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Radharc: Manners in Church

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This quietly humorous instructional film from the Radharc series shows church-goers how to behave courteously and correctly in church. It cautions against unpunctuality,  noisy entrances, inappropriate attire; loud whispering of prayer and skulking at the back of the church, smoking outside to the commonplace skulking at the back of the church. The film is testament […]

Radharc: Blessing the Aer Lingus Fleet

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Originally broadcast in 1962, this story from Programme 3 of the Radharc series explains how Aer Lingus planes are named after Irish missionaries. It also shows the mechanics of the planes and marvels at how they transports passengers to their destination. The blessing of the planes, a tradition since 1947, is also featured here. Radharc […]

Radharc: Glenties Tidy Towns

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The Tidy Towns competition established in Ireland in 1958 has proven to be a great initiative, bringing communities together and encouraging residents to look after their town and keep their locality tidy. Glenties in County Donegal is no stranger to the competition and has taken the crown for tidiest town in Ireland for three years […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 171, MANSION HOUSE HOME EXHIBITION

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Step into the Ideal Homes Exhibition in Dublin’s Mansion House and discover the most desirable homewares for 1962. The latest inventions and design innovations can be seen down every aisle allowing one to marvel at a host of time-saving gadgets which make life easier for the busy home-maker. Enjoy a wide range of products  such […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 171, LEINSTER RIFLE SHOOT

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The 1962 Leinster Gun Championships were held in Dublin with gunmen visiting from the 6 counties of Ulster to take part.There were a hundred rifle clubs in Northern Ireland and only 3 in the South at this time.  Thorough safety checks were carried out on all the guns before the competition.  George Randall from Antrim […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 126, JAPANESE GOODS ON DISPLAY

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A visit to Brown Thomas’ sumptuous department  store  (when it was on the other side of the Grafton St) where a range of beautiful and unusual trinkets, toys and other goods from Japan are on display. In 1961, it wasn’t uncommon in Ireland for many ordinary household items to be manufactured in Japan. However, this […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 126, BORD NA MÓNA FACTORY OPENING

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Erskine Childers, Minister for Transport and Power, attends the official opening of the new Bord na Móna factory at Croghan in Co. Offaly in 1961.This newsreel documents the Minister and other dignitaries in attendance at the factory opening which heralded the creation of over 100 new jobs and the capacity to produce 100,000 peat briquettes […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 126, DUBLIN STUDENTS PROTEST

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November 1961 and students from Trinity College marched the main streets of Dublin in protest at nuclear bomb testing.The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, CND, was established in the UK in 1958 in the wake of widespread fear of conflict and the effects of nuclear testing. CND quickly grew with branches in Scotland, Wales and Ireland. […]

The Colleen Bawn

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The Colleen Bawn is an ambitious story that evolves from a simple rural tale to a complex narrative of social class, love, murder and deception. The film is Inspired by the true events of the 1819 murder of 15 year-old Ellen Scanlan in Co Clare, and based on the 1860 play of the same name […]

Bold Emmett, Ireland’s Martyr

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Irish revolutionary, Robert Emmett, leads a rebellion against British soldiers but his compatriot Con Daly is the true hero of the film. Despite the misspelling of Robert Emmet’s name throughout and some historical inaccuracy (Emmet fought in the rising of 1803 not 1798), the film is typical in its pursuit of authenticity in character and […]

You Remember Ellen

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Adapted by Kalem scenarist Gene Gauntier from the Thomas Moore poem of the same title, You Remember Ellen is a romantic drama of love across the economic divide. A humble, hard-working farmer’s daughter (Gauntier) lives a simple life until she happens upon a handsome young man on a country road. They fall in love and […]

The Lad From Old Ireland

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Terry (Sidney Olcott) , a poor Irish farmer, dreams of a better life and is tired of working the land. He decides to head west to build a better, more prosperous future in the USA. He bids farewell to his darling Aileen (Gene Gauntier) but promises he will return to her some day when he […]