John Bowman (RTE Reporter for decades) has favourable mention of Newryman, the late great Frank Hall, an early stalwart of the emerging RTE TV channel, in his recent blockbuster history of that channel entitled ‘Mirrors and Windows’.
That tome, favourably reviewed on the Vincent Brown TV3 show, is well worth browsing. There are a number of anecdotes of Frank Hall here.
Hugh Farrell supplied the accompanying photograph of Frank Hall’s mother and a number of other Cecil Street ladies.
Hugh’s own grandmother Josephine McAleavey is front left: behind her, with hands on her shoulders is Mrs Hall (who was a Golding) and her sister, standing to her left. The other ladies are unknown.
The photograph was taken at a Pioneer Gathering in Drogheda in the late 1940’s.