Scenes from the village of Clonbur in Galway as Hall's Pictorial Weekly pays a visit.

Clonbur, a village in County Galway lies close to the County Mayo border and is situated between Lough Corrib and Lough Mask.

These scenes were filmed for use in the opening sequence of 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly'. Keeping with the tradition of the series it shows the people of the village going about their daily business. They include a farmer with his tractor, a man chopping wood and two young men in a garage trying to lift a tyre. A number of curious children stop what they are doing to pose for the camera. A herd of cattle are driven along past the Market House at main crossroads of Clonbur village.

This episode of ‘Hall’s Pictorial Weekly’ was filmed on 8 April 1978. It was broadcast on 19 April 1978.

Frank Hall’s amusing and satirical series began on 29 September 1971 with the full title ‘Hall’s Pictorial Weekly Incorporating the Provincial Vindicator’ which became known as ‘Hall’s Pictorial Weekly’.

The series allowed Frank Hall to follow his own interest in the lives of viewers throughout the country.

Regarded as RTÉ’s flagship comedy show, it featured satirical sketches on current news stories and popular culture, as well as parody songs, comedy sketches, re-edited videos, cartoons and spoof television formats.
The show ran for nine series until 1980.