Death of Seán Mac Réamoinn

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Seán Mac Réamoinn, a broadcaster and writer with a tremendous passion for the Irish language, died on 17 January 2007.

  • Title
    Death of Seán Mac Réamoinn
  • 1st Broadcast
    17/01/2007
  • Contributor
    Sharon Ní Bheoláin (Newsreader)
    Bryan Dobson (Newsreader)
    Barry Cummins (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:21
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Death of Seán Mac Réamoinn
  • Extended description

    Newsreader Sharon Ní Bheoláin introduces a report on the death of Seán Mac Réamoinn. Barry Cummins outlines the career of Seán Mac Réamoinn in a report that includes archive footage of the broadcaster working on television programmes throughout his career.

    Newsreader Bryan Dobson remarks that Mac Réamoinn, "Once famously described himself, like the Irish census form broken down by sex age and religion."

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report on the death of Seán Mac Réamoinn. In a career spanning 40 years, Seán Mac Réamoinn was a presenter, a commentator, an archivist, and an adovcate for the Irish language.

    His broadcasting career began in 1947 when he joined Radio Eireann. He presented a number of programmes in both Irish and English.

    As a reporter he provided many memorable radio despatches from the Vatican Council throughout the years Seán Mac Réamoinn was a noted writer and commentator on religious issues.

    Working in RTÉ television in the early days, Seán Mac Réamoinn was an important figure in developing outside broadcasts. He was passionate about Irish folk music, and was one of a group committed to finding, restoring and maintaining Ireland's musical history.

    Seán Mac Réamoinn served on the RTÉ Authority and was head of external affairs when he retired in 1986.

    The photograph accompanying this clip shows Seán Mac Réamoinn in 1996.

    The photographer was Tom Holton.

    © RTÉ Stills Library 2013/033

  • Local keywords
    RTÉ, Broadcasting, Religion, Broadcaster, Seán Mac Réamoinn,
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    The Media
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    2007
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    06D01839
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    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    16:9 (widescreen)
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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