I’ve had the intention to link to 2 separate short films uploaded on YouTube for some time now. In essence, they are propaganda films for Bord Fawlty or whatever the name was of the body trying to promote Dublin tourism at the time. In both cases, the Dubliners sprang automatically to the minds of the […]
Archive for July, 2010
I see that the Now is a Good Time to Buy [NIAGTTB] crowd are back to sending out press releases. All bottoming out and slowdown in declines.
The usual suspects are saying that an average house price of €201,364 equals a kind of stability to the market. Well, it doesn’t. Given the type of employment we […]
Following on from yesterday’s post on John Feehan’s talk in UCD in 2005, I just came across a mention of Irish Yeomen which dates from 1766. It’s quoted in Michael Beames’ book Peasants and Power: The Whiteboy Movements and Their Control in Pre-Famine Ireland (Sussex: Harvester Press, 1983).
I’ll just quote the whole thing. Beames is […]
John Feehan’s book, Farming in Ireland: History, Heritage and Environment (UCD Dept. of Agriculture, 2003) is another one of those modern classics which is out of print and difficult to find.
[Update, 16 Dec 2012: now available again on Amazon. Link on title above.]
I only have photocopied chapters from it with me at home, so […]
A higher resolution version is available here.
Inlay of album available here and here.
In 1902 the Mitchell and Kenyon company showed up in Wexford and filmed the market next to the Bull Ring. I was out for a stroll this afternoon and took a photo of the part which is still recognisable today - namely the clock over Ryans and the corner bar.
Today a statue of a […]
Now we all know that the farming industry, particularly the cattle trade, is the rock on which our economic structure rests — the whole economic structure of the 26 counties which we control at the present time rests. The farming industry is the one sound and staple thing in the present welter of commercial uncertainty […]
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[click on image for Pathe News site]
Footage from Pathe News which they have listed on their site as 1920, but is more than likely from the 1913 lockout.
Firstly, Liberty Hall is intact, which means it’s pre-1916; secondly, Jim Larkin is in the footage, which means its pre-1914, as Larkin […]
This trailer of an Irish film called Fatal Deviation (!) has some classic lines, made more resonate by the accent they are spoken in.
Robert Popper says that its an instant modern classic and I believe him. Remember, he just might be responsible for Crystal Swing’s success.
I have no idea yet what the […]