This is a 1930’s era, black and white movie by James A. Fitzpatrick; it is a series called TravelTalks, “The Voice of the Globe” with music from Nathaniel Shilkret’s TravelTalk Orchestra. The name of this episode is Come Back to Erin. The movie opens with a man and woman in a horse and buggy riding along a road in Ireland. Irish farmers go to market, 1:00. Irish peasant child with puppy, 1:10. Paddy Leary is shown in front of a body of water, 1:16. A Billy goat is seen in the hollowed-out trunk of a tree, 1:49. A man and woman are seen in a mule drawn buggy, 2:15. A classic Irish home is shown, 2:27. Irish round-towers are shown, 2:45. An old Norman arch is shown, 3:25. At a summer home in Western Ireland an interview is conducted with William T. Cosgrave, 3:50. Picturesque waterfall near lakes of Killarney, 4:11. Woman rides a mule and buggy, 4:34. Middle class farming estate, 5:02. Woman feeds the ducks, 5:15. Old fashioned spinning wheel being used by woman, 5:32. Man operates a hand made loom to fashion fabric, 5:58. Man makes whiskey in his basement, 6:35. Palm trees on the shores of the Killarney lakes, 7:40. Irish castle, 7:56.
William Thomas Cosgrave (6 June 1880 – 16 November 1965) was an Irish Fine Gael politician who served as President of the Executive Council from 1922 to 1932, Leader of the Opposition from 1932 to 1944, Leader of Fine Gael from 1934 to 1944, Leader of Cumann na nGaedheal from 1923 to 1933, Chairman of the Provisional Government from August 1922 to December 1922, President of Dáil Éireann from September 1922 to December 1922, Minister for Finance from 1922 to 1923 and Minister for Local Government from 1919 to 1922. He served as a Teachta Dála (TD) from 1921 to 1944. He was a Member of Parliament (MP) for the North Kilkenny constituency from 1918 to 1922. Cosgrave never officially held the office of Taoiseach (the current title of Ireland's head of government, created in 1937); however, as the first elected head of government in the Irish Free State, he is recognized to have been the first Taoiseach.
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