From the Shannon to the Soar

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Seven residents of Leicester, originally from Ireland and Northern Ireland, talk about settling in Leicester.





Film type:

Colour / Sound




Large Scale Productions Ltd

Master format:



We see shots of seven interviews with individuals who have moved to Leicester from Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland about settling in Leicester; travelling to England; work; Leicester people; St Patricks Club in Abbey Street; visiting their home country; school and early family life.

We see shots of wedding and family photographs of the interviewees.

The film also includes extras: a visit from the Irish Centre in Corby, a visit to the Black Country Museum and full length interviews.


Project Managers: Jackie Duffy of the Leicester and Leicestershire Irish Forum, Sue Porter of Pheonix Square.
Filmmaking support and workshop Leader: Steve Friendship of Large Scale
Music supplied by: Govannen
Editor: Jade Boaler
Special thanks: The Leicester and Leicestershire Irish Forum, The Emerald Centre, Phoenix Square, St Paul's Catholic School, English Martyrs Catholic School, Heritage Lottery Fund and Leicester's Irish Community.