Canvassing the traditional way by addressing mass-goers at the church gates for the general election of 1969.

During the 1969 general election television began to cover the campaign trail. Candidates had not yet developed television skills and were unsure of how they would appear to viewers.

The current affairs programme 'Seven Days' went to Kilbeggan where candidates campaigned at church gates and at a religious procession. In this clip, Gerry Le Strange of Fine Gael uses the traditional approach of addressing mass-goers at the church gates.