Emigrants return to Achill Island to celebrate St Patrick's Day.
- Title Emigrants Home for St Patrick's Day
- 1st Broadcast 20/03/1989
- ContributorJim Fahy (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:03:47
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title Emigrants Home for St Patrick's Day
- Extended description
Emigrants return home to Achill Island to celebrate St Patrick's Day. Passengers getting off a Ryan Air plane at Knock airport.
Pat O'Malley say he is delighted to be back in Mayo it is the first time in 20 years he will be here for St Patrick's Day. Anne O'Malley has not been home for St Patrick's Day in 16 years.
People enjoying the festivities in a pub a man with guitar is singing. A woman in bar talks about on how emigration has hit Achill.
Pipe Bands playing in Achill. A band member talks about how great it is to have the bands playing in Achill on St Patrick's Day but on Monday the majority of those playing here will be gone again back to England, Scotland and America.
Pat O'Malley on much he has enjoyed the day and the bands playing and how he wishes he could stay at home.
Reporter Jim Fahy, "A recent church survey has now confirmed that emigration is now Achill's number one problem."
Fr John Cosgrove talks about a survey in the local area which showed the numbers leaving.
Jim Fahy "In their efforts to combat unemployment and emigration the island's tourist and development associations have submitted two million pounds of projects for EC funding."
Tom Caffrey talk about the great weekend Achill has had and on plans to get structural funds.
An RTÉ news report on emigrants returning to Achill, county Mayo to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day broadcast 20 March 1989.
- Local keywords Emigration, Emigrants, St Patrick's Day, Achill, Knock Airport, Mayo, Pipe Bands
- Geographical coverage Knock, Achill, Mayo, Ireland
- Topic National Holidays, Festivals, Anniversaries, Annual Events
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1989
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier BN89/080
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
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- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
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