Mourne Granite

Details

Location

Mourne Mountains

Year

1959

Source

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

Format

16mm

black and white

Length

04min 54sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

British Film Institute, Waddell Media

Rights Holder

Waddell Media

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

Description

Man and machine use all their might to carve up the Mourne Mountains.

Get a close look at the men and machines that transform County Down’s mountains into Belfast’s curb stones and polished gravestones. These Mourne quarries are no longer in use, hikers and climbers have long since taken the place of the stone masons. However remains of worker’s shelters still litter these mountains that inspired ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’.
 

Notes

In his essay ‘On Stories’ C. S. Lewis wrote that 'I have seen landscapes, notably in the Mourne Mountains and southwards which under a particular light made me feel that at any moment a giant might raise his head over the next ridge’. This material by E.T. Green is Courtesy of Waddell Media.
 

Credits

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

Produced by  E.T. Green

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