'Going Strong' Begins

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Paddy Dempsey living in Dunboyne, Meath, tells Ann O'Dwyer about being knocked over by a bull and how he never married.

  • Title
    Going Strong
  • 1st Broadcast
    14/11/1978
  • Contributor
    Ann O'Dwyer (Presenter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:03:01
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Going Strong
  • Clip title
    'Going Strong' Begins
  • Extended description

    'Going Strong' presented by Bunny Carr and Ann O'Dwyer began broadcasting on 23 September 1975. The programme was aimed at senior citizens and retired people. Guests from around the country recalled their lives and the changes in Irish life that they had witnessed.

    In this extract, Paddy Dempsey living in Dunboyne, Meath, tells Ann O'Dwyer about being knocked over by a bull and how he never married because he was spoiled for choice with the "mots".

  • Information

    'Going Strong' was presented by Bunny Carr and Ann O'Dwyer. The programme was aimed at senior citizens and retired people. Guests from around the country recalled their lives and the changes in Irish life that they had witnessed. Many of the guests would also perform a song or play a musical instrument. As well as offering advice to the elderly, Ann O'Dwyer sang songs requested by viewers and was accompanied on piano by Jack McGinn and later, Jim Doherty. This popular afternoon programme ran until 1983.

  • Local keywords
    Senior Citizens, Broadcasting, Television, RTÉ, Elderly, Agriculture, Rural Life, 1970s, Bunny Carr, Ann O'Dwyer, Paddy Dempsey
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    The Media
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1978
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    97D01389
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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