Bridge in Anglesey in Wales and its Irish connections.
- Title Menai Suspension Bridge
- 1st Broadcast 22/02/1976
- ContributorProinsias Ó Conluain (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:05:12
- Material Type Audio
- Clip title Menai Suspension Bridge in Anglesey
- Extended description
Proinsias Ó Conluain tells the story of the construction of the Menai Suspension Bridge which was partly at the instigation of Irish MPs in Westminster.
In what seems an unusual subject matter but demonstrates O'Conluain's diversity as a programme maker, the recording marked 150 years since the construction of the Menai Suspension Bridge.
Another example of Proinsias Ó Conluain's versatility as a presenter and producer is that he had the foresight to record the local drama company's dramatisation of how the building of the bridge came about. In this extract from the documentary, the Irish Ambassador is mentioned as being part of the commemoration, because of the obvious Irish links, but Proinsias went on to say in the programme that they were refused permission to record at the commemoration celebration and therefore we don't have audio of the ambassador's words!
The accompanying photograph shows the Menai Suspension Bridge, designed by Thomas Telford, and the Britannia Tubular Bridge, designed by Robert Stephenson, between mainland Wales and Anglesey. Original Artwork: Lithograph by Picken. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
- Local keywords Proinsias Ó Conluain, Menai, Angelsey, Carnavonshire, Wales, Westminster
- Geographical coverage Wales
- Topic The Media
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- Production year 1976
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier AA016139
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)
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Broadcast - 13/12/1991
Clip Length - 00:03:41
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Clip Length - 00:02:09
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Clip Length - 00:02:22
Clip Length - 00:04:10
Menai Suspension Bridge in Anglesey
Broadcast - 22/02/1976
Clip Length - 00:05:12
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