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.
This film is part of Free
Sport in Northern Ireland
Celebrate sports of all seasons from the Ulster Grand Prix to homespun horseshoe throwing. There is plenty for all tastes and a few surprises to stretch any definition of ‘sport’.
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Sporting activities and interests in Northern Ireland are nothing if not eclectic. The landscape is a versatile venue for a dizzying breadth of local pastimes and international events. Get an adrenaline rush from the razor sharp reflexes of hurlers and international rally drivers. Find sport in solitary endeavours like landscape painting. Then delve into the caves of Fermanagh amongst the stalactites and savour the thrills of climbing sheer cliff faces in the Mournes.
This film is amongst a wealth of material generated by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board. This government department had their own staff that documented the region through stills and moving images capturing 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.