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Ireland: 'The Emerald Isle' (1934)

This Traveltalks entry focuses on the people, culture, and natural beauty of rural Ireland with visits to an ancient round tower, farms, the gardens at Hope Castle in Castleblayney, and the ancient village of Claddagh at Galway.

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Ruth FitzPatrick
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
James A. FitzPatrick ... (uncredited)
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Storyline

This Traveltalks visit to Ireland starts with a look at the countryside, with its farms, small villages, and fields with walls and fences built of stone without the use of mortar. We then visit Hope Castle in Castleblayney and end our journey in Galway. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Genres:

Documentary | Short

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

James A. FitzPatrick's Traveltalks: Ireland: 'The Emerald Isle' See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The unidentified singer who sings "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling " sounds like Dennis Day. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
James A. FitzPatrick, Narrator: Regardless of the changes wrought by time, we'll always think of Ireland as a country of smiles and tears, of pathos and tragedy, of legend and song. May their priceless music go down thorough the centuries, and her smiles over balance their tears. And it is with this thought that we say: Farewell to Ireland, the Emerald Isle!
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Soundtracks

Danny Boy
Written by Frederick Edward Weatherly
Performed by Nathaniel Shilkret's Traveltalk Orchestra
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Colorful look at the Thirties
28 February 2002 | by rengeoSee all my reviews

This is one of the infamous Traveltalks, of which James A. FitzPatrick made more than 220 till well into the 50s. Since he was one of the first to use the newly perfected 3-strip Technicolor-Process, we get a chance to see what the 30s looked like in Color. After Holland and Switzerland this is the third Traveltalk in color and was released in Dec. 34. It is preserved in a stunningly beautiful Print. Look for it on TCM.


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