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CROCK OF GOLD

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When two children discover a herd of cows at the end of the rainbow they are disappointed as they were expecting to find gold. The film traces the journey of butter from cows grazing, to milking, to the final churning of milk into a crock of gold –  packets of butter –  much to the […]

ALONG THE MILKY WAY

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A comical documentary film by Roy Spence focuses on the various stages of a bottle of school milk. The commentary is given by a pint-sized cartoon character called junior who appears on the milk-bottle cap. He explains the whole procedure to a little girl at school who has confused the words ‘diary’ and ‘’dairy’. This […]

DOTS, WHIPS and COBWEBS

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This film looks at the work of three prominent Carrickmacross lace makers in Northern Ireland in the 1980s. Mary Wilson, Mary McMahon and Rose Feeney show various intricate lacework techniques that were inspired by their natural surroundings, as well as teaching us the history and language of lace through detailed demonstrations, all captured beautifully in […]

Dublin Rebellion

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In this newsreel British Troops march through the streets of Dublin and stand guard over the ruins of buildings in Dublin’s main thoroughfare, Sackville Street (two years after these events the street would be renamed O’Connell Street after the nationalist leader Daniel O’Connell). The city of Dublin is in ruins and smoke continues to billow […]

St Patrick’s Day – Irish colleens

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This short simple newsreel (location unknown, 1914-1918) shows two Irish girls pinning sprigs of shamrock on the caps and coats of soldiers. There are  Irish soldiers from various regiments, from Connaught Rangers, Royal Artillery to Fusiliers. Some of the men are wearing bandages and appear to be wounded while others casually stand by having a […]

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 […]

The Duel

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The Duel is a short film inspired by Terry Pratchett’s Discworld.The film was created and directed by Giant Animation as part of the Animation Hub, a work experience programme set up for students to work on live projects. With kind permission of Giant Animation Studios. (197)

Captain Crisps

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A short animated advertisement for Captain Crisps, in which a superhero by the same name fights aliens using the special powers of the crisps. To see more from The Irish Adverts Project, click here. (1924)

Ribena: Leapfrog

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By drinking Ribena, a girl avoids a virus that afflicts her friends. Advertisement asserts the Vitamin C content in Ribena helps children fight off colds. To see more from The Irish Adverts Project, click here. (462)

Discovering Ireland

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This tourism promotional film was produced in 1982 by Bord Fáilte (now known as Fáilte Ireland) and presents Ireland and its rich history as an attractive holiday destination. From the bustling streets of Dublin during the St Patrick’s Day Parade, to the serene calm of the River Shannon, this film, directed by Louis Marcus, shows […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 126, MISS DUBLIN WINS CONTEST

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In the Abbey Dance Hall in Drogheda, a group of ladies from 6 counties competed in the finals of a beauty contest to be crowned “Miss Mannequin 1961”. Local beauty contests were very popular in Ireland in the 1950s and ‘60s. Contestants from all over Ireland took part in this event with ladies travelling from […]