David shaw-smith - Filmmaker
"Sally and i have spent the last forty years making this unique , multi award winning series of 37 documentaries on ireland's rapidly disappearing traditional crafts and lifestyles. We travelled the length and breadth of the country recording a myriad of wonderful crafts and people. In these fascinating archival films we hope we have captured, not only the crafts but also the essence of traditional ireland.
5 Selected films from the archival series on irish crafts & lifestyles called "Hands"
A Dublin Silversmith
We see the crafts at royal charter silver making a georgian style silver teapot 1980 26 minutes
This one hour special tells the story of the famous belleek pottery Co. Fermanagh 1987 1 Hour
This film shows a rare glimpse into the lifestyles of traditional out-weavers who make the famous donegal tweed 1980 26 minutes
A unique film showing irelands prehistoric skin boats, their regional variations, uses & constructions, including the rare C.O Donegal paddled curragh 1978 26 minutes
The making of the hurl from ash tree to all ireland final, including the construction of the leather ball or sliotar 1983 26 Minutes
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