Motoring confusion reigns in Castlebar, County Mayo, where a one-way street sign has been placed up too high for drivers to see it.
Main Street in Castlebar is a one-way street and has recently been the recipient of a new one-way street sign. This has met with criticism from some members of Castlebar Urban Council, who deem it to be too high up for drivers to see it.
On the other side of the argument is Councillor Willie Cresham, who stoutly defends the sign. He has a better opinion of the average driver’s eyesight than some of his colleagues,
If there was a £10 note hanging on that sign... the motorists could see it quick enough.
This episode of ‘Hall’s Pictorial Weekly’ was broadcast on 9 June 1973. The reporter is Frank Hall.
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 RTE'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 9 series until 1980.
In the RTE Guide on the week of its first transmission, Frank Hall wrote,
the form and content of Hall's Pictorial Weekly should be impossible to forecast until the last moment. It should be as varied and absorbing as life itself.
He further commented
I have an inexhaustible interest in the lives and times of the people who live in our country towns and villages; no event is too small to capture my attention, no community too out of the way... This programme is intended to be about you, your town, your friends, your local interests.
(RTE Guide, September 24, 1971, Vol.8, No.9, p.2)