Shamrock farming

EXHIBITION : ST PATRICK'S DAY AS SEEN ON TV

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A report on the commercial growing of shamrock in Rosscarbery, Cork. Mrs O'Keefe recalls being the guest of honour at the royal presentation of shamrock to the Irish Guards in London.

  • Title
    Shamrock Farming
  • 1st Broadcast
    17/03/1966
  • Contributor
    Bill O'Herlihy (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:03:57
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Newsbeat
  • Clip title
    Shamrock farming
  • Extended description

    'Newsbeat' reporter Bill O'Herlihy visits Rosscarbery County Cork, the shamrock capital of Ireland. Shamrock is associated with St Patrick's day in Ireland. Mrs O'Keeffe talks about growing and exporting shamrock . She also talks of delivering shamrock to the Irish Guards in London in 1950 and meeting the British royal family. "I'll never forget the Queen when she got her little silver basket of shamrock."

    Shamrock farmer John O'Regan discusses the growing conditions required for shamrock.

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

  • Information

    'Newsbeat' was a half-hour feature programme which ran on television from Monday to Friday from September 1964 to June 1971. Reporting on stories from around the country, 'Newsbeat' covered affairs of the day with contributions from print journalists and RTÉ News staff. This report was broadcast 17 March 1966.

  • Local keywords
    St Patricks Day, Rosscarbery, John O'Regan, County Cork, Shamrock
  • Geographical coverage
    Rosscarbery, Cork, Ireland
  • Topic
    National Holidays, Festivals, Anniversaries, Annual Events
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    Telefís Éireann
  • Production year
    1966
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    P118/00066
  • 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)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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