News in brief - Pilgrims on Croagh Patrick, new tennis machine, and refuge on Mont Blanc.
Item title reads - News in Brief.
County Mayo, Ireland (Eire, Southern Ireland, Republic of Ireland). Various shots of pilgrims climbing Croagh Patrick. M/S's pilgrims around the statue in the mountains. Various shots of pilgrims coming down the mountain. M/S man walking down with no shoes on. M/S as a person without shoes steps through the mud. M/S woman washing mud off her feet. M/S women trudging through mud. M/S pilgrims coming down the mountains with statue in distance
Intertitle - 'Germany'. M/S of a tennis instructor hitting a ball to a pupil. L/S girl returning the ball. M/S of the tennis court, the coach hits a ball, his pupil returns it while he is hitting another ball. M/S of the coach with a bag full of tennis balls, he empties them into racks on a machine. C/U foot pedal being pressed. C/U as the machine serves a ball and then another. C/U pupil playing the ball. C/U of the coach watching. M/S the machine ejecting ball, the pupil plays it. Various shots as they hit the balls being thrown from the machine. C/U girl's legs following pattern of footsteps, zoom out to show her practice a backhand stroke. M/S of the machine lobbing a ball in the air, the coach demonstrates a smash and invites the pupil to try, she does so. M/S of a dog called Whisky running after the ball and trying to catch it.
Intertitle - 'Alps'. Various shots of Mont Blanc, pan down to show journalists making a climb to the inauguration of a new refuge. Various shots as they walk. L/S helicopter flying across snow covered slopes. M/S as it comes in to pick up materials for the new refuge. C/U man waving. Helicopter takes off. M/S shadow of the helicopter on the mountain face. M/S people waving. M/S helicopter hovering. M/S's from the helicopter as it flies over mountain. The helicopter comes into land at the site of the new refuge. M/S as it takes off.