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John M. Kelly Library

Documentaries: Celtic Studies

Aidan

BR754 .A43 A5 1999z DVD
26 minutes
A documentary about St. Aidan, the seventh century Bishop of Lindisfarne. Part of the Memorable Leaders in Christianity series.

Ballad of the Irish Horse

SF284 .I73 B2 1995 VHS
60 minutes; released 1985.
A National Geographic special that thoroughly explores the relationship of the Irish to the horse. Outstanding camera work and in-depth research create a lovely, enduring tribute to horses wild and tame and the Irish families that love and care for them. The Galway races, riding schools, fox hunts, and more all fit together in a equine mosaic.

Bede

PA8260 .B4 1999z DVD
26 minutes
A documentary about St. Bede the Venerable, the eighth century monk most famous for his Ecclesiastical History of the English People. Part of the Memorable Leaders in Christianity series.

The Book of Kells: Work of Angels?

ND3359 .K4 B66 2006 DVD
60 minutes
Tells the story of this magnificent masterpiece. Created on the windy Hebridean island of Iona thirteen centuries ago, it now rests in the Trinity College library in Dublin. The manuscript has mystified, and motivated writers from W.B. Yeats to James Joyce and Umberto Eco, and its intricate Celtic knotwork continues to influence artists and craftsmen today.

Castles of Scotland

DA 875 .C37 2005 DVD
150 minutes (2 discs)
A documentary exploring the romantic history of the clans of Scotland through tours of the turrets, battlements and grandly furnished great halls of structures that have witnessed centuries of war, tribal treachery and occasional splendor. Also includes Scotland - The Edge of the Land - an aerial journey along Scotland's western coastline.

Celtic Saints

BR748 .C425 2006z DVD
48 minutes
This film explores Celtic life and the role of religion in Celtic society.

Celtic Waves

JV7711 .C44 2002 VHS
54 minutes
A documentary about the effect of 150 years of emigration trends on the culture of Ireland.

The Celts: Rich Traditions and Ancient Myths

CB206 .C45 2003 VHS
325 minutes (2 discs); released 1987.
This BBC video tells the story of the Celts, from their earliest roots 2,500 years ago to the flowering of their unique culture and their enduring heritage today. The video is enhanced with stunning reconstructions of iron-age villages, dramatizations of major historical events and visits to modern Celtic lands.

Cuthbert

BX4700 .C8 C8 1999z DVD
26 minutes
A documentary about St. Cuthbert, the seventh century Bishop of Lindisfarne. Part of the Memorable Leaders in Christianity series.

Danny Boy

M1745.6 .D36 1997 VHS
40 minutes
A documentary about the popular Irish song "Danny Boy".

Death or Canada: Fleeing the Famine

FC3097.9 .I6 D43 2008 DVD
160 minutes; released 2008.
This docudrama depicts the horrors of the 1845-1852 Irish famine and the resulting emigration of about 41,000 refugees to Toronto, Ontario, a city of only 20,000 people. Narrated by Brian Dennehy. Directed by Run Magan.

Endgame in Ireland

DA990 .U46 E53 2002 VHS
2 videocassettes, 240 minutes
A four-part television series which uses extensive archive news footage to examine the peace process in Ireland.

Gaeilge agus Failte: A First Course in Irish Language and Culture for Adults

PB 1227.5 .E5 B972 2005 DVD
Pt. 1: Units 1-6; Pt. 2: Units 7-10
DVD release of Annette Byrne's first course in Irish language and culture for adults: "Gaeilge agus Filte". A Linguistics Institute of Ireland production.

Hild

BR754 .H5 H5 1999z DVD
26 minutes
A documentary about St. Hilda, the seventh century Abbess of Whitby. Part of the Memorable Leaders in Christianity series.

Irish Mosaics

DA906 .I75 2002 VHS
135 minutes
Ireland as seen through the eyes of some of its greatest contemporary artists, musicians, filmmakers, and sports figures.

Irish Writers

PB1317 .I75 2000z DVD
63 minutes
This film combines biographies of some of Ireland's greatest writers--such as W.B. Yeats, Oscar Wilde and James Joyce--with a tour of the locations that inspired them.

Lindisfarne Gospels

ND3359 .L5 L5 1999z DVD
26 minutes
A documentary about this seventh century illuminated manuscript. Part of the Memorable Leaders in Christianity series.

Man of Aran

PN1997 .M35 2003 DVD
77 minutes; released 1934.
Robert Flaherty's documentary about life in the Aran Islands.

Nora

PR6019 .O9 Z71842 2001 DVD
107 minutes; released 2000.
A dramatization of the relationship between Irish writer James Joyce and Nora Barnacle.

Oswald

BX4700 .O72 O8 1999z DVD
26 minutes
A documentary about St. Oswald, the seventh century first Christian King of Northumbria. Part of the Memorable Leaders in Christianity series.

Wilfrid

BX4700 .W545 W5 1999z DVD
26 minutes
A documentary about St.Wilfrid, the seventh century Bishop of York who united the Celtic Church with the Apostolic See of Rome. Part of the Memorable Leaders in Christianity series.