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Thread: Éamon de Buitléar RIP

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    Default Éamon de Buitléar RIP

    One of my child hood heroes. Loved his nature programmes. On RTE described as one of the first environmentalists. A talented guy who will be missed.

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    Smashing programmes.

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    Sad News.

    A fantastic broadcaster. One of Ireland's best.

    R.I.P.

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    A good man. And thorough.

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    Filmmaker amon de Buitlar dies - RT Ten

    (No link in the OP, tut, tut.)

    A true Irish original, one of the first independent film-makers to produce programmes for RTE and let's not forget his contribution to music as a member of the original Ceoltóirí Chualann.
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    given how dull 1970's RTE was there was something very exotic about the programme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clanrickard View Post
    One of my child hood heroes. Loved his nature programmes. On RTE described as one of the first environmentalists. A talented guy who will be missed.
    As a child living in a city, he showed us a world that was as strange as Africa, I think it had an effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat View Post
    As a child living in a city, he showed us a world that was as strange as Africa, I think it had an effect.
    Much of the seashore stuff was filmed on a little patch of waste ground opposite the Tara Towers hotel, oddly enough. The country in the city.
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    Quote Originally Posted by statsman View Post
    Much of the seashore stuff was filmed on a little patch of waste ground opposite the Tara Towers hotel, oddly enough. The country in the city.
    I remember my father talking about it, he passed it every day in the train, thought it was waste land and wondered why no one built a factory on it until he saw Amuigh faoin Spéir, its amazing the influence the program had on ordinary city people.

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    And the way Gerrit vanGeldren sketched the waterfowl and Eamon spoke all about it made it a great kids programme. Gave me an interest in drawing if nothing else.

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