Party for Street Children in Rio de Janeiro

EXHIBITION : ST PATRICK'S DAY AS SEEN ON TV

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The crew of Irish navy ship the LE Eithne and the small Irish community of Rio de Janeiro hold a St Patrick's Day party for some of the city's street children.

  • Title
    LE Eithne in Brazil
  • 1st Broadcast
    17/03/2006
  • Contributor
    Jim Fahy (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:46
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Party for Street Children in Rio de Janeiro
  • Extended description

    RTÉ News reports from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on St Patrick's Day 2006. The flagship of the Irish Naval Services, LE Eithne is on an official visit to South America and the crew host a St Patrick's Day party on board for the street children and unmarried mothers of Rio de Janeiro.

    The report includes an interview with Commander Mark Mellett who says that the crew are working with a charity Task Brazil to host the party and to carry out repair works to houses and buildings in the slums.

    Margaret Frew originally from County Cork sends St Patrick's Day greetings to her family.

    The children are shown receiving toys donated in Dublin. Philippe Harmoniaux of Task Brazil explains the work of the charity.

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

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report from Brazil on St Patrick's Day 17 March 2006.

  • Local keywords
    LE Eithne, Task Brazil, Margaret Frew, Mark Mellett, Rio de Janeiro, Street children, Philippe Harmoniaux, Irish Navy
  • Geographical coverage
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Topic
    National Holidays, Festivals, Anniversaries, Annual Events
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    2006
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    BN06/0676
  • 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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