Traditional Farming Documentary -Farm life in Ireland during the 1930s – “Preserving the Past”

Ireland at the begging of the last Century

This traditional farming documentary follows the farming year and way of life for the people of Ireland at the begging of the last century.

Filmed in Muckross Traditional Farm, Killarney, replicas farms and dwelling from that period exist to show what life was like in rural Ireland during the 1920’s and 30’s. The farms themselves are actual working farms with their own horses, cattle, sheep, pigs and hens, they are situated in the centre of Killarney National Park.
We show the farming methods as they would have been in this era when all farm work was carried out by horses, donkeys and human labour. Planting potatoes in ridges, growing corn (oats) and haymaking are shown in this film along with the harvesting of the crops and the threshing.
We also follow the woman year on the farm showing butter and butter milk being made and bread making.
A variety of different crafts and traditional Irish skills such as blacksmiths are captured in this historical documentary.
Produced by Thompson Video Productions Co. Derry Northern Ireland.
Credit to : Videos of Irish Farming Life

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