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The Newfoundland Connection

A radio documentary about the connection between the southeast Ireland and Newfoundland.

Documentary maker: Cathal Póirtéir

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The Newfoundland Connection

Cathal Póirtéir discovers some of the connections which, since the 1700s have linked the South-east of Ireland with Newfoundland's Talamh an Éisc.

From St. John's to Placentia and the Cape Shore, Cathal Póirtéir traces the Irish descendants. Farmers, fishermen, storytellers and musicians help paint the picture.

Produced by Cathal Póirtéir.

Sound supervision by Colm O'Rourke.

"The Newfoundland Connection" was first broadcast on 12th November 2003.

An Irish radio documentary from RTÉ Radio 1, Ireland - Documentary on One - the home of Irish radio documentaries

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