An extract from 'Radharc' a series produced for RTÉ by Catholic priests. Reporter Father Peter Lemass visits Glenties the tidiest town in Ireland.
- Title Glenties Tidiest Town in Ireland
- 1st Broadcast 09/02/1962
- ContributorPeter Lemass (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:06:05
- Material Type Video
- Series title Radharc
- Clip title Religious TV Series Radharc
- Extended description
'Radharc', a series specialising in religious programming, was produced for RTÉ by Radharc, an independent production company run by Catholic priests and lay staff.
The extract shown here is from the second Radharc programme broadcast by RTÉ. Reporter Father Peter Lemass visits Glenties which is Ireland's tidiest town.
The film shows shots of Glenties and Peter Lemass talks to local people and to a priest Father McElwee about how Glenties is so tidy. One young girl says she puts the litter into the "letter basket".
The report finishes with Peter Lemass throwing an empty cigarette box from his car window and driving away. A young child picks up the packet and puts it in the litter bin.
'Radharc', a series specialising in religious programming, was produced for RTÉ by Radharc, an independent production company run by Catholic priests and lay staff. 'Radharc' can be translated to English as 'view' or 'panorama'.
Co-founders Fr Joe Dunn and Fr Desmond Forristal who had received training in television production in New York in 1959 gathered around them a team of like minded priests with creative talent.
The 'Radharc' team made their first production in 1960 in Donegal, a short film about customs relating to St Brigid's Day. The first programme in the 'Radharc' series for RTÉ was broadcast on 12 January 1962.
Between 1961 and 1996 the Radharc team would produce over 400 films in Ireland and 75 countries worldwide. The films dealt with human rights, injustice, faith, religion, persecution, struggles against oppressive regimes, famine, and Christian heritage.
The popular series ended production in 1996 after the death of Fr Joe Dunn.
- Local keywords Television, Radharc, Catholic Church, Tidy towns, Glenties, County Donegal, Priests, Television Production, Litter, 1960s
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Genre Factual
- Topic The Media
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ
- Production year 1961
- Country of production IRELAND
- Original identifier 01D01354
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Black and White
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
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