Once Upon a Place: Benburb

Once Upon a Place: Benburb

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Details

Location

Benburb

Year

1990

Date

22nd March 1990

Length

25min 10sec

Audio

sound

Format

colour

Source

Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)

Courtesy

Department for Communities, ITV, UTV

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

The village of Benburb is recognised as an area of historical and geographic significance. In this episode travel back in time to when the O’Neill’s defended their land and established a stronghold which would influence architecture and culture throughout the area.

Also seen is how the locals of Benburb carry on ancient traditions such as mud turf making, sweat houses and traditional methods of threshing.

Credits

Sound Recordist: Jim McGirr, Colin Somerville

Production Asistants: Sara Bell, Felicity Clements, Maureen Pickson

Stills Photography: Alan Mackey

Graphic Design: Brian Owens

On-Line Editor: Philip White

Post Production Sound: Colin Somerville

Cameraman: David Scott

Editor: Jim McGuirk

Executive Producer: Andrew Crockart

Producer: Janthia Duncan 

Acknowlegements to:

Armagh County Museum, The Benburb Centre, The Bantry Mud-Turf Bakers, Historic Monuments and Buildings Branch, Dept. of the Environment Northern Ireland, National Library of Ireland, O’Neill Country Historical Society, Public Record Office (Belfast), St Patricks Church (Eglish), St Patricks Church (Clonfeacle), The Servite Priory (Benburb), Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Ulster Museum, Western Education and Library Board, Windmill Lane Pictures, James Donnelly, Graham Mills, John Mills and Victor Riddell.

 

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