• Short Summary

    This travelogue item visits various rural and industrial locations in Ireland.

  • Description

    A travelogue visiting various locations on the west coast of Ireland.

    L/S of Bunratty Castle. L/S of ruined Ross Castle with tourists in the foreground. Low angled shot of ancient Martelo tower. M/S of a small ruined chapel in a cemetery. C/U on a Celtic cross grave stone.

    Various L/Ss of Cork, looking over river and Cork Bridge. L/S, looking over harbour, towards oil refineries. L/S of industrial harbour. Various shots of the very space-age oil refinery - lots of twisting pipes and spherical tanks. C/U of an Oxyacetylene welder at work. M/S of men in a dockyard warehouse working on metal sections of a ship. M/S of two men looking at a construction plan. Various shots of a ship's bow. High angled shot from on deck, looking down at docks. High angled shot of bow, the Irish flag flies. A ribbon is seen being tied to a champagne bottle. M/S of a Priest blessing a new ship. A woman swings the bottle at the ship. Low angled shot of people waving from the deck as the ship slides into the sea. M/S of dock workers cheering. L/S of the cargo ship sliding into the sea.

    Various point of view shots, from a boat, of water skiers on Loch Derg. C/U of woman driving the motor boat. More shots of the skiers. L/S of a fishing boat returning to port at Killybegs. M/S of the boat docking, in the foreground a dog looks over the quayside. M/S of seagulls on the quay. Various shots of crates of fish being winched onto the quay. C/U of crates of fish. More shots of fish being unloaded. C/U of crate of plaice. L/S of beach, Croagh Patrick (mountain) in distance. Panning shot from slopes of Croagh P., a statue comes into shot. M/S of statue of St. Patrick. M/S of man fishing in salmon weir at Galway. L/S of weir.

    M/S of market in Galway. C/U of ducks and chickens. M/S of stall holder showing a live chicken to a woman customer. Various shots of bustling market. Various shots of Galway Cathedral.

    C/U of Christ on the cross statue, various shots of modern religious ornaments, a man is seen polishing a golden 'Sanctus' box. M/S of a designer working on a religious design for a Dublin company, 'Gunning's', makers of altar ornaments. C/U of man tapping out a pattern on a gold lock. Various shots of men tapping designs on gold chalices. M/S of a man fitting a precious stone in the chalice. A man is seen walking past a cabinet full of glittering ornaments, he places a tiny flag in a map of Ireland, marking another sale.

    L/S of a donkey grazing outside a thatched cottage in Limerick. Top shot of the cottage interior. A man enters carrying firewood, an old woman on a stool stokes the fire - it is a living exhibit at the Bunratty Folk Park. M/S of a man at a machine that plaits copper wires, part of piano factory on Shannon estate. C/U of his hands as he works. C/U of wire coming off a bobbin. M/S of a man fixing wires into a piano interior. C/U of the piano interior. M/S of a woman laying piano keys. Various shots of pianos being tested. L/S of factory exterior. L/S of factories and Shannon airfield, L/S of blocks of flats. Panning shot of Lama-Knit factory floor. Various shots of lengths of fabric going through machines and being cut in patterns. Various shots machinist sewing wool coats. L/S of Shannon Free Airport Development company building. Various shots around the airport, passengers are seen boarding a plane. People, including some nuns, watch from a rooftop as a plane takes off.

    Cuts exist - please see separate record.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:32:00 / 01:07:06:00
    CP 578

Comments (1)

  1. Sunniva O\'Flynn says

    May be from No More Yesterdays directed by Martin Rolfe for Associated British Pathe. Other sequences from that film can be found in Ireland- Tradition on the Move and Ireland: Fascination and Contrasts

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