Northern Ireland Scenery

Details

Location

Altnagelvin Hospital, Ballyholme, Bangor, Bangor Marina, Carrick-a-Rede, Carrickfergus, Carrickfergus Castle, Co. Derry, Co. Londonderry, County Londonderry, Cultra, Derry, Derry City, Derry/Londonderry, Derry~Londonderry, Dundonald, Fair Head, Killinchy, Knockbreda, Lagan Valley Hospital, Larne, Larne Harbour, Lisburn, Londonderry, Londonderry/Derry, Mourne Mountains, Mournes, Newcastle, Red Bay, Stormont, Stormont Estate, Strangford, UVF Hospital Craigavon, Whitehead, Whitepark Bay, Whiterock

Year

1960

Date

Length

14min 04sec

Audio

silent

Format

8mm

colour

Source

The McDowell Family

Courtesy

The McDowell Family

Rights Holder

Ian McDowell, The McDowell Family

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Description

Put together from many other reels, Dr. Frank McDowell’s intention in this film was ‘to give an impression of what N. Ireland looks like’. While admitting many omissions, Dr McDowell’s version includes Parliament Buildings at Stormont, the sea-ports in Belfast and Larne, the mountains of Mourne, Bangor, a Boxing Day hunt, a 12th July procession, Carrickfergus Castle, Slemish, the Antrim Coast road, Whitehead and yacht clubs in Cultra and Whiterock, in his beloved Strangford Lough. Dr McDowell also shows the Royal Maternity Hospital, where staff are playing with what looks like a baby lemur, and the new Altnagelvin Hospital, with a glimpse of F.E.McWilliam’s Princess Macha sculpture.

Credits

Dr. Frank McDowell
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