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Desmond Egan Collection: HARVEST

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Made in 1946, this superb documentary from avid amateur filmmaker Desmond Egan, explores antiquated harvesting methods used in Ireland, especially in the more remote areas of the country. From horse and cart to manual tilling of the land, the film proposes a more profitable and efficient way of working that would result from investing in […]

Desmond Egan Collection: By Corrib Waters

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This amateur documentary about the beautiful surroundings of Lough Corrib and the Cong River in Connemara is one of Desmond Egan’s finest films.At the junction of the Cong River with Lough Corrib, stands Ashford Castle, now a luxurious hotel but formerly the residence of the Ardilaun family. Framed by the stunning surroundings of Connemara, the […]

Father Delaney Collection: DUN LAOGHAIRE STORM

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This short amateur film by Father Delaney shows powerful waves crashing over the harbour walls on a stormy evening in Dun Laoghaire. A small group of people gather dangerously close to the edge as the boats and buoys rock erratically in the distance. One gentleman can be seen making a dash for it to avoid […]

Father Delaney Collection: FIRST COMMUNION

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In this film, Father Delaney captures a group of children dressed in their finest outfits, proudly walking down a Dublin inner-city street on the way to their First Holy Communion. A crowd gathers at the railings of the church to see the event and wave at the camera. Father Jack Delaney (1906-1980) was ordained in […]

Father Delaney Collection: CORPUS CHRISTI

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This amateur film by Father Jack Delaney shows hundreds of members of the inner city parish around Gloucester Street participating in the annual Corpus Christi procession, a Roman Catholic ritual celebrating the Eucharist. Traditionally all Catholic parishioners attended. In Father Delaney’s film we see children in their first holy communion and other religious attire.  This […]

Father Delaney Collection: SPORTS DAY

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Dalymount Park on a sunny day in 1934 and the school sports day is in full swing. A band plays (though silently as the film has no soundtrack) and there is a huge variety of activities on show for the crowds in the stands to enjoy – from boxing and cycling to a jolly sack […]

Father Delaney Collection: CARD GAMES

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This film shows a group of people playing card games in the sunny back garden of a family home at a time when card games and board games such as bridge and dominoes  were very popular. Father Jack Delaney (1906-1980) was ordained in 1930 at the age of 24 and served as a parish priest […]

Father Delaney Collection: CAMBRIA SHIP

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A newlywed couple board the TSS Cambria II in Dun Laoghaire. They bid farewell to their loved ones and set sail for Holyhead. The Twin Screw Steamer, Cambria, serviced the Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead route from 1921 to 1948 until it was scrapped and replace with the motor vessel Cambria. Father Jack Delaney (1906-1980) was […]

Father Delaney Collection: KILLINEY HILL

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This short amateur film shows a trip to Killiney Hill on a beautiful sunny day. The Obelisk stands proudly on the hilltop with views of the Wicklow Mountains in the distance. A boat trip takes us from Bullock Harbour past the beautiful Sorrento Terrace and out past Dalkey Island. Father Jack Delaney (1906-1980) was ordained […]

Father Delaney Collection: WEST CORK

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This short film shows a delightful visit to West Cork where the holidaymakers – friends of Father Delaney – relax in the garden of Casey’s Hotel, take a boat to Garnish Island, bathe in the crystal clear waters  and join in an impromptu group sing- song and a spur-of-the-moment céille. Father Jack Delaney (1906-1980) was […]

Father Delaney Collection: CROQUET

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  This rare footage shows gentlemen who appear to be Christian Brothers relaxing in their spare time  playing a game of croquet. Father Jack Delaney was born in 1906 and he died in 1980.  He was ordained in 1930 at the age of 24 and served as a parish priest in Dublin in the 1930s […]

Father Delaney Collection: CHILDREN’S PLAY

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This beautifully shot footage dates from the 1930s and depicts children at play featuring fine costumes and a dressed stage that would rival many professional productions. It’s one of the many gems from the Father Delaney Collection. Father Jack Delaney (1906-1980) was ordained in 1930 at the age of 24 and served as a parish […]