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    Default Sweet Cork of Thee: Edwardian Cork on Camera

    Did anyone just cath this on RTE 1? Fantastic show and congrats tio RTE to finally showing something worth watching. A couple of things stuck me about that film:

    1. The place looked far more vibrant and lively
    2. Looked better!
    3. Relatively excellent transport in the city
    4. The old lady who told one presenter that Cork was always a loyal city.
    5. The Union Flags and the obvious pride people had in their local regiment the RMF.
    6. How good people looked. I know this is relative to who was shot, but even the factory workers looked health and happy.
    7. The parading and the turnout for important visitors.
    8. The crowds of well dressed people pouring out of St. Patricks RC Cathedral was just brilliant!

    The film was shot for profit, so there was no propaganda involved which makes a refreshing change from the norm (either side).

    anyway, wonderful film. Much of my family are Corkonians and it was great to see something like this.

    EDIT: This is orignally a 55min film. does anyone know if its possible to get a dvd of? Maybe some Cork people?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Orangeman View Post
    Did anyone just cath this on RTE 1? Fantastic show and congrats tio RTE to finally showing something worth watching. A couple of things stuck me about that film:

    1. The place looked far more vibrant and lively
    2. Looked better!
    3. Relatively excellent transport in the city
    4. The old lady who told one presenter that Cork was always a loyal city.
    5. The Union Flags and the obvious pride people had in their local regiment the RMF.
    6. How good people looked. I know this is relative to who was shot, but even the factory workers looked health and happy.
    7. The parading and the turnout for important visitors.
    8. The crowds of well dressed people pouring out of St. Patricks RC Cathedral was just brilliant!

    The film was shot for profit, so there was no propaganda involved which makes a refreshing change from the norm (either side).

    anyway, wonderful film. Much of my family are Corkonians and it was great to see something like this.

    EDIT: This is orignally a 55min film. does anyone know if its possible to get a dvd of? Maybe some Cork people?



    I saw the film and Cork did indeed look prosperous at the time.


    At the time most people supported John Redmond and his Home Rule party.

    Redmond was probably the most moderate and pro-British leader Irish Nationalists ever had.

    Sadly his credibility was destroyed by a succession of events beginning with the threatened revolt by the Ulster Volunteers against the British Government and against the democratic will of the majority of Irish people.

    This put Ireland on the path leading to the 1916 rising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breadan O'Connor View Post
    I saw the film and Cork did indeed look prosperous at the time.


    At the time most people supported John Redmond and his Home Rule party.

    Redmond was probably the most moderate and pro-British leader Irish Nationalists ever had.

    Sadly his credibility was destroyed by a succession of events beginning with the threatened revolt by the Ulster Volunteers against the British Government and against the democratic will of the majority of Irish people.

    This put Ireland on the path leading to the 1916 rising.
    most people supported John Redmond and his Home Rule party.
    In County Cork people supported William O'Brien and the All for Ireland League.
    See the "Ballad of D D Sheehan"
    Men of Mid-Cork prepare yourself before it is too late
    And prove to Josie Devlin that you will not tolerate
    To be represented by a henchman of his choice
    But send him back from where he came in no uncertain voice.


    Say who is Billy Fallon or who heard of him before
    From the village of Kilmichael to the cross at Donaghmore
    Or far famed Ballingeary all over dell and glen
    By the River Lee to Inniscarra where brave Mackey drilled his men.


    When the sheriff and his agent and the burly peelers came
    To hunt you from your homesteads in the King of England's name
    Who was foremost in the struggle to stop that hellish work
    But the gallant D.D. Sheehan ever member for mid-Cork.


    Who negotiated purchase and secured you in your land
    Free forever from the bailiff or the cruel eviction band
    And brought joy and consolation to your children and your wives
    Which they ever will remember to the finish of their lives.


    Who obtained commodious dwellings for the hardy sons of toil
    Not alone in this division but throughout the Holy Isle
    For that very Act of Parliament would never see the loom
    But for Mr. D. D. Sheehan and O'Brien at Macroom.


    And will you now abandon him and let yourself be fooled
    By that milk and water turncoat whose known as Dr. Goold
    Or that sanctimonious auctioneer, that hypocrite jereen
    The likes of which our county Cork had better never seen.


    Shout it back to Josie Devlin and his standing committee
    To the laity and the clergy of every degree
    That no power can damp your gratitude that burns in your souls
    When you boldly vote for Sheehan and elect him at the poles.


    Epilogue

    Mid-Cork sent its answer right back to the mob
    To poor Billy Fallon who failed in his job
    They wanted no Mollie to be their MP.
    They got what they wanted and that was D.D.

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    Anyone know if the film is available to buy on DVD?

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    Didn't see myself but its probably the Mitchell and Kenyon one. It's available on DVD alright released by the British Film Institute. More details here DVD Times - Mitchell & Kenyon in Ireland

    Easons in Cork had it and its available online.

    There was another great one on Cork last Monday night called day by Day by Day about three generations of Cork Film Makers. It might still be on the RTE website

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