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Father Delaney Collection: GLOUCESTER STREET

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Gloucester Street (which became Sean McDermott Street in 1933) in Dublin’s inner-city, is alive with activity: children having fun and grappling for the camera’s attention;  teachers playing school yard games with students and women reluctantly posing for the camera.  Moments in time are captured in a heavily-populated Dublin neighbourhood.  The tenement dwellings here were later […]

Father Delaney Collection: Magdalene Laundry

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One of the most notable of Father Delaney’s films was made on the grounds of The Sisters of Our Lady of Charity Convent  – a convent which housed a Magdalene Laundry – which closed its doors in 1999. In the film we see the nuns and residents playing games in the garden, as well as […]

Father Delaney Collection: NAVAN ROAD

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Dublin 1948, and on the Navan road a family gathers outside their home ready for an impromptu game of tennis. Shot decades before this part of the city was developed with housing estates, this footage gives a rare view of how rural the area was, despite being so close to Dublin city centre. Father Jack […]

Monsignor Reid Collection: CASTLEREA TRAIN STATION

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This short film follows a train Journey from Roscommon to Dublin in 1947. A group of people wait for a train at Castlerea Station. When everyone is aboard the camera captures the journey, filming  the pleasant, verdant countryside as it passes by. Castlerea Train station opened on November 15th 1860 and continues to service the […]

Monsignor Reid Collection: THE CLIFFS OF MOHER

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This short segment of film taken by Monsignor Reid provides scenic views of the Cliffs of Moher. O’Brien’s Tower, built in 1835 by Cornelius O’Brien, a descendant of Brian Boru the High King of Ireland, can be seen in the distance. In 2015, the Cliffs of Moher were listed as UNESCO sites of great natural […]

Monsignor Reid Collection: O’CONNELL STREET, DUBLIN

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This short film shows a busy O’Connell Street, Dublin in 1947.  The camera captures the streetscape with the Gresham Hotel , Nelson’s Pillar, the Ambassador Cinema and O’Connell Bridge. Traffic conductors directing the double-decker buses, cars and the many cyclists making their way down the bustling main street of Dublin. Father, later Monsignor, William Reid […]

Monsignor Reid Collection: LIMERICK CITY

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This short segment of film gives a glimpse of Limerick City in 1947. The camera captures the hustle and bustle of O’Connell Street, the main thoroughfare of Limerick City. It ends with a shot of the Treaty Stone, on which the Treaty Of Limerick between the warring Williamites and Jacobites was signed in 1691. Father, […]

Monsignor Reid Collection: HOLIDAY IN ENGLAND

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This film from 1947 captures a holiday in Bournemouth, England and includes shots of the Redhill Hospital, the Downs, a trip to Bournemouth and Stonehenge; followed by some stunning shots of Salisbury Cathedral. Father, later Monsignor, William Reid acquired his first ‘movie’ camera in the mid-1930s. He continued to film a wide variety of subjects […]

Monsignor Reid Collection: HOLIDAY IN HIGHLAND, NEW YORK

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This film was shot in the town of Highland, New York between 1939 and 1940, and consists of scenes of the Hudson River Bridge, miners working the Iron mines of the Hudson Highlands and family get-togethers. Father, later Monsignor, William Reid acquired his first ‘movie’ camera in the mid-1930s. He continued to film a wide […]

Monsignor Reid Collection: Moments in Ireland 1947 – 1948

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This film captures a wonderful mix of locations around Ireland, from the Kinvara Mountains, Garnish Island in Glengarriff, to the Dublin Horseshow (dated on August 7th 1947). The footage in this piece is some of the most varied and visually stunning filmed by Monsignor Reid. Father, later Monsignor, William Reid acquired his first ‘movie’ camera […]

The Horgan Brothers Collection: LEAVING CHURCH

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As future cinema owners, The Horgan Brothers had the foresight to know any event that attracted enormous crowds was worthy of filming. From 1917, their amateur newsreel The Youghal Gazette was shown in The Horgan Picture Theatre, and people from the locality would come to catch a glimpse of themselves on the big screen. This […]

The Horgan Brothers Collection: DECLAN’S WELL

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Located in Ardmore, Waterford, Saint Declan’s Well dates back to the 14th century. In this film the viewer is shown parts of the Oratory and Saint Declan’s Tower but perhaps the most interesting is the scene of Saint Declan’s stone, featuring a man and woman walking underneath it. Legend has it, on the feast day […]