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
- ContributorAnn 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".
'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
- Genre Entertainment and Performing Arts
- 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
- Rights terms and conditions
Copyright RTÉ. This material may not be replicated in any form or manner without the prior express permission of RTÉ. Any form of reproduction in print, television, video, multimedia, web site or other electronic media or any form of dissemination for commercial or non-commercial use must be licensed by the RTÉ Libraries and Archives.
If you wish to licence video or audio clips, still images or text, or would like further guidance please contact us.
RTÉ Libraries and Archives are committed to respecting the copyright of others and have attempted to source and credit the copyright owners of all material used here. RTÉ would like to hear from any copyright owners who are not properly identified here so that the necessary corrections can be made. If you feel your copyright has not been respected please contact us.
- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
Raidió na Gaeltachta Begins Broadcasting
Broadcast - 02/04/1972
Clip Length - 00:03:11
Gay Byrne Hour Begins
Broadcast - 21/01/1977
Clip Length - 00:02:23
First Woman To Read RTÉ TV News
Production Year - 1974
Contributor - Mary Lee (Photographer)
'Going Strong' Begins
Broadcast - 14/11/1978
Clip Length - 00:03:01
Welcome to Channel 2
Broadcast - 02/11/1978
Clip Length - 00:01:21