King of Belgium Plays Hurling

EXHIBITION : LOOK WHO VISITED IRELAND IN THE 1960S

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King Baudouin of Belgium is persuaded to try the game of hurling.

  • Title
    King Baudouin Plays Hurling
  • 1st Broadcast
    17/05/1968
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:07
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    King of Belgium Plays Hurling
  • Extended description

    King Baudouin of Belgium, on a visit to Ireland in 1968. It is traditional for dignitaries who call on the President at Áras an Uachtaráin to plant a tree in the grounds.

    King Badouin is given some instruction by Taoiseach Jack Lynch, a five-time All-Ireland Hurling Championship winner. President de Valera also offers advice, while Queen Fabiola and Sile Bean de Valera look on.

    Note: This clip is mute.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report on the final day of a visit of King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola of Belgium to Ireland. On a visit to the President of Ireland King Baudouin was persuaded to try hurling.

    This report is from RTÉ News  broadcast on 17 May 1968

  • Local keywords
    King Baudouin, Belgium, Royal Visit, Áras an Uachtaráin, Photographers, Tree Planting, Hurling, GAA, Jack Lynch, Queen Fabiola, Sile Bean de Valera, Eamon de Valera, State Visit
  • Geographical coverage
    Dublin, Ireland
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1968
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    N2836/0068B
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mute
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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