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Uploaded on Aug 28, 2010
There are few towns in Ireland with a history as rich as Killyleagh.
Situated on the shores of Strangford Lough, it is dominated by its picture postcard Castle that has been occupied by the Hamilton family for more than 400 years.
This broadcast quality DVD, narrated by UTV's Paul Clark, tells the remarkable story of a remarkable town.
Norman conquests, Scottish settlers, the Famine, Lobster fishing on Strangford Lough...it's all here as we recall the heroes from the past including Sir Hans Sloane (founder of the British Museum and inventor of milk chocolate), Rev Edward Hincks (decipherer of the ancient lanquages of the East), and Sir Henry Blackwood (a witness to Nelson's will at Trafalgar).
You will hear from Lt Col Denys Rowan-Hamilton on the Hamilton's and life in a castle, and see rare archive footage of the tanning process at Shrigley and the flax spinning that once made Killyleagh famous as a linen town.
And David Healy recalls his childhood days growing up in Killyleagh in an exclusive interview for this DVD.