Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 28, Dublin Shops Highlight Christmas
December 1959 and Christmas is coming. The streets of Dublin glistened with the joy of the festive season. Everything you could wish for could be found here.
In every shop window there was something to delight and entice, from the latest fashion trends to novelty Christmas candles; Dublin city centre had everything you needed for the festive season. The perfect end to the day was to pop into Pim Brothers & Co Department Store on South Great George’s Street “sailing on the magic gondola” to visit Santa in his magical Grotto.
Produced by Gael Linn, Amharc Éireann ( A view of Ireland) is Ireland’s longest-running indigenous newsreel series. It was distributed to cinemas throughout the country to promote the Irish language. The first 36 issues were produced as single-topic films which were released monthly, followed in 1959 by weekly, multi-story newsreels featuring a broad range of topics, from hard news stories to lighter magazine-style 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 Ó Laoghaire
Producer – Colm Ó Laoghaire
Camera – Jim Mulkerns, Vincent Corcoran, Val Ennis and Nick O’Neill
Writer – Breandán Ó hEithir, Máirtín Ó Cadhain
Commentary- Padraig Ó Raghallaigh
Sound - Peter Hunt, Gene Martin, Morgan O'Sullivan and Paddy Gleeson.
Music- Gerard Victory