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6 biggest WTF moments from Darby O'Gill and the Little People

The banshee. THE BANSHEE!

IRELAND LOVES NOTHING more than a bit of tradition.

And what’s more traditional than a St Patrick’s Day viewing of Darby O’Gill and the Little People?

The film that gave you countless nightmares as a child is on RTÉ Two at 2pm.

Here are just a few of those WTF moments…

Seán Connery singing

Who knew ol’ eyebrows had it in him?

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This never ending fiddle scene

Come on old man. We know you’re not really playing.

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The horrifying banshee

Is she on me? I feel like she’s on me.


The even more horrifying death coach

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The ultimate terror of the ghostly horse

Er, there’s a nice pony. Nice horsey.

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The soundtrack

There are two versions of the film’s soundtrack.  A number of the Irish actors (inluding Darby and Brian, King of the Leprechauns) were dubbed when it was decided that their Irish accents would be too difficult for American audiences to understand.

In this trailer you can hear an actor’s voice dubbed over King Brian, played by Jimmy O’Dea

Darby O'Gill and the Little People 1977 re-release TV trailer Source: robatsea2009

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Emer McLysaght

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