Where exactly is the centre of Ireland? An amusing report looks at the claims of a number of locations.
- Title Dead Centre of Ireland
- 1st Broadcast 29/09/1971
- ContributorFrank Hall (Reporter)
George Devlin (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:04:41
- Material Type Video
- Series title Hall's Pictorial Weekly
- Clip title Exact Dead Centre of Ireland
- Extended description
In a report from the first programme of the series 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly' Frank Hall examines the claims of a number of locations that they are the exact centre of Ireland. He visits Killair and Tubberclair in County Westmeath and Birr in County Offaly and listens to evidence presented by local men James Molloy and Paddy Mulleady for the right to be called the centre of Ireland.
Reporter George Devlin takes a scientific approach and claims that the centre of Ireland is in Carnagh East in Roscommon.
Frank Hall's amusing and satirical series began in 1971 with the full title 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly Incorporating the Provincial Vindicator'. It became known as 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly'. The series allowed Frank Hall to follow his own interest in lives of viewers throughout the country.
Writing in the RTÉ Guide Hall said, "Ideally, it seems to me, the form and content of 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly' should be impossible to forecast until the last possible moment. It should be as varied and as absorbing as life itself."
This report from the first programme, broadcast 29 September 1971 tries to establish where exactly is the centre of Ireland.
- Local keywords Television, Geography, Myths, Killair, Tubberclair, County Westmeath, Birr, County Offaly, Carnagh East, County Roscommon, James Molloy, Paddy Mulleady, Frank Hall, George Devlin, 1970s
- Geographical coverage Killair, Tubberclair, Westmeath, Birr, Offaly, Carnagh East, Roscommon, Ireland
- Topic The Media
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1971
- Country of production IRELAND
- Original identifier P326/00072
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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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