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    I found this old video of my home town, Clara Co. Offaly, on youtube. It is a lovely old video from 1963. It was nice to see what the town was like then. It has some beautiful music on it too:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouj8H0s2cxU&feature=channel]YouTube - Clara, county offaly 1963[/ame]


    I was just wondering if other posters had some nice of videos or photos of the Old Ireland, just to see what the place and the people were like back then.

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    Nicely done video of Carlow showing the past and the present :-

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqMY5rNNd9Q]YouTube - Carlow times gone by - Part 1[/ame]

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    Wexford and Waterford.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWvYOU_NSIM]YouTube - Old Waterford & Wexford[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CyaqZKm4fc&feature=related"]YouTube - Wexford Bull Ring (1902)[/ame]
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    Aww the good old days, there was no such thing as a multicultural bleeding heart liberal P.C society back then.

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    Here's an old one when Pravda RTE used to close in the 60s.. ya can even see Nelson's Pillar on O'Connell Street

    It shows Pravda Montrose being constructed also ....

    Memories

    (Embedding is disabled so here it is copy and paste relevant parts to Browser)

    __http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYUdR2CiDhk&feature=related__

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    Wow. Fascinating stuff. I did not realise there was film reel taken in Ireland from that long ago. The certainly dressed a lot better back then.

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    I posted this a few weeks ago on the Vintage ads & clips thread (must update that soon with some new ones I found), but in case you didn't see it I'll cut & paste it here:

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    James Fitzpatrick (born 1894, died 1980) was an Irish-American movie producer, director, writer and narrator best remembered for his "Fitzpatrick Traveltalks" documentaries. This is the one he made in Ireland in 1934. Amazing footage. Some great shots of rural Ireland and of Dublin, especially of Trinity College and O'Connell Street. Also includes footage of the most circumferentially challenged man in Ireland that year - Dick Carroll who weighed 40 stone.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS8WisImDEM"]James Fitzpatrick's "Glimpses of Erin 1934"[/ame]
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    Belfast by tram car

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpU4DgefFPo]YouTube - Ride on the Tramcar through Belfast (1901)[/ame]
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