Ireland's Only Moving Crib

EXHIBITION : CHRISTMAS TV PAST

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A visit to Ireland's only moving crib at 30 Parnell Square, Dublin.

  • Title
    Crib at 30 Parnell Square
  • 1st Broadcast
    25/12/1963
  • Contributor
    Marie O'Sullivan (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:06:07
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    -
  • Clip title
    Ireland's Only Moving Crib
  • Extended description

    The film shows shots of Dublin city centre at Christmas time and takes a look at the moving crib at 30 Parnell Square.
    Reporter, Marie O'Sullivan, speaks to Fr. Louis Coffey, the man behind the crib.

    Father Coffey set up the moving crib in 1956 as an effort to impress on the younger generation the full significance of the nativity. The moving crib at 30 Parnell Square has since entertained generations of Dubliners. Marie O'Sullivan describes the crib as the only one of its kind in Ireland and possibly the world.

  • Information

    A report on the only moving crib in Ireland at 30 Parnell Square.
    This report was first broadcast on Christmas Day, 1963.

  • Local keywords
    Christmas, Dublin, Parnell Square, Moving Crib, Religion, Marie O'Sullivan, Father Louis Coffey
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Dublin
  • Topic
    National Holidays, Festivals, Anniversaries, Annual Events
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1963
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    P111/00063
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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