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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 […]

SAFE CYCLING

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Cycling through a city can be a stressful experience. This public information film, produced by the National Film Institute (now IFI) for the Department of Local Government  and directed by filmmaker (later archivist) Liam O Laoghaire (aka O’Leary), advises on the best cycling practice around busy Dublin streets. This public safety film from 1949 was […]

IRELAND IN SPRING

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Ireland is beautiful all-year-round but spring is when it really blossoms. Produced by Colm O’ Laoghaire (director of the Amharc Éireann newsreels for Gael-Linn) this film is a celebration of all things Irish and a delightful window on 1950s Eire. The film focuses on An Tóstal (Irish for “The Pageant”) which was a series of […]