The rooms of LTV’s Dan Joe Kelleher home in Carriganima are a floor-to-ceiling walk-in library bursting with VHS tapes and DVDs of concerts and community commemorations. We are lucky to have his foresight to record and store a snapshot of our local area for posterity.
In an article in today’s Irish Examiner, he is interviewed on how he started, how he built it up, and how changing formats of media worried him that his archive was becoming obsolete, and how he has for some time been committing his vast archive of recordings to the internet for an invaluable record of the era from the 1970s to present day.
Footage of the official opening of Alps Electric, at Millstreet Community School in 1988. Speakers are Albert Reynolds (Minister for Industry and Commerce), Craig Shaffey (Alps), Sakumo Kamikoto (Alps), Frank Crowley (Chairman Cork County Council), Ken Brennan (Millstreet Community Council), presentations by Noel C Duggan, Tom Meaney, and Noel Buckley, and lots of familiar faces. Filmed by LTV Carriganima.
We at Briery Gap Cinema are delighted to announce that we will be screening the LTV production ‘Macroom Town and Countryside’ from 1993. Presented by Barry O’ Brien this film explores Macroom Town and it hinterland and is based on interviews with local people. Many interesting topics such as history, crafts and times gone by are discussed. The film was recorded by Dan Joe Kelleher and is 1 hr 55 mins in length.
LTV1 and LTV2, based in Macroom and Millstreet, are much-loved local services that celebrate their respective areas. LTV began broadcasting just over 30 years ago, and with a hardworking team of volunteers the channels produce local uplifting shows which are thoroughly enjoyed and cherished.
“Macroom Town & Countryside 1993 by LTV” will be shown on 18th of January at 8:30pm in the Briery Gap. Admission is €5. [further details]