Paddy Lenihan of Fianna Fáil canvassing in Kilbeggan for the 1969 general election.
- Title Canvassing In General Election 1969
- 1st Broadcast 13/06/1969
- ContributorBill O'Herlihy (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:03:45
- Material Type Video
- Series title Seven Days
- Clip title "I Am About Sick of Being Called...Brian Lenihan's Father"
- Extended description
An extract from a programme from the current affairs series '7 Days' following candidates as they seek votes for the general election of 1969. In this clip Paddy Lenihan Fianna Fáil TD (Teachta Dála/member of parliament) since 1965 and father of the Minister for Education Brian Lenihan is shown.
Paddy Lenihan can be seen with other Fianna Fáil supporters kneeling on the pavement in Kilbeggan as a Corpus Christi procession passes by. He then greets locals, gives out stickers and addresses people attending the procession with a microphone.
Lenihan discusses canvassing and quips to reporter Bill O'Herlihy that he is sick of being called Brian Lenihan's father that he is a candidate in his own right.
'7 Days', for ten years RTÉ television's flagship current affairs programme, began broadcasting on 26 September 1966. The programme's young production team was made up of producer Lelia Doolan, directors Eoghan Harris and Dick Hill, and reporters John O'Donoghue, Brian Cleeve and Brian Farrell.
Muiris Mac Conghail became producer of '7 Days' in 1967 when the programme was merged with another current affairs programme, 'Division'.
The extract shown here is from a special programme on canvassing during the general election in 1969.
- Local keywords Fianna Fáil, Paddy Lenihan, Canvassing , General Election 1969, Kilbeggan, Brian Lenihan
- Geographical coverage Kilbeggan, Westmeath, Ireland
- Topic Politics and Economics
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ
- Production year 1969
- Country of production IRELAND
- Original identifier P830/00069
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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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Clip Length - 00:04:50
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Clip Length - 00:04:17
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Clip Length - 00:03:45
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