Northern Ireland Screen's Digital Film Archive is a free public access resource for teachers, students, historians and anyone who has an interest in moving images. Spanning from 1897 to the present day, the films in the Digital Film Archive cover all aspects of life in Northern Ireland and includes everything from dramas to documentaries, newsreels and features, animation to amateur footage.
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A family holiday in Northern Ireland begins an exciting quest into the life of a saint.
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Venture round Northern Ireland and follow the footsteps of the tempestuous Saint Columba while the country celebrates his life. Discover through colourful pageants about the man who despite being a dove by name was plagued with a violent temper which led to his eventual self-exile from Ireland. Join hundreds of pilgrims and follow in the wake of a Church of Ireland curragh as it makes its commemorative voyage to Iona 14 centuries after Columba’s 563AD journey.
This film by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board comes courtesy of Robert Blair from the collection of National Museums Northern Ireland. Watch ‘Curragh to Iona’ on the BFI player and experience this same commemorative voyage as one of the crew.