The people of Cahirciveen in Kerry are the stars of the opening sequence for 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly'.
Locals wave or stare at the camera as they go about their daily lives in the town of Cahirciveen in County Kerry.
Once a week, from June to September, the ‘Hall’s Pictorial Weekly’ film crew would arrive at a town or village in any county in Ireland. They would film the people and the place and return to RTÉ where the footage was edited and put to music.
This short film formed part of the opening sequence for that week’s episode. No one knew which location had been chosen, and it was not announced as part of the programme billings in the RTÉ Guide or newspapers.
So with this in mind people the length and breadth of the country tuned in case it was the turn of their town or village to have a few minutes of fame.
This episode of 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly' was broadcast on 21 November 1979.