Broadcasting The Eucharistic Congress 1932

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Pontifical High Mass in the Phoenix Park 31st International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin (1932)
© RTÉ Stills Library 0503/052
Pontifical High Mass in the Phoenix Park 31st International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin (1932) © RTÉ Stills Library 0503/052

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Michael Curley, Archbishop of Baltimore, (Washington) celebrates the Pontifical High Mass in the Phoenix Park during the 31st International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin, 1932.

  • Title
    Broadcasting The Eucharistic Congress 1932
  • Production Year
    1932
  • Title
    Broadcasting The Eucharistic Congress 1932
  • Material Type
    Image
  • Extended description

    Michael Curley, Archbishop of Baltimore, (Washington) celebrates the Pontifical High Mass in the Phoenix Park during the 31st International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin, 1932. This mass marked the end of the Eucharistic Congress.

    2RN broadcast from the Eucharistic Congress using the new high-powered 60kw transmitter (later increased to 100 kw) installed at Athlone.

    Irish listeners heard the voice of John McCormack singing at High Mass. The event was also relayed by the BBC and several national stations in continental Europe. This was the largest event broadcast in the early years of Irish radio. By this time over 30,000 licences had been issued in the Irish Free State.

  • Information

    Image of the Pontifical High Mass in the Phoenix Park 31st International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin 1932. The photograph is taken from the RTÉ Murtagh Collection. 

    The photograph was taken on 26 June 1932.

    © RTÉ Stills Library 0503/052

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    2RN, Radio, RTÉ, Broadcasting, 1930s, Eucharistic Congress, Religion, Catholic Church
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    Ireland
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    Ireland
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    0503_052
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