The people and streets of Tuam in Galway are the stars of the opening sequence for 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly'.
It is a busy day in Tuam, with cars parked in every available spot, although people are also travelling by bicycle and on horseback. Locals wave to the camera, and sunshine adds to the relaxed atmosphere in the town.
The upper windows of Forkan's butchers are being cleaned, and a television is being transported from one place to another.
This episode of 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly’ was broadcast on 27 October 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.