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Radharc: Blessing the Aer Lingus Fleet

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Category:
Irish Culture, History, Entertainment
Producer:
Radharc
Duration:
13mins 18secs
Year:

1962
Language:
English
Technical:
4:3, 16mm, B&W

Originally broadcast in 1962, this story from Programme 3 of the Radharc series explains how Aer Lingus planes are named after Irish missionaries. It also shows the mechanics of the planes and marvels at how they transports passengers to their destination. The blessing of the planes, a tradition since 1947, is also featured here.

Radharc was an independent production company established by Father Joe Dunn, Father Desmond Forristal and other like-minded priests to make programmes for television and non-theatrical exhibition.  Between 1961 and 1996 they made over 400 films in 75 countries on social, political and religious issues.

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With kind permission of The Radharc Trust.

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