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Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 126, DUBLIN STUDENTS PROTEST

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November 1961 and students from Trinity College marched the main streets of Dublin in protest at nuclear bomb testing.The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, CND, was established in the UK in 1958 in the wake of widespread fear of conflict and the effects of nuclear testing. CND quickly grew with branches in Scotland, Wales and Ireland. This newsreel recorded Irish student protesters as they marched in Dublin from St. Stephens Green to the Ambassador Theatre in O’Connell Street. Their placards demanded “Ban the Bomb” and called for world peace.

Produced by Gael Linn, Amharc Eireann ( A view of Ireland) is Ireland’s longest running indigenous newsreel series.  Made in the Irish language  for the purpose of promoting its use, each episode featured a broad range of topics, from hard news stories to lighter magazine like items. Between 1956 and 1964, 267 editions of the newsreel were produced for cinema exhibition.

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With kind permission of Gael Linn.