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Jennifer Johnston – Imprint: Writer in Profile

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Irish novelist Jennifer Johnston was born in Dublin, the daughter of actor and director Shelah Richards and writer Denis Johnston. In this episode, she explains how she avoided their influence by delaying the start of her writing career  until  her thirties. Johnston then explores themes in her writing, discusses how her first play and novel […]

Specimens

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Considered to be one of the most ambitious films made by the Spence Brothers, this stone-age alien extravaganza has everything a true sci-fi fan needs in spades. The mission is simple: aliens must capture and record living specimens from earth. However a violent earthquake forces the ship to take off whilst a giant robot, used […]

Along the Milky Way

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A comical documentary film by Roy Spence focuses on the various stages of a bottle of school milk. The commentary is given by a pint-sized cartoon character called Junior who appears on the milk-bottle cap. He explains the whole procedure to a little girl at school who has confused the words ‘diary’ and ‘’dairy’. This […]

Dots, Whips and Cobwebs

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This film looks at the work of three prominent lace makers in Carrickmacross, 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 […]

Valley Ice Cream: Big Red

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An advertisement for Valley Ice Cream, encouraging people to get their next ice cream pop from ‘the big red fridge’. Featuring all the favourites, including Choc Ice. Valley Ice Cream was based in Thurles, Co Tipperary, and closed in 1997. To see more from The Irish Adverts Project, click here. (2951)

The Duel

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The Duel is a short film inspired by Terry Pratchett’s Discworld. The film was created and directed by Giant Animation Studios as part of the Animation Hub, a work experience programme set up for students to work on live projects. With kind permission of Giant Animation Studios. (431)

Captain Crisps

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A short animated advertisement for Captain Crisps in which a superhero by the same name fights aliens using the special powers of the crisps. To see more from The Irish Adverts Project, click here. (3198)

CIE: D-Day

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An advertisement from CIE, urging customers to allow Dublin Bus conductors to calculate the fare in the new decimal coinage on their behalf. To see more from The Irish Adverts Project, click here. (5241)

Ribena: Leapfrog

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By drinking Ribena, a girl avoids catching a virus which afflicts her friends. The advertisement asserts that the Vitamin C content in Ribena helps children fight off colds. To see more from The Irish Adverts Project, click here. (728)

Sunbound Holidays: Go Sunbound

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Images of a sunny holiday resort and friendly staff entice Irish tourists to book a Sunbound holiday and ‘make the most of your holiday’. To see more from The Irish Adverts Project, click here.   (748)

Ireland in a Horse Drawn Caravan

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Experience the beauty of the Irish countryside in a horse-drawn caravan. This 1974 film highlights the many unique experiences that await tourists when they travel through Ireland in a horse-drawn barrel-top caravan. Accompanying three young holiday-makers on their leisurely journey around Ireland, the viewer experiences the country the way it should be experienced, at a […]