Riding Around Ireland for Charity

Riding Around Ireland for Charity

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Details

Location

Dungannon

Year

1965

Date

Production 05/04/1965

Length

02min 22sec

Audio

mute

Format

16mm

black and white

Source

Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland under the Archiving Scheme 2

Courtesy

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Department for Communities, ITV, UTV Archive

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

A man on a special mission sets off from Dungannon. Retired schoolteacher from County Tyrone, James Slevin, is on a tour of Ireland to raise funds for the Gorta: Freedom From Hunger Campaign, accompanied by members of the South Union Hunt. 

Age 66 he is making the trip riding a grey hunter named ‘War Paint’. Over a five week period, he will cover around 950 miles. 

Notes

Gorta was established in 1965 as Gorta: The Freedom from Hunger Council of Ireland after the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) called upon the Irish government to create a hunger-related agency that would raise general awareness and public support for long-term agricultural development. Initially set up by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Gorta subsequently moved to the remit of the Department of Foreign Affairs in 1979, and in 1998 Gorta relinquished its formal links with the Irish Government to become a completely independent NGO with its head office in Dublin. It is still operating as Self-Help Africa. 

Credits

An Ulster Television Production.

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