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The Irish Revolution

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This remarkable footage highlights the events that happened in the Battle of Dublin, the devastating use of artillery by the rebels against the Four Courts and the shootings and battles around O’Connell Street. The Battle of Dublin was a week of street battles in Dublin from June 28th to July 5th 1922 that marked the […]

Irish Revolution 1922

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This lengthy newsreel highlights some key moments in the Irish Civil War from troops revolting in Limerick, to the destruction of Sackville street in Dublin. The Irish Civil War (June 28th 1922 –May 24th 1923) was a conflict that followed the Irish War of Independence and accompanied the establishment of the Irish Free State, an […]

Irish Revolution 1922

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This lengthy newsreel highlights some key moments in the Irish Civil War from troops revolting in Limerick, to the destruction of Sackville street in Dublin. The Irish Civil War (June 28th 1922 –May 24th 1923) was a conflict that followed the Irish War of Independence and accompanied the establishment of the Irish Free State, an […]

Irish Free State

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This newsreel, which is predominately text based, declares that “after centuries of strife, Britain adds a contented New Dominion to the Crown”. The Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed between Irish and British negotiators in London at 10 Downing Street, and  would determine the future of 20th century Ireland. British Prime Minister David Lloyd George threatened the […]

Is it Peace?

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October 11th 1921: London, and Sinn Féin delegates, including  Arthur Griffith,  arrive for the first formal peace negotiations at 10 Downing Street. In this newsreel, scenes of the Irish Embassy at 17 Grosvenor Place, London are shown, with the Irish Tricolour flag prominently placed above the main entrance. Crowds are seen kneeling and praying on […]

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. […]

Lord Mayor of Cork Dead

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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. […]

Saint Patricks Day – 1917

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This newsreel set in London shows the Lord Mayor of London arriving at Saint Patrick’s Church for the celebration of Mass for Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Irish women are seen selling flags in the street to passersby. These women were most likely collecting for charitable organisations, like the London Irish benevolent society, […]

Saint Patrick’s Day- 1916

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In this newsreel filmed on St Patrick’s Day 1916, Mrs. Tredennick presents shamrock pins to the officers of the 18th Battalion London Regiment (London Irish Rifles) at the Duke of York’s Headquarters in Chelsea. The London Irish Rifles (LIR) was a volunteer rifle regiment of the British army. From 1908 to 1920, the London Irish […]

Coming Out of the West

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A thought provoking documentary on the pros and cons of two openly gay men living very different lifestyles, Gary, who lives in Kilmeena in the West of Ireland and Keith, who moved from the West of Ireland to the city centre of London. Throughout,we see and hear the varying perspectives from each about their experiences […]

No Strings

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Bryn, a jaded young man new to London, is finding it difficult to cope with his new surroundings. Seeking a distraction, he invites Sean, an intrusive extrovert, over to his apartment. After a casual sexual encounter, Bryn wants to be alone again but Sean doesn’t want to leave. Directed by Eoin Maher, winner of the […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 171, ROSE OF TRALEE FINAL 1962

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The Rose of Tralee took place on September 3rd 1962 at the Ashe Memorial Hall in Tralee. The competition was fierce, with the colourful Roses, lovely young women from all over the world, competing for the prestigious title.Every year the festival brought young women of Irish descent from around the world to Kerry for a […]