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Subject: So. Studies/Sciences: Geography/Cultures

European Studies Series

A series of documentaries that offers in-depth studies on the geography, history, culture and people of various European countries; also informative perspectives on significant contemporary issues are addressed. Programs available on 25 individual DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos; also in a 25-Disc Set. Click for more

Ireland: Celtic Myths and Splendors

Ireland: Celtic Myths and Splendors

There are many reasons why the Irish, and those who wish they were, love the island country of Ireland, which dates back thousands of years when the first Celtic culture arrived. This comprehensive tour of Ireland allows you to explore its many popular sites, as well as little known nooks and crannies, and to enjoy the richness of history, myth and culture of the Gaelic people today. An index of destinations visited include: In the Midlands, a prehistoric tomb; Dublin, the city founded by the Vikings; the Hill of Tara, spiritual center for the Celtic High Kings; the Hill of Slane, to re-live the story of young St. Patrick; the Abbey of Monasterboice; Droheda's tombstones and Church of St. Peter; monks at Tallaght Priory; the Monastery in the valley of Glendalough; the capstone of Browns Hill Dolman; the Medieval town of Kilkenny; Waterford's Glass Exhibit; the Ring of Hook and the oldest lighthouse in Europel; the Loftus Hall ghost; the fishing village of Kilmore Quay; Johnstown Castle; the Rock of Cashel; Blarney Castle and the Blarney stone; Cork's natural harbor, and the last stop for the Titanic as well as millions of emigrants who left Ireland in the mid 1800s. Cobh and the U.S. Drombeg Stone Circle; Bantry House; Molls Gap; Dingle Quay; Gallus Oratory; Slea Head and the Blasket Islands; Ennis' antique shops; the music festival at Miltown/Malbay; Aillwee Cave; Galway and Claddagh rings; Crough Patrick; Sligo and Yeats Country; Armagh, the Observatory/Planetarium and St Patrick's Church; Giants causeway, where Finn McCool's story comes alive; the Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge; Belfast architecture; the grave of St. Patrick; and the Irish potato famine. Produced by Trailwood Films. 2008 IJSCA 82 min.
Also See: Ireland; Northern Ireland 1: Belfast and the Antrim Coast; Northern Ireland 2: County Fermanagh; Ireland
Associated Article: The Celtic Realm -National Geographic

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