Irish Stories & Glories

78 minutes
Format: DVD
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The richness of Ireland lies not only in the beauty of the land, but in the stories of it's people. To truly appreciate this island we'll "meet" some of those who have lived here... throughout the millennium.

We'll join present day residents... and medieval Dubliners... for a night on the town. North is Kells Monastery, where the famous illuminated bible manuscript, the Book of Kells, was discovered. In County Monahan are three bachelor brothers who work wonders in wood, and the largest Norman Castle in the country... where the movie Braveheart was filmed. East is the Cooley Peninsula with it's legends of the Children of Lir, the Brown Bull of Cooley, and prehistoric stone monuments.

In Northern Ireland are the towns of Clones, with it's stories of the 1840's Irish Famine and traditional Irish lace, Lisburn, with it's history of Irish Linen, and Limavady where the tale of the beloved Irish ballad, Danny Boy, began. Londonderry is famous for it's huge political murals, and we return in time to CarrickFergus Castle, one of the great Anglo Norman castles in the world.

KillarneySouth, along the Shannon River, is the legendary medieval monastery of Clonmacnoise. Along the southern coast at Annestown, we join young lasses as they show their skills on horseback, tour Wexford town and relive the tragic experience of the famine emigrants aboard the Ship Dunbrody.

Along the Lakes of Kilarney is Muckross House and Abbey. In the Shannon region, Limerick Castle, beautiful Adare town, and we follow a descendent as he discovers the castle of his ancestors. We also enjoy a shopping spree in Ennis town.

Proleek Dolman stonesIn County Galway, stands the mythical and mysteriously carved Turoe Stone from the 3rd Century BC. Knock is the internationally famous pilgrimage site, called the "Lourdes of Ireland." In the westernmost section of County Galway we drive around the Connemara to Kylemore Abbey. At Ballemont we stop to visit a carriage-making shop on our way to County Mayo, and Ciede fields where a peaceful prehistoric culture once thrived.

The Northwest takes us to the holy well of Tobernalt, Carrowmore, the largest group of megalithic monuments in all the British Isles and the reputed resting place of the legendary Queen Maeve.

Throughout this Country, from north to south, the little-known and seldom-seen sites create their own special bit of magic. Those discoveries, and so much more, are what's waiting for us - Irish Stories and Glories.

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