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George V & Queen Mary

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This newsreel was filmed on July 10th 1911, as King George V and Queen Mary arrive in Dublin. This was the King’s sixth time to visit Ireland but his first as king (having been crowned a fortnight earlier). As the new head of the British Empire, he had chosen to make his first visit to […]

Irish Peace Conference

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Contrary to the title of the newsreel, this is not footage from the Irish Peace Conference but rather a scene that was filmed of smartly dressed ladies and gentlemen  exiting the Academy Cinema on Pearse street following a ‘Peace meeting’. (3)

Queen Victoria in Dublin 1900

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This newsreel from April 4th 1900, shows Queen Victoria arriving in Dun Laoghaire and starting her nine mile journey to the Phoenix Park in open carriage via the Royal Triumphal Archway on Leeson Street. This temporary archway was erected at the city boundary and was built specifically for this visit. The Queen stayed at the […]

Give Up Yer Aul Sins

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Give Up Yer Aul Sins is an Academy Award® nominated short film, which humorously reenacts original recordings of Dublin schoolrooms in the 1960s made by Peig Cunningham and subsequently rediscovered and released by EMI. In the film, a documentary crew arrives to film the activities of the classroom. The teacher chooses Mary to retell, in […]

The Last Elk

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The Last Elk re-imagines the story of the last of the wild Irish elk. Each animal is represented by a different musical sound; the elk experience peace, alongside harshness and strife, but always remain harmonious. When the last elk is killed at the hand of man, the music ceases, and the elk becomes a relic […]

23 Degrees 5 minutes

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An old explorer close to freezing in the Arctic re-lives the events that brought him there. He recalls his student days at Trinity College in Dublin when he studied under the enigmatic Professor Orit, the professor who was driven to madness by his obsessive pursuit of the unified theory. Convinced that the answer somehow lay […]

Ding Dong Denny’s History of Ireland

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A tourist walks into a Dublin pub looking for directions and encounters Ding Dong Denny O’Reilly at the bar. Ding Dong insists on telling him the “real” history of Ireland over a number of pints. From the Normans to the Famine to 1916 and the sex shops of O’Connell Street, we hear Ding Dong Denny’s […]

Old Fangs

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Old Fangs is a story about a young man in the shape of a small wolf (referred to as Wolf), being confused and frustrated about his childhood. He has very fond memories of his father and his very early life living isolated in the forest, with his whole family. His father, as the young Wolf […]

Urban Tails

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These funky foxes from Dublin sing in their own music video to educate us about what life is really like for the creatures living among us in our cities. With kind permission of Pink Kong Studios. (150)

Beauty Now

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This satirical view of our contemporary attitudes about beauty is presented in the style of a 1950’s informational film. With kind permission of Boulder Media. (183)

Carte de Visite

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Upon receiving a memento, an old circus personality remembers better times. With kind permission of Boulder Media. (61)

Geist

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A shipwrecked fisherman is led to a dark secret and soon realises he is not alone. With kind permission of Giant Animation Studios. (137)