Shopping in Dublin

EXHIBITION : CHRISTMAS TV PAST

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The eight of December was traditionally the day when the Irish did their Christmas shopping. A report from Dublin city centre on Christmas shopping at a time of recession and the prevailing demand for snooker tables.

  • Title
    Christmas Shopping in Dublin
  • 1st Broadcast
    08/12/1982
  • Contributor
    Caroline Erskine (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:06
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Shopping in Dublin
  • Extended description

    RTÉ News reports on shopping in Dublin city in the lead up to Christmas. December the eight is the traditional day for people from the country to travel to Dublin for Christmas shopping.

    This report shows the Christmas lights in Dublin city centre. Shoppers in Henry Street and Clerys Department Store in O'Connell Street. Children lining up to meet Santa Claus are also shown. Snooker tables are proving a popular present to be shared amongst family members. Presents have become more practical during the recession according to a man involved in retail. RTÉ reporter Caroline Erskine is shown trying on a fur coat with the price tag of £3995.

  • Information

    RTÉ News report from 8 December 1982 the traditional day for country people to come to Dublin to do some shopping.

  • Local keywords
    Christmas, Henry Street, Clerys Department Store, Santa Claus, Retail, Fur, Snooker tables
  • Geographical coverage
    Dublin, Ireland
  • Topic
    National Holidays, Festivals, Anniversaries, Annual Events
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1982
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    N342/0082G
  • 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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