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  • Short Summary

    Footage of workers digging up peat in Ireland.

  • Description

    Irish Co-operative Gathers and Transports Peat - part 2. Republic of Ireland.

    Continued from previous record. L/S of horse pulling barge along canal. A row of workers bent over in field; turning over chunks of peat; perhaps to dry them? Group of people near a part of ruins of old rock wall; nearly covered with moss or ivy; with a very narrow arch.

    Also shot of the arch alone. Men pose standing in long row. More of horse that pulls the barge; passing old stone building across river. Very busy scene: dock in FG; carts stacked up with bags parked on land in BG; workers unloading the carts. Next; another scene of harvesting the peat. Several workers unearth clumps of peat with their shovels & in the same movement send the pieces flying across ditch; where other men catch them and stack them in wheelbarrows. CU elderly Irish couple stand by a pile of peat; they look at camera for a bit; then start piling more pieces. Priest shakes hands with another old man.

    Shots of groups posing in front of stone wall. Priest showing them some paper. Men shaking hands. Next a very rustic house w/ thatched roof; crooked tiny window; half-door open at an angle; and an elderly; frail-looking woman sitting by the door on a stool. MCU priest bending down to talk to woman; he pats her on the back. Priest & other man sit at small table outdoors; w/ 2 priests; 2 laymen standing behind; a line of young men & teenage boys; all dressed in dark suits come by; each hands a card to the priest.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:05:00 / 02:03:37:00
    ON 391 A-3

Comments (1)

  1. naumann says

    town bridge over the grand canal, rathangan co. kildare.

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