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Saint Patrick’s Day- 1916

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In this newsreel filmed on St Patrick’s Day 1916, Mrs. Tredennick presents shamrock pins to the officers of the 18th Battalion London Regiment (London Irish Rifles) at the Duke of York’s Headquarters in Chelsea. The London Irish Rifles (LIR) was a volunteer rifle regiment of the British army. From 1908 to 1920, the London Irish […]

Arrival of Sir Edward Carson

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This newsreel set at the Dockland in Belfast shows Edward Carson and some other dignitaries being driven in an open top car, flanked on both sides of the street by Irish guards. Sir Edward Henry Carson, Baron Carson, from 1900 to 1921, was an Irish unionist politician, barrister and judge. From Dublin, he became the […]

Sinn Féin Rising Liberty Hall Part 2

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This newsreel, although titled as Part 2 of the Sinn Féin Rising, does not initially show any of the Rising nor the aftermath, but rather showcases a Viceroy arriving off a boat and being greeted by a cheering crowd. This was most likely Ivor Guest (Lord Lieutenant, Viscount Wimborne) arriving in Belfast in 1915. The […]

Lying In State Of O’Donovan Rossa And Soldiers

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This newsreel shows the funeral of Jeremiah O’Donovan in August 1915. His wife Mary Jane and daughter Eileen can be seen paying their respects beside his coffin draped with the Tricolour flag followed by some Irish Volunteers, Fianna Éireann. Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa was an Irish Fenian leader and prominent member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood. […]

State Entry to Dublin Castle 1915

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Filmed in Dublin 1915 this footage showsa British representative arriving through the gates of Dublin Castle with the Royal Lancer Cavalry leading the way followed by various horse units. (3)

Dublin Scenes 1915

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This newsreel showcases various locations around Dublin (official issue date for this newsreel is 1915). From the Wellington Monument in the Phoenix Park to the Ha’penny Bridge these shots give a real sense of how the city has changed so much and yet not at all. A Union Flag can be seen on the GPO- […]

Irish Ceremony- View of O’Connell

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This short newsreel shows what appears to be an Irish Volunteers parade on O’Connell street in 1915. A large group of people have gathered to see the troops march through the city.   The Irish Volunteers, sometimes called the Irish Volunteer Army, was a military organisation established in 1913 by Irish nationalists. It was formed […]

Vice-regal Procession

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This newsreel shows Lord Wimborne, The Lord Lieutenant of Ireland being received by the officers and men of the Leinster Regiment on their state visit to Ballincurra on 21st August 1915. During this time, those who volunteered in 1914 would have completed their trianing and would be sent to the Western Front or Gallipoli. Lord […]

Funeral Victims of Gun Running – Dublin

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This newsreel shows the funeral of victims of gun running, following the Bachelor’s Walk massacre on July 26th 1914. A large crowd of Irish Citizen Army members are seen in procession after a hearse. At this time Irish Volunteers (who later became the Irish Republican Army) were actively bringing guns from Germany to Ireland in […]

Jim Larkin

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This newsreel shows a large gathering of people in front of the Irish Transport and General Workers Union building (Liberty Hall) along with Jim Larkin , founder of the Irish Labour Party, ITGWU and the Workers Union of Ireland. This was most likely taken during the Lockout period of 1913 as we see shots of […]

Derry Election Day

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This short Topical Budget newsreel documents the by-election that took place on January 30th 1913, where Nationalist David C.Hogg defeated his Unionist rival Colonel Pakenham by 2699 votes to 2642. This win was a major blow to the Unionists as it meant that the Nationalists held a majority of one seat in the 9 county […]

Orangemen Demonstrate

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This newsreel is titled the ‘Orangemen Demonstrate’ but the people marching in Belfast are actually the Irish National Foresters and Ulster Volunteers.   The procession is followed by a group of women and young girls dressed in dark capes making their way through the city to a stadium where a demonstration is taking place. This […]