Northern Ireland Screen's Digital Film Archive is a free public access resource for teachers, students, historians and anyone who has an interest in moving images. Spanning from 1897 to the present day, the films in the Digital Film Archive cover all aspects of life in Northern Ireland and includes everything from dramas to documentaries, newsreels and features, animation to amateur footage.
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Around Northern Ireland
Enjoying the picturesque landscape of Northern Ireland.
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This eclectic footage takes us out and about across Northern Ireland, conjuring up a variety of intiguing and idyllic scenes. Dredging Lough Erne, Devenish Island and ancient buildings, Boat trip Fermanagh lakes, Oughduirish burn, Loughgall thatching, Falls on River Bann, Crawfordsburn Inn, Hilltown Road.
These colourful rushes are amongst a wealth of footage that was generated by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board. This government department had their own staff who documented the region through stills and moving images and the films they created capture various facets of life in Northern Ireland. The department was particularly busy in the mid-1950s to late 1960s, creating films that aimed to sell Northern Ireland as a holiday destination. This material captures Northern Ireland at an interesting time, post-World War Two and pre-Troubles.