The people and the town of Ballincollig in County Cork are the stars of this opening sequence of 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly'.

In Ballincollig people going about their daily business are filmed. Some wave for the cameras while others are a bit shyer.

This episode of 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly’ was broadcast on 12 February 1976.

Ballincollig, County Cork (1976)

Ballincollig, County Cork (1976)

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 of around one minute’s duration formed part of the opening sequence for that week’s episode. But no-one knew which location had been chosen, and it was not advertised 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 religiously, in case it was the turn of their town or village to have its few minutes of fame.