Lough Erne and District

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Details

Location

Lough Erne

Year

1957

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

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Description

Blissful images of County Fermanagh - including images of fishing, boating and exploring amidst the shores and islands of Lough Erne.

Of all Northern Ireland's places, Lough Erne is amongst the most picturesque. Boasting a multitude of charms, it is enduringly popular. Anglers try their luck in sun-dappled waters, whilst pleasure craft cruise leisurely up and down. Then, as we alight on Devenish Island, we see the awing Monastic ruins which date back to the sixth century. Note the round tower and intricately carved cross.


 

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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