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City of Terror

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In this compilation newsreel from 1920, we see the first pictures from Derry , soldiers on the streets during the War of Independence. “The aftermath” intertitle shows us the devastation the Civil War had on Dublin, showing the many shelled and gutted buildings, many of which can be seen being pulled down by workers to […]

Dublin’s Civil War

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Released on 10 July 1922 this newsreel shows dramatic scenes at the Hibernian Insurance Company building on Sackville Street (O’Connell Street) showing Government forces burning out the rebels by firing their “first shell” into a building as soldiers look on. The destroyed shell of a building has its windows blown out and as it begins […]

All’s Fair in…

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This newsreel shows a hostage being taken on to the back of a Military patrol lorry where we see a group of soldiers (Black and Tans) stopping to pose for the camera. The Black and Tans, officially named the Royal Irish Constabulary Special Reserve, was a force of Temporary Constables recruited to assist the Royal […]

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. […]

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 […]

Christmas Morning

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Directed by Tiernan MacBride, this short film – nominated for a Palme d’Or in 1978 for Best Short Film – is a visual representation of the Irish folk song Arthur McBride and The Sergeant, played and sung by Irish singer Paul Brady. The lyrics tell the story of Arthur MacBride (Paul Bennett) and his cousin […]