Where are you Going Without A light on Your Bike

Where are you Going Without A light on Your Bike

This programme looks at a time in Ireland when not having a light on your bicycle at night was regarded as a serious offence.

If a cyclist was caught by the gardai at night without a light they could face a court appearance and a fine together with the humiliation of being named and shamed in the local newspaper.

Among the contributors to the Midwest documentary are people now in their seventies / eighties who were before a District Justice on this offence. They include Mary Livingstone of Castlebar who recalls being caught in Balla without a light by a garda at a roadside checkpoint and Aughagower man Aeneas Noonan who tells of happy days cycling between Aughagower and the dance hall in Westport carrying a young lady on the handlebars of a bike without a light and being summonsed as a result.

Others interviewed for the 40 minute documentary include gardai, and retired District Judge Bernard Brennan from Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo.

The series has been commissioned by the Broadcasting Authority under the Sound and Vision Programme and is presented by award winning journalist Teresa O’Malley and co-produced by Teresa and Liamy MacNally with technical assistance from Ronan Courell.

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