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What is the top Irish movie of all time?
That is what Jameson whiskey in conjunction with 'The Dubliner' magazine asked 10,000 people in a July 2005 poll. Throughout these pages we have marked the top ten at the top of each and its ranking.

Click here for Movies by category: Animals | Comedy | Christmas | Drama | Heritage | Music | History | Romance | Saints & Legends | Scenic & Documentary

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Saint of 9/11

Interviews with friends, colleagues, congregants and archival footage with Mychal's words and shows the full humanity of a special life interrupted. Narrated by Sir Ian McKellen. Features interviews with famed author Malachy McCourt and former New York City Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen.
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Out of Ireland

The enormous story of Irish emigration is well told in this documentary that mixes an adept historical overview and deeply touching personal stories with well-chosen archival material and gorgeously filmed modern footage.
Clcik here for Out of Ireland.

In Search of Ancient Ireland

Rated five stars on amazon, this BBC documentary traces the history and legends of ancient Ireland beginning in 2000 B.C. when Stone Age farmers built some of the largest and most spectacular Neolithic monuments in Europe. Not only is it a wonderful companion to the book of the same title, the bonus addition of “Over Ireland” makes this DVD a must have.
Click here for In Search of Ancient Ireland.

On The Irish Whiskey Trail

The traditions of old Ireland have remained at the very heart of its whiskey production and this entertaining programme takes the viewer from one end of Ireland to the other in search of the finest examples of the distiller's art. History, romance, tours and advice on tasting the various brands combine to produce a journey of discovery for both the connossieur and the novice alike.
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The Wind That Shakes the Barley

...the movie was an exceedingly accurate representation of the Irish situation as it was at the time. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to understand the various sides to of the issues confronted by the Irish, the British, the pro-treatyites and the Republicans. Adapted from a review by Linda Meyer

Click here for The Wind that Shakes the Barley.

The Irish Empire

A five-part series offering a compelling, contemporary historical perspective on the events, people, and influences that shaped the identity of Irish culture as it expanded throughout the world.
Click here for The Irish Empire.

In Memoriam - NYC - 9/11

An incredible gathering of still and video material from more than 100 people in and around New York City who witnessed the day's events.
Click here for In Memoriam.

9/11 - The Filmmakers' Commemorative Edition

We watched this program when it was originally broadcast on CBS in March 2002. It is an extraordinarily powerful one-of-a-kind documentary that starts out as a portrait of a rookie firefighter in NYC. By the time filming was finished, the filmmakers had captured history in the making, including the only image of the first jetliner striking Tower 1, and the only footage from within the tower as it collapsed. With cameras rolling, the filmmakers followed NYC firefighters into the heart of what would be known as Ground Zero. What emerged is a stirring tribute to real-life heroes who, in their city's darkest hour, rose to extraordinary acts of courage and compassion.
Click here for 911 - The Filmakers Commemorative Edition.

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Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Fungie, the Dolphin of Dingle Bay

The dolphin is one of Ireland’s most fascinating mammals and Fungie is the most famous. He is a fully- grown bottlenose who is 13 feet (4 meteres) long and weighs about 500 lbs or around one-quarter tonne.
Fungie was first noticed in 1984 when Paddy Ferriter, the Dingle Harbour lighthouse keeper, began watching a lone wild dolphin escort the town's fishing boats to and from port. 
Later that year, it became officially recorded that Fungie was a permanent resident of the entrance channel to Dingle and the self-appointed “pilot” of the fleet. 
Over the years Fungie has developed from a timid but inquisitive observer of the human visitors into a playful, though mischievous, companion.  From observation of marks on his body, it seems that he does 'interact' with other whales, dolphins or porpoises, proving perhaps he is neither hermit nor outcast from his own kind, but rather that he is simply content to spend most of his time in and around Dingle Bay.

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Can't Find it?!

Our Library is compiled from what we know and like. If you can't find what you're looking for read on.
• First: go to Amazon -
There's no escaping the fact that they are the largest catalog.
Note: There are multiple Amazons and they do not carry exactly the same items. Any one of the U.S., U.K. and Canada sites may not have the item but another Amazon will. Each site will ship anywhere in the world. Try them all before you give up.
Click here for Amazon.US.
Click here for Amazon.UK.
Click here for Amazon.Canada.
• Second: Amazon doesn't have it? Alright, try ALibris they are the place for 'books you never thought you'd find'. They now carry videos. The prices vary, since they are offered from various sources.
Click here for ALibris.
• Last: Nothing Worked?
E-Mail us, we'll give it a go. Click for Russ & Bridget.


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