The splendid town of Cork in Ireland in 1902 in color! [A.I. enhanced & colorized].
Among other, this film shows horse-drawn carriages and early trams in Patrick street, a Tram Ride from King Street to Patrick's Bridge, the Grand Parade, congregations leaving St. Mary's Dominican Church and St.Patricks church, a ride from Blarney to Cork on Cork & Muskerry Light Railway, the construction and panoramic view of Cork's 1902 Exhibition Grounds, followed by its opening by Cork's Lord Mayor, the Albert Quay followed by scenes on the river Lee including a boat race as part of the Cork Regatta, and finally a parade of Regiments returning from the Boer War (in South Africa) to their Victoria Barracks.
For precise details, please read the timeline below.
The original B&W film fragments have been motion-stabilized, speed-corrected, enhanced, restored and colorized with modern A.I. software tools.
Please remember that this footage is very old and the quality will vary.
Music: Howard Harper Barnes, Rune Dale, Christian Andersen a.o.
Timeline (to be completed):
00:00 Cork in Ireland in 1902, Patrick Street
01:08 Views of the Grand Parade
03:38 Congregation Leaving St Mary's Dominican Church
05:04 Congregation Leaving St. Patrick's Church
05:50 Ride from Blarney to Cork on Cork & Muskerry Light Railway
08:07 Preparation of the Cork Exhibition Grounds and Erection of Buildings
12:23 Panorama of Cork Exhibition Grounds
12:45 Lord Mayor of Cork Arriving for Official Opening of Cork Exhibition
13:44 Albert Quay in Cork
15:38 Crews Practicing on River Lee at Cork Regatta
17:19 Two-oared Boat Race, Sundays Well
18:22 Regiments Returned from Boer War to Victoria Barracks.
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The people are so well dressed.
'The light of other days.' Colourization really brings the film to life - well done. This was shot just at the dawn of the automobile and shows how cars have really destroyed the ambience of city life
That's where my family was from. I can't help but wonder if I'm seeing a relative on the street.
This was great with great music too. I enjoyed so much! Thank you for your work ❤
Love cork city ..
fantastic upload thank you @Rick
'Twas a simpler time; a better time...
Loved the musical scores. Fascinating imagery. Thank you for this! Our family's maternal Courtney line comes from Cork. Back in the 80's our mom with one of our sisters visited Ireland, and reported that there was a Courtney pub in the town. Absolutely love Irish music especially the work of Enya and Loreena Mckennitt. When I was going to sea on oceanographic research expeditions in the 90's Enya's Orinoco Flow was the perfect music to play on headphones as we bedded down for the night in our bunks.