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Saint Patricks Day – 1917

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This newsreel set in London shows the Lord Mayor of London arriving at Saint Patrick’s Church for the celebration of Mass for Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Irish women are seen selling flags in the street to passersby. These women were most likely collecting for charitable organisations, like the London Irish benevolent society, […]

Irish Crowds Welcome Markievicz After Release

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This newsreel shows a huge crowd filling the streets of Dublin to welcome Countess Constance Markievicz back after her release from prison. Markievicz is seen standing in a car and waves as is it drives down Westland Row and Brunswick Street, flanked by a mass of people parading alongside her in celebration of her return. […]

Lord Wimbourne in Ireland

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This short newsreel shows the arrival of Lord Wimbourne on a ship to Ireland. The newsreel is intercut with scenes of O’Connell street that were taken prior to the 1916 rising and reused in various other newsreels from the Pathé Collection. Ivor Churchill Guest, 1st Viscount Wimborne, known as Lord Wimborne from 1914, was a […]

An Irish Solution in View

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This newsreel shows Irish Parliamentary Party leader John Redmond speaking at a mass rally (1912 – 1915, location unknown). John Redmond addressed huge crowds wherever he went, informing them aboutthe Home Rule Bill. He was considered the undisputed leader in Ireland until 1916. Halfway through the newsreel a clip of Edward Carson is shown, the […]

Requiem Mass

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This newsreel from 1916 shows Irish Guards attending the mass service for officers and men of their regiment who have fallen in the war. (1)

Sinn Fein Rising Liberty Hall Part 1

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This newsreel from April 1916 shows the devastation caused to Dublin city center after the Easter Rising. From the destruction of Liberty Hall at Beresford Place to the collapsing buildings on O’Connell street this is one of the most eye opening newsreels from the Pathé collection highlighting the aftermath of the rebellion. The 1916 Easter […]

Red Cross Society Garden Fete in Dublin

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Red Cross functions were designed to help raise funds for the Red Cross charity and this newsreel shows that they provided a variety of games and entertainment. One game in particular shows a man trying to get into a basket that’s balanced on two poles, he appears to pretend to be severely injured but based […]

Dublin 1916

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This brief newsreel clip of Dublin 1916 hints at the devastation caused by the 1916 Rising. The camera slowly pans from Eden Quay, looking down O’Connell Street to Bachelors walk. The bombing of buildings is still evident as smoke can be seen billowing out broken windows and rubble, as people walk about the streets amongst […]

Derry and Toms Ambulance Corps

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This short newsreel shows members of the Red Cross load a presumidly injured man on a stretcher onto the back of an ambulance, the location is not known. A charabanc then leads a procession by regiment of new recruits (dressed in civilian clothes) followed by the ambulance. (3)

Irish Food Committee

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A close up of three Irish women at a table preparing food, most likely for soldiers. During the First World War era (1914- 1918) the women of Ireland quickly adapted to the many challenges initiated by Britain’s declaration of war against Germany.. The country’s existing network of philanthropic organisations provided a solid foundation for a […]

Sinn Féin Rebels

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In this newsreel we see disarmed Sinn Féin rebels marching from the Richmond Barracks in Inchicore, to be deported in Kingstown (now known as Dun Laoghaire). The Richmond Barracks is where more than 3,000 rebels including 1916 Rising leaders were sent for executions or to prison camps in England and wales. A still of Eoin […]

Trial of Casement

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This newsreel contains various segments, the first short item capturing crowds gathering on Bow Street Magistrates Court waiting to hear the outcome of the trial of British diplomat turned Irish nationalist Sir Roger Casement. Only one piece of footage of Casement himself is known to exist, and for this Topical Budget’s newsreel, cameras had to […]