Carriage Building – No. 10
One of the last surviving carriage works in Ireland is Breen’s in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford who make traps, gigs and landaus in the traditional manner. The documentary covers five trades: the wood-turner and bodybuilder, the wheelwright, the blacksmith, who makes the metal undercarriages and bands the wheels, the painter, Colm Breen, who skillfully lines the wheels and applies further decoration, and finally the upholsterer who completes the interiors. All these skills are featured in the film, ending with a carriage driving event at Powerscourt Demense in Co. Wicklow. Made in 1978.
Commentary- Seamus Ó Cathaín; Music- Terry Odlum; Running time – 26 minutes