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Although these videos are not necessarily Roslea or Rooney related, I thought that I would share them with you as they are very interesting and all relate to Irish research and Ireland in general in one way or another... I know my friends on fermanagh gold will enjoy the recipes and the songs !.Enjoy !
 
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Immigration.  
What it was like for Irish Immigrants arriving at Ellis island in the 1800's.
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Another great video thats explains the struggles Irish Immigrants faced when arriving in America
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A short film about emigration from Ireland due to the potato famine. The film is set to The Pogues song - Thousands are sailing
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Ellis Island and the Wave:U.S immigration 1880-1914.
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Island of Hope - From 1892-1954, Ellis Island was the port of entry for millions of European immigrants. Fascinating archival footage tells the moving story of families with dreams of opportunity, leaving their homes with what they could carry. (30 mins)
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The Famine.  
A short film produced by Pathe News around 1905 that brought attention to famine in Ireland in that year. The film has been altered and is used to draw similarities to the early famine of 1846-50.
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Audio true life video of letters written by a girl during the famine.
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This is a documentary on the Irish Famine in the 1840's. The events that became known as "The Great Famine". John Mitchell claimed that during the Famine years, Ireland actually produced sufficient food, wool, and to feed and clothe not nine but eighteen million people. Was the Irish Famine a result of mismanagement?
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Genealogy  
Franke Roofe & vynette Sage during her trip to Fermanagh, as shown on Fermanagh tv.
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Local genealogist Frankie Roofe Helps American Kathleen Wallace Mears trace her family roots
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Local Fermanagh Genealogist and Townland campaigner Brian Gallagher explains the importance of Townlands and why they should be kept.
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Another meeting in support of our townlands, this one at Stormont, with Brian Gallagher in attendance.
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Traditions & old archive footage.  
   
A tour of Ireland in the 1930's. Ireland, Eire, Irish, cattle, farmhouse, thatched roof, woman driving horsecart, harvesting hay, hay mounds, hay stacks, children on country lane, donkey colt, very fat man with donkey cart, he weighs 560 pounds, stone walls, stone houses, tacthed roof cottages, rural life, donkey cart, municipal coop dairy, country fair, prize sheep, prize bull, livestock market at Galway on main street, man in bowler hat, Dublin, Trinity College, buses, policeman, traffic, O'Connell Street, Nelson Pillar.
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Gaeilgeoirí i nGlaschú.. from a BBC Gaelic programme. The experience of Irish speakers who left ireland for work and better prospects in Glasgow
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A modern video showing how to cut turf the old way by hand ........
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Seamus Campbell remembers using a series of implements during his childhood and youth at Lisnakelly, Ballymackney, Monaghan, Ireland. Filmed with permission at the Folk Museum at Glencolmcille in Donegal, Ireland. Musician Chilli Reid plays The Dingle Regatta, Sí Beg Sí Mor and the Wind That Shakes on the Barley on the Whistle as background
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Neil Cameron shows the traditional way to cut peat. The pipes are played by him... Great video and very good music !
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An interpreter at the Irish Farm exhibit at the Frontier Culture Museum demonstrates how to spin flax fibres into thread.
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An introduction to the tradition of mummers plays, folk drama and fertility ritual through play with the Augha Killy Maude Men Of Straw beside Knockninny and Lough Erne in Co. Fermanagh, Ireland.
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An extract from the Fermanagh Episode of "Hands", the award winning Irish documentary series screened on RTE in the 70's. ' Making butter in a Fermanagh Farmhouse Circa 1970 . (courtesy of David and Sally Shaw Smith )
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An extract from The Weavers episode of "Hands", the award winning Irish documentary series screened on RTE in the 70's. RTE is Ireland's National Television and Radio Broadcaster.
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Fermanagh Scenery.  
Video of some great Fermanagh scenery and old ruins of Monea Castle and Inishmacsaint church and cross.
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Enniskillen the Castle Coole and near Omagh the Ulster American Folk Park
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Old Pictures of Enniskillen, Co.Fermanagh, N.Ireland
by Roy Crawford
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Beautiful Fermanagh Scenery sent to me by Bob Graham. The main viewpoint lets you see from the hills east of Kesh where Tyrone and Fermanagh meet. You can see the wind turbines on the hills. Moving west you can see all of Boa Island and across towards Belleek and beyond to the Donegal Bay in the Atlantic ocean.The other view is just as you enter the forest drive. Looking across the Lough towards Irvinestown then panning south to the distant hills where Tyrone, Monaghan and Fermanagh meet. Further round you can make out the high point in Kinawley (I think it is Knockninny) then on round to the west. Just peeping above the hills in Fermanagh yo get glimpses of the mountains in Leitrim.
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Video taken of the interior of St Tierneys, Roslea.
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Irish Recipes.  
Recipe for Irish soda bread, this is a great video for lovers of soda bread, starring a 94 years young Irish grandmother.... very sweet ;-)
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Video recipe of how to make Irish Stew....my fave !
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Music videos & Humour.  
Music video, Declan Nerney - Anna From Fermanagh.
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A taste of the 2007 'Saint Patricks day parade ' along 5th Ave in Manhattan.
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Music video of the song 'When New York was Irish'.
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A song of the irish migrating to America
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Why the irish dance that way.
Made as part of a competition for rte dance on the box in march 2005.it was overall winner with 3 other films. Made by zanita films and Ardmore studios
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Finale to Michael flatley's lord of the dance (seen this show many times, i love it !)... try watching without tapping your feet !!.. impossible !
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As above, but an even better show and set up !
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Very Very funny video of chimps doing the Riverdance !! GREAT !
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Miscellaneous.  
Angela's Ashes (trailer)- Life in impoverished Depression-era Ireland holds little promise for young Frank McCourt, the oldest son in a tightly knit family. Living by his wits, cheered by his irrepressible spirit, and sustained by his mother's fierce love, Frank embarks on an inspiring journey to overcome the poverty of his childhood and reach the land of his dreams: America.
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Video tribute to Frank McCourt author of Angela's Ashes - This song was inspired by Frank McCourt's best selling book 'Angela's Ashes'. The CD 'Songs From The Ashes' captures perfectly the mood of the book and the Limerick of the 1930's and 1940's.
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