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Radharc: Tax on Kerry Cows

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This programme presents an unusual initiative introduced by the parishioners of Asdee and Ballylongford, in the Diocese of Kerry, to raise funds for the renovation of their churches which had fallen into disrepair. The inventive scheme called for farmers of each diocese to impose upon themselves an annual levy of £1 per cow, for a […]

Desmond Egan Collection: Killarney Scenes

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Framed by the stunning surroundings of Killarney, this colourful short amateur film by Desmond Egan features a range of scenes. From a mother and daughter enjoying a picnic at the foot of the mountains to panning shots of the lakes, rivers and springs showcasing all what makes this party of Kerry so unique. The traditional […]

The Colleen Bawn

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The Colleen Bawn is an ambitious story that evolves from a simple rural tale to a complex narrative of social class, love, murder and deception. The film is Inspired by the true events of the 1819 murder of 15 year-old Ellen Scanlan in Co Clare, and based on the 1860 play of the same name […]

For Ireland’s Sake

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For Ireland’s Sake tells the story of Marty O’Sullivan (Jack Clark), a young blacksmith who forges pikes to be used as weapons against English soldiers.  Spotted by British Soldiers, Marty flees and manages to evade capture thanks to the quick thinking of his sweetheart Eileen (Gene Gauntier). She cunningly hides Marty in her voluminous cloak […]

THE IRISH RIVIERA

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This early example of a State Sponsored promotional film was made in 1936 and showcases the sunny south coast of Ireland and everything it has to offer to a first-time visitor to Ireland. Made by the Irish Tourist Association, the film briefly visits Cork City showing that from the busy shopping centre of Patrick’s Street, […]

IRELAND IN SPRING

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Ireland is beautiful all-year-round but spring is when it really blossoms. Produced by Colm O’ Laoghaire (director of the Amharc Éireann newsreels for Gael-Linn) this film is a celebration of all things Irish and a delightful window on 1950s Eire. The film focuses on An Tóstal (Irish for “The Pageant”) which was a series of […]

COLMAN DOYLE ÁBHAR MACHNAIMH

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This long-form documentary profiles veteran Irish photographer, Colman Doyle, who has documented almost every major historical event in Ireland over a 50 year period. Directed by James Kelly, this insightful documentary explores Doyle’s vast archive of photographs covering  the political, social and economic history of Ireland – both North and South – through the second […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 171, ROSE OF TRALEE FINAL 1962

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The Rose of Tralee took place on September 3rd 1962 at the Ashe Memorial Hall in Tralee. The competition was fierce, with the colourful Roses, lovely young women from all over the world, competing for the prestigious title.Every year the festival brought young women of Irish descent from around the world to Kerry for a […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 32, KENMARE’S LAST TRAIN

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On the 1st of February 1960, Kenmare locals and railway workers looked on as the last train made its final journey on the tracks before the line closed. These trains were quite slow by modern standards, but acted as a faster more efficient method of travel for the time, compared to a horse and cart. […]