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BABYFACE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD

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This documentary tracks the fascinating career of Jimmy Babyface  McLarnin, often referred to as the greatest Irish boxer of all time. Forgotten Irish boxing legend Jimmy McLarnin, aka ‘The Babyfaced Assassin’, a journeyman brawler originally from County Down battled his way to fortune and glory in the 1940s via two welterweight world championship titles, and […]

Father Delaney Collection: SPORTS DAY

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Dalymount Park on a sunny day in 1934 and the school sports day is in full swing. A band plays (though silently as the film has no soundtrack) and there is a huge variety of activities on show for the crowds in the stands to enjoy – from boxing and cycling to a jolly sack […]

Father Delaney Collection: CROQUET

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  This rare footage shows gentlemen who appear to be Christian Brothers relaxing in their spare time  playing a game of croquet. Father Jack Delaney was born in 1906 and he died in 1980.  He was ordained in 1930 at the age of 24 and served as a parish priest in Dublin in the 1930s […]

CLUBS ARE TRUMPS

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This short film was made to promote the activities of the Our Lady of Good Counsel Boys Club in Thomas Street, Dublin. In the 1950s Father McGrath, a Dublin-based Augustinian Priest, ran this Boys’ social club in a working class area of Dublin’s inner city. He decided that the production of a short film outlining […]

GOLF IN IRELAND

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This film, aimed at golfing enthusiasts, shows two of Ireland’s most famous golfers Christy O’Connor and Jack B. Carr playing on various golf courses throughout Ireland. Made by Robert Monks Film Services for Bord Failte Ireland in the 1970s this promotional film highlights the landscape and climate that makes Ireland so suitable for golf. A […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 80, BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIPS

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The All Ireland Badminton Championships Men’s Doubles took place in Terenure in Dublin on the 16th of December 1960, where the Ulster and Leinster teams fought for the title. Winston Wilkinson or “Wilkie” and David McCullough, were the Leinster team and played David Porter and Leslie McAlpine from Ulster. Wilkie, a Belfast man, must have […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 32, TIPPERARY NEW YEARS NENAGH

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1960, New Year’s Day and the annual Greyhound coursing contest was underway in Nenagh. All bets were off as the crowd gathered and the competition began. The judges took to the course on horseback to survey the long and extensive course, the hare was released and the hounds were soon in pursuit. There were 6 […]