Travelogue item looking at both industry and tourism in Ireland.
Travelogue around various locations in Ireland.
Panning shot of a stage coach going along a country lane. M/S of the coach arriving outside Dromoland Castle. A footman opens the door of the coach and three stylishly dressed models step out.
Interior. C/U of the three models signing the register in the lobby of the castle, now a plush hotel. Various shots of a model in a white crocheted suit speaking on the telephone. C/U of a portrait of a woman in oils. C/U of a photographer positioning a model in purple before taking her picture. M/S of a model leaning on a fireplace chatting with another model reading a magazine.
Low angled shot of a man doing traditional glass blowing. M/S of a busy workshop of glass blowers in Waterford. Various shots of a Waterford Crystal goblet being manufactured by hand. Various shots of a delicate glass vase being produced by a German man - shipped over to the factory when it reopened because of his rare skills. Various shots of vases having cut glass patterns engraved. Various C/Us of the quality control girls examining vases - a blue mark means rejection! Various C/Us of sparkling crystal ornaments.
C/U of a woman's hand lifting a glass of wine. C/U of a woman drinking whilst looking at the sea from a train window. M/S of the woman and a male companion eating dinner on the train. L/S of a train going along the coast. M/S of a 'Rail Hostess' serving two young men. Various point of view shots from the train of the beach and the rails. C/U of the train driver. M/S of people in deck chairs by a lake. L/S of a motorboat on the lake. L/S of a golf course by the lake. A woman is seen hitting a ball into a hole. L/S of an oriental bridge over a stream. M/S of a girl on the bridge. Various shots of beautiful oriental gardens in Kildare. C/U of a man looking at a bonsai tree.
L/S of a lake, three people in a rowing boat are mooring. The two men, a woman and their dog clamber ashore onto Garnish Island. L/S of an Italian style folly in an immaculate garden. Various C/Us of exotic flowers. L/S of people walking around an ornamental pond. L/S of mountains, in the foreground a cat is on a wall.
L/S of a factory by a Lake Killarney. Various shots of yellow forklift trucks moving large metal pipes. L/S of a modern hotel. M/S of bungalows by the lakeside.
C/U of bundles of coloured wool on the factory floor in Donegal, tilt up to show women making hand knotted carpets. Various shots of the weaving machines - unchanged since the 19th century. The women make elaborately patterned rugs. On completion the rugs are trimmed and a label of approval added.
C/U of the stamp of approval being added to some tweed. Various shots of rolls of hand woven tweeds, a man stretches out some fabric for the camera. Various shots of a man using a traditional loom.
C/U of a woman playing a harp. M/S of the harpist and a fiddler in period costume. C/U of a girl in period costume lighting candles. M/S of a man in medieval dress by a fire. Various shots of guests in modern dress entering the Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle, they take bread and salt from a Medieval serving wench at the door. High angled shot of the Banqueting Hall. Various shots of the (mainly elderly) guests enjoying the banquet while being entertained by dancing serving wenches.
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