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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 […]

MAIDENS IN DISTRESS

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This delightful film documents a trip by ferryboat to the Maidens lighthouse on the little island of Magee, to deliver essential supplies to the lighthouse crew.  Shortly after this movie was shot, the lighthouse became fully automated and the need for this service disappeared. Roy Spence is an award-winning amateur filmmaker. For the past 50 […]

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 […]

Preparing for the Electricity Era

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In this newsreel from 1929 the dawn of a new Ireland can be seen with the Shannon Scheme paving the way for new kind of energy. In a dramatic fashion Master Vincent Bowen presses a plunger to detonate explosives to blow up the 120 foot chimneys of the Carrick-on-Suir Creamery. The Shannon (hydroelectric) Scheme was […]

The Shannon Scheme

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The Shannon (hydroelectric) Scheme was a huge development by the Irish Free State in the 1920s. The aim was to harness the power of the River Shannon (Ireland’s longest river) and through the Ardnacrusha Power Plant in Clare, produce electricity across the country. The Shannon Scheme was officially opened on 22nd July 1929. One of […]

The New Cork

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Following the devastating destruction caused to Cork city during The War of Independence, this newsreel from 1927 presents a “New Cork”. The camera travels down Patrick Street where we see some of the newly rebuilt buildings like Cash’s, Egan’s, Roches Stores and the Munster Arcade. This construction happened within a few years and helped create […]

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 […]

Dublin, Capital City of Ireland

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This silent tourism film made for the Irish Tourist Association (the precursor of Bord Fáilte and Fáilte Ireland) provides a warmly-hued panorama of 1940s Dublin. Dublin is presented as a city of romance and contrasts which has survived countless changes through a thousand years of history. On this particular day Croke Park was packed to […]

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 […]

Desmond Egan Collection: IN WICKLOW HILLS

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This short amateur film sees two of Desmond Egan’s daughters taking a stroll along a country lane in Wicklow as we see the Sugar Loaf Mountain towering in the background. The Sugar Loaf is located between Delgany and Kilmacanogue. At only 501 meters high, its volcanic appearance and isolation from other hills make it appear […]

Desmond Egan Collection: HARVEST

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Made in 1946, this superb documentary from avid amateur filmmaker Desmond Egan, explores antiquated harvesting methods used in Ireland, especially in the more remote areas of the country. From horse and cart to manual tilling of the land, the film proposes a more profitable and efficient way of working that would result from investing in […]

Desmond Egan Collection: By Corrib Waters

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This amateur documentary about the beautiful surroundings of Lough Corrib and the Cong River in Connemara is one of Desmond Egan’s finest films.At the junction of the Cong River with Lough Corrib, stands Ashford Castle, now a luxurious hotel but formerly the residence of the Ardilaun family. Framed by the stunning surroundings of Connemara, the […]