Irish soldiers on duty with the United Nations Force are in good voice.

RTÉ visited the headquarters of the 40th Irish Battalion situated just outside Famagusta. 

Reporter Kevin O'Kelly persuades the troops to sing 'On the One Road', as locals in a neighbouring cafe wave on in approval.

Commandant. Patrick Sheehan, Sergeant. Denis Pearse and Private Thomas McInerney talk about life at the camp and the city of Famagusta.


An RTÉ News report broadcast on 21 April 1964. The reporter is Kevin O'Kelly.