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Dublin: Feed a Bin

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Advertisement for an anti-litter campaign in Dublin city, in which a bin tells a man about how hungry he is because people are not feeding their litter to the bins but leaving it around the streets of Dublin. To see more from The Irish Adverts Project, click here. (1521)

CIE: Traffic Control Room

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An advertisement for CIE, highlighting the unseen work done by the company’s inspectors in their control room in keeping Dublin’s traffic running smoothly. To see more from The Irish Adverts Project, click here. (989)

Bass Ale: The Dubliners

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An advertisement for Bass, in which The Dubliners are seen traveling from an airport to a Dublin pub, where they sing a song and enjoy a pint of the Cork ale. To see more from The Irish Adverts Project, click here. (4154)

Dublin Corporation: Water

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Advertisement made by Dublin Corporation aiming to encourage viewers to conserve water. As VO explains how water is wasted, a tank of water containing a fish slowly empties. To see more from The Irish Adverts Project, click here. (562)

CIE: What do Dubliners think?

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An advertisement for CIE (Daytime version), emphasising their goal of improving traffic conditions in Dublin and addressing the concerns of commuters. To see more from The Irish Adverts Project, click here. (1034)

Quix: Dublin Airport

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Advertisement for Lemon Quix washing up liquid, in which the product is tested against a competitive brand and found to provide better value for money. Two women test the two washing up liquids, before presenting all the plates that they have each washed, laying them out along a runway. To see more from The Irish […]

A Terrible Hullabaloo

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The story of young Vinny Byrne, a fourteen-year-old boy who found himself fighting for Ireland in the Easter Rising. An eighty-year-old Vinny reminisces on his time with the volunteers, which took him around the city during the fighting. With Vinny’s Dublin brought to life by handmade miniature sets and puppetry, the film offers a uniquely […]

The Cherishing

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When The Rising starts the local sweet shops are the first to be looted by Dubliners living in the tenements. Noel and Tom race off and leave their mothers and sisters at home but the havoc of the next few days will come right to everyone’s door. Funded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 28, Dublin Shops Highlight Christmas

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December 1959 and Christmas is coming. The streets of Dublin glistened with the joy of the festive season. Everything you could wish for could be found here. In every shop window there was something to delight and entice, from the latest fashion trends to novelty Christmas candles; Dublin city centre had everything you needed for […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 130, Christmas Cards Help World’s Refugees

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Oscar-winning actor Dame Margaret Rutherford visited Trinity College in December 1961 to help promote the launch of charity Christmas Cards. Enterprising students were selling cards depicting famous paintings reproduced with the kind permission of the National Gallery of Ireland.  The proceeds would go towards the Irish Pere Pire Refugee Fund. Pere Dominique Pire (full name: […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 201, Toys – Buy Now for Christmas

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This April 1963 edition of the newsreel shows a fun-filled toy fair in Dublin allowing audiences a preview of treats in store for Christmas later that year. From tricycles to fashion dolls and remote control cars, there was something for every child at this show. Many of the toys were from the British Tri-ang range. […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 187, Moving Crib Tells Christmas Story

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A popular Dublin tradition, a Christmas time visit to the Moving Crib in Parnell Square was sure to delight young and old. A nativity scene was created using over 100 mechanical handcrafted figures set against a delicately hand-painted back-drop. Based in 30 Parnell Square at St Martin Apostolate, the Moving Crib, which opened in 1956, […]