Powers of the Metal


Powers of the metal – No. 23

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Powers of the metal – No. 23

An entertaining and unusual film, it tells the story of the Power family’s metal foundry in New Ross, Co. Wexford. We follow the process of sand casting a replica of a nineteenth-century garden seat, and we see the weekly cycle of hand-digging marl clay to line the foundry’s furnace, the buying in and breaking up of scrap metal for smelting, followed by the high-risk business of pouring the molten metal, over-seen by Mrs. May Power. The documentary is accompanied by music played by the local youth band.     Made in 1989.

Commentary- Diarmuid Ó Muirithe; Music- New Ross Silver Band; Conductor Michael Fottrell;
Certificate of Merit from the Industrial Film Festival in the USA;     Running time – 26 minutes

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