Portrait of Ireland
, which has no narrative or documentary stylings of any sort, is like a slide show with a soundtrack. Postcard images of sunsets, sunrises, pasture, bog, grazing sheep, old men drinking stout in pubs, pudgy Irish women standing picturesquely in doorways of thatch-roofed cottages, ancient cairns, castles, heather-blanketed cliffs, crashing waves and serene beaches fade one into another, while the mystic compositions of Enya, James Galway, and the Chieftains provide an aural Celtic accessory. Although not inaccurate in their stereotypes, the images nonetheless give no insights into the island that are not already well conceived. --Beth Massa
A collection of images capturing the beauty of the Emerald Isle, accompanied by the music of flautist James Galway, New Age vocalist Enya and Irish folk band The Chieftains.