From the archives, February 18, 1983: RTÉ reports from the Fairy Tree of life in Ardagh

Mike Murphy was in Longford to interview Jim Sweeney for ‘The Live Mike’ programme

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From the archives, February 18, 1983: RTÉ reports from the Fairy Tree of life in Ardagh

This is one of our favourite pieces from the RTÉ Archives, where Mike Murphy interviewed Jim Sweeney on his Fairy Tree at Ardagh, was broadcast on February 18 in 1983.

Mike was reporting for ‘The Live Mike’ programme in Longford from a tree on land owned by Jim Sweeney.

Legend had it that when the tree falls, the last of the Sweeneys will die.

Watch the report from Ardagh by clicking on the link in the tweet;