Film: 6868

Places + Locations | 1930 | Sound | B/W


Southern Ireland. Eire 1930's

Quaint, romantic travelogue of Ireland made for an American audience with images of the " Old Country ". Picturesque countryside shots.
Awful U.S.A. voice over.
A delightful period piece of Southern Ireland in the mid twentieth century.
An old thatched shack is shown as a reminder of the thatched cottage that was an emblem of peace and security in the land of the shamrock.
An old lady is shown driving a horse and cart as a symbol of the vast majority of the people who engage in agricultural pursuits. Haymaking.
Three quarters of the wealth in Southern Ireland is derived from farm products.
1m3ss A delightful scene of the making of a haystack in its distinctive “beehive” shape.
Young children are seen walking past limestone and thatched cottages.
2m5ss A donkey with its young one.
2m10ss A gentle giant, Dick Harrold reputed to be the fattest man on the Emerald Isle, he weighs 560lbs, is 35yrs of age, five feet and eleven inches tall, married and has a normal size son.
2m48ss The stone walls of County Meath where with the lack of timber it relies on stone for construction.
Moving on to just south of Dublin we see picturesque thatched cottages, where “a stranger needs no introduction as always a welcome guest.”
3m29ss An old lady is busy feeding chickens outside her cottage.
Little donkey carts feature along the country roads.
3m51s The recently organised Municipal Dairies are a focal point for the local farmers who deliver milk there daily. It is then scientifically made into dairy products such as cheese, cream and butter.
4m11ss A country Fair where farmers show their prizewinning livestock. Abull pictured is said with typical Irish Blarney to be the father of the “Cow that jumped over the moon”. Typical of one of the many tales told all over Ireland.
Livestock market in the main streets of Galway held there once a month, where it takes over the town for the day, with the occasional cow pushing its way into the stores.
5m16ss A close-up of jovial farmer laughing at the camera.
Lots of older ladies shown chatting and enjoying the atmosphere of market day.
6m. City of Dublin with trams, cars and taxis clearly shown.
Passing on to Trinity College. O’Connell St. named after Daniel O’Connell known as “The Liberator”. He devoted his life to the cause of Irish Freedom.
A final look at the trams and traffic with the river as the last shot.

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