Home Tag "1980s"

BRADY’S BARGAIN

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Brady has spent his life trying to outsmart the leprechauns and his big chance comes when he manages to capture one. Keeping the little man a prisoner, he starves him until he reveals the secret of the leprechaun’s wealth. Armed with this knowledge Brady sets off across the moor to make himself a very rich […]

THE MAGIC MAN

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Winner of the World Amateur Film of the Year, The Magic Man stars Rowel Friers (Artist and Political Cartoonist) as Mesmero, a magician who tours with his wife around remote villages with their magic and mind-reading act. When three local thugs convince themselves that the magic man will reveal their crimes to the police, they […]

THE DRUMLIN

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All is not what it seems, when two children encounter a giant robot while playing on the beach. A series of truly bizarre events ensue, from vanishing children, flying saucers, to nuclear power plants. The Drumlins are out there. Roy Spence is an award-winning amateur filmmaker. For the past 50 years Roy has been making […]

CROCK OF GOLD

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When two children discover a herd of cows at the end of the rainbow they are disappointed as they were expecting to find gold. The film traces the journey of butter from cows grazing, to milking, to the final churning of milk into a crock of gold –  packets of butter –  much to the […]

TOMMY ORR, BLACKSMITH

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This loving crafted short documentary follows the work of Tommy Orr of Killinchy, County Down, who has carried on the family tradition as a Blacksmith for over 40 years. From the ringing of the anvil to the smoke billowing from the roadside forge, this film focuses on his work as a farrier and shows not […]

LEATHER TO LAST

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This documentary made by Roy Spence for the Ulster Folk Museum, showcases the work of Alex Ralston, one of the few remaining shoemakers in Belfast who hand crafts shoes using leather and traditional skills. Alex takes us through the entire process from original pattern through to the finished pair of shoes. Roy Spence is an […]

DOTS, WHIPS and COBWEBS

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This film looks at the work of three prominent Carrickmacross lace makers in Northern Ireland in the 1980s. Mary Wilson, Mary McMahon and Rose Feeney show various intricate lacework techniques that were inspired by their natural surroundings, as well as teaching us the history and language of lace through detailed demonstrations, all captured beautifully in […]

Farleys Rusks

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An advertisement for Farley’s Rusks, featuring children playing a life-size game of Snakes & Ladders on an enormous board. To see more from The Irish Adverts Project, click here. (1455)

Carlsberg: Mermaid

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An advertisement for Carlsberg lager, in which the iconic Danish mascot of the brand comes to life. To see more from The Irish Adverts Project, click here. (1059)