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
- ContributorBill 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 .
'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
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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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