Emigrants Leave Ireland After Christmas

EXHIBITION : CHRISTMAS PAST ON RTÉ

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Emigrants leave Ireland from Knock Airport after a visit home for Christmas.

  • Title
    Emigrants Leave Ireland After Christmas
  • 1st Broadcast
    05/01/1994
  • Contributor
    Jim Fahy (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:15
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Emigrants Leave Ireland After Christmas
  • Extended description

    Christmas in Ireland is a time for family gatherings. In periods of high emigration, this often meant thousands returning home for the holidays. After Christmas, there would be a mass departure.

    Jim Fahy reports from Knock Airport as thousands of those who had been home for Christmas leave Irish shores again. One crying woman tells of her four children who have been forced to emigrate due to local unemployment. An elderly man states that he is still Irish even though he left over fifty years ago and he will never be granted a vote in Ireland.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report on emigrants leaving Ireland again after the Christmas holidays. Broadcast 5 January 1994.

  • Local keywords
    Knock Airport, Ryanair, Christmas, Emigration, Recession
  • Geographical coverage
    Knock, Mayo, Ireland
  • Topic
    National Holidays, Festivals, Anniversaries, Annual Events
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1994
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    BN94/001
  • 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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