A combined pub crawl and stretcher race through the streets of Rathangan, Co. Kildare.

Teams carry members on stretchers stopping at various pubs along the way for beers.This was just one of the events that took place as part of Rathangan Civic Week, which ran from 14 to 21 July 1974.

This episode of Hall’s Pictorial Weekly was broadcast on 2 October, 1974.

Frank Hall’s amusing and satirical series began on 29 September 1971 with the full title “Hall’s Pictorial Weekly Incorporating the Provincial Vindicator” which became known as “Hall’s Pictorial Weekly”. The series allowed Frank Hall to follow his own interest in the lives of viewers throughout the country. Regarded as RTE’s flagship comedy show, it featured satirical sketches on current news stories and popular culture, as well as parody songs, comedy sketches, re-edited videos, cartoons and spoof television formats. The show ran for 9 series until 1980.