Around Northern Ireland (1958-59)

Details

Location

Crawfordsburn, Devenish, Glenelly, Lough Erne, Loughgall, Rathfriland, River Bann

Year

1958-1959

Source

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

Format

16mm

colour

Length

06min 41sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

British Film Institute, National Museums Northern Ireland, Tourism NI

Rights Holder

National Museums Northern Ireland, Tourism NI

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

Enjoy the picturesque scenery as this eclectic film takes us out and about across Northern Ireland, conjuring up a variety of intriguing and idyllic scenes: Dredging Lough Erne, Devenish Island and ancient buildings, Boat trip Fermanagh lakes, Oughduirish burn, Loughgall thatching, Falls on River Bann, Crawfordsburn Inn, Hilltown Road.

This material was digitised as part of the BFI's Unlocking Film Heritage project.

 

Notes

These colourful rushes are amongst a wealth of footage that was generated by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.  This government department had their own staff who documented the region through stills and moving images and the films they created capture various facets of life in Northern Ireland. The department was particularly busy in the mid-1950s to late 1960s, creating films that aimed to sell Northern Ireland as a holiday destination. This material captures Northern Ireland at an interesting time, post-World War Two and pre-Troubles.

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