Minding Bikes And Cars

EXHIBITION : BRENDAN BEHAN

About this Item

Brendan Behan recalling All Ireland Final days and offering an opinion on the urban rural divide.

  • Title
    On the Northside
  • 1st Broadcast
    11/09/1951
  • Contributor
    Brendan Behan (Script)
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:50
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Clip title
    Minding Bikes And Cars
  • Extended description

    Brendan Behan explains how despite living next door to Croke Park he and his friends were more interested in soccer. All Ireland Final day did offer the young Behan and his friends the chance to earn some money by minding the bicycles of countrymen attending a football or hurling match.

    Describing the urban rural divide Behan says that, "The country was the country to us and started where the tram tracks ended."

    Note: Low sound levels on this recording.

  • Information

    The photograph accompanying this clips shows an empty Croke Park stadium photographed from Hill 16. The photograph was taken in 1963.

    The photographer was Roy Bedell.

    © RTÉ Stills Library 1006/001

  • Local keywords
    Brendan Behan, Croke Park, GAA, Soccer, Urban, Rural, Dublin, All Ireland Final
  • Geographical coverage
    Dublin, Ireland
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    Radio Éireann
  • Production year
    1951
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    073/68
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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