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Roaming Through Northern Ireland (1949)

Approved | | Documentary, Short | 9 July 1949 (USA)
A Traveltalks look at the landscapes and architecture of Northern Ireland ending at the Giant's Causeway.
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James A. FitzPatrick ... Narrator (voice)
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A look primarily at the beauty of the countryside and seacoast, starting at Carrick-a-Rede Island then on to Enniskillen, the cathedral at Downpatrick, an appreciation of Medieval Irish craft and architecture, visits to a peat farm and the ruins of Castle Dunluce, and the pastoral beauty of County Down. There we visit the resort seacoast town of Bangor. It's on to Cushendun in County Antrim, watching two pedestrians pass each other on a swinging bridge, and finishing at the Giant's Causeway, where the narrator tells folktales as we examine fascinating rock formations and the mysteries of creation. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Narrator: Beautifully situated on an island between Upper and Lower Lough Erne in Northern Ireland is the ancient city of Enniskillen, the charter of which dates back to sixteen-hundred and twelve, in the tragic days of King James the First, whose soldiers were rebuffed by the courageous people of Enniskillen.
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31 March 2009 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Roaming Through Northern Ireland (1949)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

TravelTalk entry this time takes a look at Ireland, which is a location the series hit many, many times. This short pretty much takes a look at stuff like the land, the hills, the ocean, rivers and so on. With that in mind on a visual level the short is quite beautiful but the print shown on Turner Classic Movies is rather beat up and faded so the Technicolor really isn't given a chance to shine but at least we have a channel to play rarer films like this. It should once again be noted that today's internet will turn up better stuff so it's important to keep in mind when this was made and remember that, for the time, this was probably very entertaining stuff to people, which is probably why this series ran for so long.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 July 1949 (USA) See more »

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James A. FitzPatrick's Traveltalks: Roaming Through Northern Ireland See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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