Northern Ireland Snapshots | Local history and famous landmarks in the 1940s, 50s and 60s
CHANNEL | BBC Northern Ireland
RECORDED | circa 1964
DURATION | 5 minutes 02 seconds
The streets of Clones are thronged and the music rings out from pubs and shops as the fleadh continues. People sip their drinks and nod along to the songs, one or two of which are performed casually, glass in hand, by some well-known musicians.
Luke Kelly (pictured above) and Barney McKenna (seen playing the banjo in this film) were both members of the Dubliners, a famous folk group who later had two pop chart hits in Great Britain with the songs 'Seven Drunken Nights' and 'Black Velvet Band'. Andy Irvine, who features here accompanying Luke Kelly on the mandolin, was a member of the band Planxty.
A tour around Belfast's 'palace of variety'.
Death and despair await those who interfere with an auspicious tree.
Treasures from around the world on display in Ballycastle.
The lending library that once housed a mummy.
New amenities bring relief to Bessbrook.
The unsavoury tale of a disgruntled social outcast.
A visit to the melancholic Bonamargy Friary and graveyard.
Are there fairies on the hillside?
Grizzly tales of executions at Downpatrick jail.
The story of the wicked Lady Alice and the castle she tried to steal.
What was King Billy's favourite drink?
'Chance encounters with old, forgotten things' at the auction house on Chichester Street.
One hundred years' worth of domestic appliances gathered in one kitchen.
The Antrim home of writer Alexander Irvine is restored.
The well-known Belfast thoroughfare prepares for Christmas.
How an ancient site near Cookstown is connected with the Stone of Scone and Dean Swift.
Wartime hospital sold off brick by brick.
The music festival is in full swing on a sunny day in Clones.
Scenic photographs from around the region.
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