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Dublin Rebellion

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In this newsreel British Troops march through the streets of Dublin and stand guard over the ruins of buildings in Dublin’s main thoroughfare, Sackville Street (two years after these events the street would be renamed O’Connell Street after the nationalist leader Daniel O’Connell). The city of Dublin is in ruins and smoke continues to billow […]

Dublin Mourns Dead President

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  This newsreel filmed in August 1922, shows  a throng of people lined up outside the Pro Cathedral on Marlborough Street Dublin, for the funeral of former President, Arthur Griffith. O’Connell Street is cleared to make way for the funeral procession of over a half a million mourners, as the president makes his final journey […]

The Shelling of the Four Courts

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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. At this time, the Four Courts were occupied by Republican Forces like Rory O’Connor, who is described here as being “the last of the Rebels”. Six months […]

Fighting Speech

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This now famous piece of footage, shows Michael Collins addressing the Anglo-Irish Treaty to a huge crowd gathered outside the GPO on O’Connell Street, March 1922. Michael Collins described the Treaty as “the freedom to achieve freedom”. In practice, the Treaty offered most of the symbols and powers of independence. These included a functioning, if […]

Terence MacSwiney Laid to Rest

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This newsreel shows the final journey for Terence Mac Swiney, who died in Brixton, England on October 25th 1920. His body arrives in Cork at Customs House Quay on October 31st (it was diverted from Dublin to avoid demonstrations). His coffin arrives in Cobh on the Rathmore, and into Cork Quays on the Mary Tavy. […]

Irish Crowds Welcome Markievicz After Release

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This newsreel shows a huge crowd filling the streets of Dublin to welcome Countess Constance Markievicz back after her release from prison. Markievicz is seen standing in a car and waves as is it drives down Westland Row and Brunswick Street, flanked by a mass of people parading alongside her in celebration of her return. […]

Lord Wimbourne in Ireland

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This short newsreel shows the arrival of Lord Wimbourne on a ship to Ireland. The newsreel is intercut with scenes of O’Connell street that were taken prior to the 1916 rising and reused in various other newsreels from the Pathé Collection. Ivor Churchill Guest, 1st Viscount Wimborne, known as Lord Wimborne from 1914, was a […]

Lying In State Of O’Donovan Rossa And Soldiers

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This newsreel shows the funeral of Jeremiah O’Donovan in August 1915. His wife Mary Jane and daughter Eileen can be seen paying their respects beside his coffin draped with the Tricolour flag followed by some Irish Volunteers, Fianna Éireann. Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa was an Irish Fenian leader and prominent member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood. […]

Dublin Scenes 1915

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This newsreel showcases various locations around Dublin (official issue date for this newsreel is 1915). From the Wellington Monument in the Phoenix Park to the Ha’penny Bridge these shots give a real sense of how the city has changed so much and yet not at all. A Union Flag can be seen on the GPO- […]

Irish Ceremony- View of O’Connell

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This short newsreel shows what appears to be an Irish Volunteers parade on O’Connell street in 1915. A large group of people have gathered to see the troops march through the city.   The Irish Volunteers, sometimes called the Irish Volunteer Army, was a military organisation established in 1913 by Irish nationalists. It was formed […]

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)