GLORIOUS PILES: BIG HOUSES ON FILM
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Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn
PROGRAMME ONE: AMHARC ÉIREANN
Gael Linn newsreels show the Irish Georgian Society protesting the demolition of Georgian buildings.
FILM INFO: Colm O Laoghaire, 4 mins, Ireland, 1961-1963
IRELAND: THE HERITAGE OF THE PAST
Explore Irish architecture from the Stone Age to the Georgian period with a focus on Dublin’s splendid Georgian terraces, squares and its long vistas of 18th century streets.
FILM INFO: Kieran Hickey, 10 mins, Ireland, 1974
GREAT HOUSES OF IRELAND
Ireland’s great houses, towers and castles, including Yeats’ Tower House, Bunratty Castle, Butler Castle and Castletown House.
FILM INFO: James Morris, 11 mins, Ireland, 1975
PROGRAMME TWO: PLACES FOR PEOPLE
Commemorating European Year of Architectural Heritage 1975, this film explores how Ireland’s built environment is experienced by its inhabitants showing architectural conservation in Clare, Tipperary, Limerick and inner city Dublin locations.
Film Info: Richard Taylor, 30 mins, Ireland, 1975