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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.

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For nearly an hour, the armchair tourist can absorb the natural wonders, history and heritage of Ireland's six northern counties. Accompanied by an informative narrative and traditional Irish airs, this very well-done video tape is a great introduction to all of the scenic and cultural attractions that draw thousands of tourists to the north each year.
Click here for Northern Ireland Video.

Visions of Ireland DVD

A camera suspended from a helicopter provides a serene, gliding bird's-eye view of rolling green hills, majestic cliffs, proud stone towers, stirring cathedrals, and picturesque ruins. As this lush scenery rolls past, a woman's musical Irish lilt tells tales of St. Patrick, legendary giants, kings, monks, and the Blarney Stone, all backed with Irish jigs and Celtic strings.
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"Beautifully filmed and tastefully narrated, this video is a pleasure to watch. It provides an in-depth look at Ireland's five major national parks; Killarney, Wicklow, Connemara, Glenveagh, and the Burren. Detailed observation of Ireland's flora and fauna are given throughout. 65 minutes long and worth every penny." Amazon Review.
Click here for Ireland's National Parks

An Irish Country Calendar

This series is a journey through the great country homes of Ireland, visiting each one through the changing seasons. Along the way, the crafts, music and history of local communities are linked to the several country homes featured in each program.
See review
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Ireland by Rail

by Michael Phaelin

See Ireland by rail through the eyes of Michael Phaelin. From the city of Derry to Co. Kerry, Michael offers interesting snippets of history and culture, as well as interviews with popular Irish personalities. It's all presented with his great sense of humor - and, the scenery as a backdrop to the journey is awe-inspiring. As one reviewer from Boston said it so well: "...seeing Ireland by rail looks to be the way to go!"
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Ireland by Rail

Great Golf Courses of Ireland
starring Christy O’Connor

Released in 1969, a rare VHS copy is still available. Fingers crossed you might be lucky enough to add this to your collection. As one reviewer said, the greens don't get much greener than in this tour of the best courses Ireland has to offer including Ballybunion, Ballyconneely, Killarney, Tralee, Carlow, Waterville, Royal Co. Down, Rosses Point, Royal Portrush, and Lahinch. And your tour guide is none other than golf legend Christy O’Connor!
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Internationally renowned flutist James Galway, singing sensation Enya, and ambassadors of Irish folk music, The Chieftains, provide the enchanted sounds that accompany this unforgettable look at Ireland's old world pubs and villages, dramatic shores and cliffs, historic rock-walled countryside, mystical ruins, and romantic castles. This will make a wonderful addition to the video library of anyone Irish - or wishes they were.
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Portrait of Ireland.

Travel With Kids: Ireland

Travel with Kids: Ireland is a great DVD both for those seriously contemplating a family visit to Ireland and for armchair families who just want to vicariously enjoy the experience. Following the Roberts family as they explore Ireland's storied history and culture of Ireland, travel hints and tips include suggestions for great accommodations (even staying in a real castle!), transportation, and activities. A bonus "Ireland At Home" section with language, crafts and recipe suggestions rounds out this useful travel prep guide and tribute to all things Irish. Highly recommended. Edited from Midwest Book Review on Amazon.
Click here for Travel with kids - Ireland.

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Thu, Dec 7, 2017

Holly and Ivy hanging up and
something wet in every cup*

Not so long ago, Irish Christmas decorations were much simpler than they are now. The children gathered holly and ivy for adorning, windows, doorways, mantles and pictures, and the father would carve out a turnip in which would be placed a large red candle. This would go in the window to light the way for the Holy Family on Christmas Eve. Only in relatively recent times did an Irish family have a Nativity scene and a decorated tree in the house. As for Mistletoe, it's quite rare in ireland and is generally associated with ancient Celtic and Druidic fertility celebrations; this is most likely where the custom of kissing under the mistletoe comes from.
*Old Irish Christmas toast
Image: Pashley Manor Gardens.

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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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