BE WISE MODERNISE!
PROGRAMME 1: AMHARC ÉIREANN – LEICTRIÚ CHONAMARA
The Rural Electrification Scheme rolls out in the west of Ireland in this short magazine-style newsreel by Colm O Laoghaire for Gael Linn.
FILM INFO: 3 mins, 1957, Black and White, Digital
MORE POWER TO THE FARMER
Made by Gerard Healy for the ESB the film celebrates the Rural Electrification scheme and the inestimable benefits to farm-life – with scenes of cable-laying, pole-raising, a switch-on ceremony and new appliances in the home.
FILM INFO: 15 mins, 1957, Digital, Black and White
PROGRAMME 2: WATER WISDOM
Colm O Laoghaire’s dramatised tale of a rural housewife’s embarrassment at her lack of piped water when city visitors drop by. The film encourages small farmers to introduce piped water, to maximise farm efficiency and minimise domestic disgrace.
FILM INFO: 22 mins, 1962, Digital
HOW TO BOOK
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See also: Archive at Lunchtime Programme 1 & Archive at Lunchtime Programme 2