Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 171, MANSION HOUSE HOME EXHIBITION
Step into the Ideal Homes Exhibition in Dublin’s Mansion House and discover the most desirable homewares for 1962.
The latest inventions and design innovations can be seen down every aisle allowing one to marvel at a host of time-saving gadgets which make life easier for the busy home-maker. Enjoy a wide range of products such as the washer/dryer combo that works at the touch of a button allowing you to relax “while you have a cigarette”, tasty new foods from Knorr, and shiny bikes from Raleigh. The Ideal Homes Exhibition was held in the elegant surroundings of Dublin’s Mansion House from the mid-‘50s until it relocated to the RDS in 1994.
Produced by Gael Linn, Amharc Eireann ( A view of Ireland) is Ireland’s longest running indigenous newsreel series. Made in the Irish language for the purpose of promoting its use, each episode featured a broad range of topics, from hard news stories to lighter magazine like items. Between 1956 and 1964, 267 editions of the newsreel were produced for cinema exhibition. To see more of the Gael Linn Collection click here.
With kind permission of Gael Linn.
Director – Colm O’Laoghaire
Producer – Colm O’Laoghaire
Writer – Breandan O'hEithir, Mairtin O'Cadhain
Commentary- Padraig O'Raghallaigh
Sound - Peter Hunt, Gene Martin, Morgan O'Sullivan and Paddy Gleeson.
Music- Gerard Victory