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Pat Considine who features in Nationwide filmed in Clarecastle

Nationwide in Clarecastle

THE village of Clarecastle will feature in this Monday’s episode of the popular RTÉ show Nationwide.
The RTÉ Nationwide team with Anne Cassin filmed the programme in Clarecastle last November with the Clarecastle & Ballyea Heritage & Wildlife Group and other Clarecastle residents. Among those to feature are Pat Considine, the son of Anthony Considine who was the owner of 1950s cine-film featuring scenes around Clarecastle. Pat gave the Clarecastle & Ballyea Heritage & Wildlife Group access to hundreds of feet of the old cine-film and they found footage of ships being unloaded at Clarecastle Quay and scenes from the annual Regatta in the 1950s. They entered an edited 10 minute film – ‘Clarecastle in the 1950s’ from the Considine cine-films as their event for Heritage Week 2020 and won the Clare award for the film. The film was later featured on the main RTÉ evening news. The Nationwide team followed up on the story and decided to come to Clarecastle to do a programme. The team filmed at the Quay and in parts of the village and recorded memories linking back to the days of the old film. The programme will be broadcast on Monday 12 April and can now be viewed on the RTÉ Player. Clarecastle Heritage have a link to the programme on its website.

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