The people of Urlingford County Kilkenny are the stars of the opening sequence for an episode of 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly'.
There is plenty of activity in the town of Urlingford (in Irish Áth na nUrlainn), with children playing on Main Street and on their way home from the shops and from school. Roadside verges are being cleared by one civic-minded citizen and the camera crew receive a friendly welcome.
This episode of 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly’ was broadcast on 29 September 1977.
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. 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.