Prawn Festival In Ireland 1963

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    Kilkeel, Co. Down, Republic of Ireland (Southern Ireland).

    Various shots around small fishing harbour of Kilkeel, Republic of Ireland, with small fishing boats in harbour. LS. Coast from out at sea. MS. Effect shot of reflection of bow of one of the fishing trawlers in the water, camera pans up to show trawler. CU. Two names on boats 'Jeanette' and 'Kilkeel'. CU. Box of prawns with hand turning them over. GV. Looking along quiet street in Kilkeel with small terraced houses on right of frame. SLV. Parish Church at Kilkeel. MS. Man opens Post Office and a poster in window tells of 'Kilkeel Prawn Festival'. MS. Two men looking at a newspaper. CU. Sign 'Prawn Festival'. GV. Main street of Kilkeel. Various shots of the two people reading notice in window. CU. Kilkeel road sign, pan to road. Various shots of the crowds on quay. Various shots of the three girls playing harps and singing. Various shots of small ceremony on quay where man dressed up as King of Mourne receives fruit from young girls. He then sits with Beauty Queen. Various shots of the King of Mourne preparing to meet King Neptune on quay. Various shots of King Neptune with his trident entering harbour on trawler. Various shots of welcoming ceremony as King of Mourne meets King Neptune. Various shots of the two Kings taking their seats and sampling the fruits which are presented to them.

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    Date found in the old record - 27/07/1963.

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    British Pathé
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    01:44:38:00 / 01:50:47:00
    UN 3775 B
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    UN 3775 B
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    EIRE 1960s/1970s
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  • 1. Correction required to the description as Kilkeel, Co Down is in Northern Ireland and not the Republic of Ireland. As I live in the Kilkeel area, I know for a fact that Kilkeel has never been part of Eire/the Republic of Ireland.
    2. Additional information, Kilkeel is the main town in the Kingdom of Mourne, hence the presence of the King of Mourne at the Kilkeel Prawn Festival, who in this Newsreel was played by Mr Archie Gordon.

    willijg 25th Aug 2014

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