H Block Protest Rerouted Abel Alarms Win

EXHIBITION : ST PATRICK'S DAY AS SEEN ON TV

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The 1979 St Patrick's Day Parade passes in front of the General Post Office. An attempt by a H Block protest to disrupt the parade is rerouted.

  • Title
    St Patrick's Day Parade Dublin 1979
  • 1st Broadcast
    17/03/1979
  • Clip Duration
    00:09:03
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    H Block Protest Rerouted Abel Alarms Win
  • Extended description

    Here are a number of scenes from Dublin's St Patrick's Day parade, 1979: Paddy Belton, Lord Mayor of Dublin, reviews bands from the USA and Scotland, along with the Friendship Band of Northern Ireland. Majorette groups from Balbriggan, Tallaght, Inchicore and Crumlin perform on O'Connell Street.

    Abel Alarms win the commercial float award for their take on 'The Muppet Show'. Vincent Thomas's antique bicycles also win a prize.An attempted H Block protest is rerouted away from the parade.

    Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and his feast day is celebrated on March 17th.

    Note: This report is mute.

  • Information

    This is a mute RTÉ News report which features the St Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin in 1979.

    Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and his feast day is celebrated on March 17th.

  • Local keywords
    St Patricks Day, GPO, O'Connell Street, Abel Alarms, Marching Bands, Majorettes, Pipe Bands, Dublin, Parade
  • Geographical coverage
    Dublin, Ireland
  • Topic
    National Holidays, Festivals, Anniversaries, Annual Events
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1979
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    N1162/00079
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mute
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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