Idyllic Images of Northern Ireland

Details

Location

Cushendun, Knockagh, Slemish Mountain, Tollymore Forest Park

Year

1957

Source

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

Format

16mm

colour

Length

06min 32sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

British Film Institute, National Museums Northern Ireland, Tourism NI

Rights Holder

Rights are managed by National Museums Northern Ireland on behalf of Tourism NI, 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

A captivating journey around some of the region's halcyon holiday destinations, including balmy footage of Cushendun, Knockagh and Slemish.

This film captures Northern Ireland at its most picture postcard perfect. Amongst those places shown are Cushendun, Knockagh and, the imposing, Slemish Mountain - the legendary first known Irish home of Saint Patrick. There are charming scenes of small town life, sandy beaches and sweeping panoramas. Note too the lingering images of the colourful flora
 

Notes

This material is 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. These rushes were used in the film 'Through Ulster'.

Credits

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

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