• Short Summary

    President Eamon de Valera of Ireland, who is in his 89th year, made a rare public appearance at the weekeNd when he flew to France for a private pilgrimage to Lourdes.

  • Description

    President Eamon de Valera of Ireland, who is in his 89th year, made a rare public appearance at the weekeNd when he flew to France for a private pilgrimage to Lourdes.

    The President is the world's oldest head of state, a month senior to Gustav of Sweden. He was born 14th October 1882.

    It was his third visit to the celebrated Roman Catholic shrine, where the Virgin Mary is reputed to have appeared to Bernadette Soubirous in 1858. He made his first pilgrimage there in 1928, and his second in 1948, a year before the Irish Free State became the completely independent Republic of Ireland.

    Mr. De Valera has been president since 1959.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA57LVWQ98549VY7C8PDZHA287V
    Media URN:
    VLVA57LVWQ98549VY7C8PDZHA287V
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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