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Riots in Belfast

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During the War of Independence between 1920 -1922, Belfast experienced some of the worst rioting of the early 20th century, from the summer of 1920 right through to Autumn of 1922. This brief newsreel shows some of the devastation caused by rioting and destruction, as children are seen playing in the ruins and debris of […]

Dublin Ireland in the Wake of the Battle

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The Battle of Dublin was a week of street battles in Dublin from June 28th  to July 5th 1922 that marked the beginning of the Irish Civil War. Six months after the Anglo-Irish Treaty ended the recent Irish War of Independence, Civil War was fought between the forces of the new Provisional Government and a […]

Curious Persons

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In this newsreel from Dublin July 1922: Rebels have barricaded themselves inside the Four Courts with sandbags stacked up in front of the gates. Passersby gather to try and have a look through the gates and little boys march back and forth with “rifles” (wooden sticks) in hand. The Civil War ravaged the city of […]

Belfast

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This newsreel is set in Belfast, Northern Ireland in the early 1920s. In high contrast to other newsreels from this period, this footage focuses on the more relaxed day to day life activities. From beautiful scenic views of the nearby countryside to the hustle and bustle of the city markets, this newsreel feels more like […]

Irish Personalities

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This newsreel is a compilation of shots of various Irish Republican leaders, Éamon de Valera, William T. Cosgrave, Terence Mac Swiney and Arthur Griffith. The opening scene is set in the courtroom of the Cork Courthouse where we see a trial in process with a focus on Terence Mac Swiney (Sinn Féin Lord Mayor of […]

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 […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 237, Christmas in the City

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In December 1963 the city was humming with excitement as crowds gathered in their droves to see the Christmas lights adorn the streets of Dublin. Henry Street was overflowing with busy shoppers, enticed by the winter wonderland window displays and bargains at the market stalls on Moore Street. Children eagerly waited to meet Santa in […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 83, Puss in Boots Panto

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The legendary Panto “Puss in Boots” comes to Our Ladys Hall on Mourne road in Drimnagh. This amateur production looks anything but and the locals are out in force cheering on the stars of the show. Many people from Crumlin and Drimnagh offer their spare time to help put the show together from the actors […]

Desmond Egan Collection:Birds and Beasts

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Shot in 1946, this Amateur film taken at Dublin Zoo is a wonderful nostalgic window into a family day out.From scenes of people sitting on the grass enjoying the zoological gardens to shots of various animals, from elephants, Lions and Chimpanzees to budgerigars, pheasants and elegant peacocks. Shot with 16mm Kodachrome film, Desmond Egan was […]

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 […]

Father Delaney Collection: GLOUCESTER STREET

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Gloucester Street (which became Sean McDermott Street in 1933) in Dublin’s inner-city, is alive with activity: children having fun and grappling for the camera’s attention;  teachers playing school yard games with students and women reluctantly posing for the camera.  Moments in time are captured in a heavily-populated Dublin neighbourhood.  The tenement dwellings here were later […]