I rediscovered this gem on YouTube tonight. The original recordings date back from the 1960’s and many years later they were turned into a series of short animations by Brown Bag Films. This particular one gained an Academy Award nomination in 2001. All the films have recently been uploaded to YouTube in their entirety.
It harks back to a very different time in Ireland. More certainty, fewer questions, perhaps. Whatever the case, the twists the kids put on the stories were delightful. Note the strong Dublin accents!
Is it me, or does John the Baptist look very like Chris de Burgh?