Pope John Paul II Visits Ireland

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Pope John Paul ll visited Ireland from 29 September to 1 October 1979. RTÉ Radio and Television provided comprehensive coverage of the visit

  • Title
    Papal Visit to Ireland
  • 1st Broadcast
    29/09/1979
  • Contributor
    Brian Farrell (Commentator)
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:59
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Clip title
    Pope John Paul II Visits Ireland
  • Extended description

    Pope John Paul II arrives at Dublin Airport on 29 September 1979. The Pope descends the stairs from the plane and bends to kiss the tarmac. President Patrick Hillery welcomes the Pope. Brian Farrell describes the scenes at the airport as the crowds await the arrival of the Pope.

  • Information

    Pope John Paul II visited Ireland from 29 September to 1 October 1979. RTÉ provided comprehensive coverage of the visit on radio and television.

  • Local keywords
    RTÉ, Broadcasts, Papal Visit, Dublin Airport, Aer Lingus, Pope John Paul II, Patrick Hillery, Religion, Catholic Church, 1970s
  • Geographical coverage
    Dublin, Ireland
  • Topic
    The Media
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1979
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    97D01759
  • 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)
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