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WATCH: One Of Ireland's Well-Known 'Classic' Ads Is Being Rebroadcast

By Darragh Berry

April 19, 2018 at 3:34pm


It's an advertisement that still gives us the horrors even when we watch more than 30 years later, and it looks like it could be aimed in our direction once again. 

Wicklow News is reporting that Irish advertisement 'Bonzo Wants To Go Out' is to be rebroadcast. 

The news comes after serious sheep attacks involving dogs have taken place in recent months around the country and they have decided to reintroduce the video which was originally set up by the Department of Agriculture in the 1980s. 

The ad first aired on RTÉ in the mid-80s and was released in the hope of informing viewers that if a dog is running free, it can be a killer to animals. 

According to The Irish Independent, Brian Dunne, Coordinator of the Wicklow Uplands Council, said: "Unfortunately, this ad is as relevant today as it was then, with an estimated 300 to 400 attacks occurring nationwide each year which results in up to 4,000 sheep killed or seriously injured.

"Sadly, County Wicklow has experienced several very serious sheep attacks over the last few months and it is our hope that this campaign will highlight the important role that dog owners have in tackling this issue."

Have you spotted this advertisement lately? If not, here's a quick reminder of what it looks like. 

And if you love old Irish advertisements, it's defo worth having a look at this also, a list of the top 15 Irish ads that we still quote to this day. 

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