‘Wanderly Wagon’ was a beloved part of many an Irish childhood through the years
This model of the Wanderly Wagon was used for the flying scenes in the RTE children’s programme. Wanderly Wagon ran from 1967 until 1982.
The central role of O’Brien was played by the legendary puppeteer Eugene Lambert, who travelled the country in his flying wagon. O’Brien was joined by characters such as the grumpy Fortycoats, the lovable Godmother (played by Nora O’Mahoney) a flying dog called Judge, and old Mr Crow, a rather sardonic and unlikable bird. Strange but true: Neil Jordan once wrote an episode of Wanderly Wagon.
With thanks to RTE
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