• Short Summary

    A ONE-DAY TRIP TO THE MIDDLE AGES...A NEW LURE FOR TOURISTS VISITING THE IRISH REPUBLIC."LIVE?

  • Description

    A ONE-DAY TRIP TO THE MIDDLE AGES...A NEW LURE FOR TOURISTS VISITING THE IRISH REPUBLIC."LIVE IN SPLENDOUR LIKE 15TH CENTURY LORDS AND LADIES" -- THAT'S THE INVITATION TO A DAY AT BUNRATTY CASTLE, 500 YEARS OLD BUT ONLY SIX MILES FROM THE 20TH CENTURY RUSH AND BUSTLE OF SHANNON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

    RESTORED TO ITS FORMER GLORY, THE CASTLE NOW STANDS FURNISHED AS IF THE GREAT EARL OF THOMOND WAS STILL IN RESIDENCE.IT'S CLAIMED THAT THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE IN THE WORLD WHERE VISITORS CAN JOIN IN A FULL-SCALE MEDIEVAL BANQUET.IN KEEPING WITH THE TIMES, THERE ARE NO FORKS OR SPOONS, JUST DAGGERS AND FINGERS.THE FOOD IS SERVED BY VARLETS IN COSTUME AS MINSTRELS SING THE SONGS OF ANCIENT HEROES TO THE FLICKERING LIGHT OF CANDLES AND FLAMING TORCHES.

    EACH NIGHT, TWO OF THE GUESTS ARE CHOSEN TO ACT AS THE EAR AND HIS LADY AND, PRESIDE OVER THE DINNER.ON THIS OCCASION, THE DISTINCTION WENT TO MR.OLIVER COLTHURST AND HIS WIFE, THE DAUGHTER OF VISCOUNT DE L'ISLE, GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF AUSTRALIA.

    MOLLED CLARET AND MEAD -- A SWEET BUT POWERFUL DRINK, MAKE TO A SECRET FORMULA -- ARE PASSED AROUND IN EARTHENWARE JUGS BY COLLEENS DRESSED IN ANCIENT GOWNS.THE WALLS ARE HUNG WITH SWORDS, TAPESTRIES, AND HUNTING HORNS -- ALL ADDING A AUTHENTIC TOUCH TO A JOURNEY INTO THE PAST.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7RWTQ8H3DP2P4WBE83TBC7PU
    Media URN:
    VLVA7RWTQ8H3DP2P4WBE83TBC7PU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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