Once Upon a Place: Crossmaglen

Once Upon a Place: Crossmaglen

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Details

Location

Crossmaglen

Year

1990

Date

Length

25min 06sec

Audio

sound

Format

Betacam

colour

Source

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

Courtesy

ITV, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, UTV Archive

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

Beyond the ancient Celtic Ring of Gullion, at the forefront of the border with the Republic of Ireland, lies a small but proud town steeped in archaeological history and tradition called Crossmaglen. Journey through the Black Pig's Dyke, a natural border that would be both the cause and protector of conflict, along the way take time to explore the old market fair.

Recalled by some locals to be one of the largest of its kind in Europe, the Crossmaglen Fair has seen many characters from smugglers to poets. However, its two staples are the horses that have served the surrounding land and the famous Crossmaglen Guinea Hunters, with their smooth-talking mannerisms, always looking to make a guinea or two off an unsuspecting market goer!

There is certainly more to this small town than what meets the eye, why not see for yourself?  

Notes

Acknowledgements:

Armagh County Museum

Creggan Local History Society

Creggan Parish Church

Crossmaglen Community Association

Forestry Division Dept. of Agriculture

Historic Monuments and Buildings Branch, Dept. of the Environment

Public Records Office, Belfast

Southern Education and Library Board 

Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

Ulster Museum

Windmill Lane Pictures  

Credits

Martin MacAllister

Billy Blaney

Joe Canning

Barry Hartwell

Kevin McMahon

Grainne McCarthy

Kay McMurtry

Michael McShane

Gerry Murray

Sound Recordist: Jim McGirr

Production Assistants: Adrienne Morgan, Felicity Pierce, Liz Stewart

Graphic Design: Brian Owens

Stills Photography: Alan Mackey

On-Line Editor: Philip White

Post-Production Sound: Colin Somerville

Cameraman: David Scott

Editor: Jim McGuirk

Executive Producer: Andrew Crockart

Producer: Janitha Duncan  

 

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