1964 & 1965 Official Guidebook Entries


The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1964 Official Souvenir Map

IRELAND

Some contributions made by the Irish to the happiness of other parts of the world are beguilingly displayed in a series of courts and halls. The dominant architectural feature of the pavilion is a modern version of the medieval round towers that still stand in many places in Ireland. The whole is enclosed by a wall seven feet high, faced in Lisconner gray stone and reddish brown marble.

* Admission: free.
 Highlights 

CHARTING THE IRISH. Two giant maps are in the entry court. On the left is one of Ireland with familiar Irish names marked at the families' places of origin. Recordings detail the family histories and give the Irish pronunciation of the names. On the right is a map of the world showing the spread of Irish influence.

FLIGHT OVER IRELAND. A movie of the country made during a low-altitude airplane flight is projected on a circular screen embedded in the floor of the hall to the left of the entry court. Nearby, Irish scenes are shown on a wide screen.
A GAELIC HERITAGE. Through the round tower visitors reach the main hall, where mobiles evoking the names and moods of Irish poets hang from the ceiling. Headsets transmit the voices of actors reading the words of such Irish-born writers as George Bernard Shaw, James Joyce, Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde and William Butler Yeats. Also in the main hall are displays of Irish arts and crafts (tweed-weaving looms, pottery and Waterford glass), country life (horses, the turf and the beauty of racing) and industrial development, centering on a wide range of products manufactured in Irish factories.
DANCES AND DRINKS. There is a small outdoor theater for performances by Irish dancers and singers. Available at a stand are Irish coffee (coffee, Irish whiskey and whipped cream) for adults and soft drinks for children.

IRELAND

The nation's arts and way of life are shown in displays of fine products, poetry recordings and a scenic aerial film.

A modern version of a medieval Irish round tower dominates the pavilion, which is enclosed by a seven-foot wall of Lisconnor gray stone and Connemara red marble.

CHARTING THE IRISH. In the entry court, a giant map of Ireland locates the origins of familiar Irish names, and a recoding gives proper pronunciations and family histories. Another map shows the spread of Irish influence around the world.
FLIGHT OVER IRELAND. A movie of the Irish landscape, made during a low-altitude flight, is projected on a circular screen set in the floor.
GAELIC HERITAGE. In the main hall hang mobiles evoking the names and moods of the Irish poets. Headsets transmit the words of Joyce, Shaw, Swift, Yeats and Wilde. Irish arts and crafts are on display: linens, pottery, Waterford glass.
DANCES AND DRINKS. In a small outdoor theater and cafe', Irish dancers and singers perform, and Irish coffee (coffee, Irish whiskey, whipped cream) is served.
 
Admission: free.

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