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This powerful documentary in Irish examines the history and legacy of the hunger strike by Irish Republicans in the Maze prison in 1981. In this documentary directed by Margo Harkin, the people centrally involved – both inside and outside the H Blocks of Long Kesh prison – reveal the inside story of an event that […]

MISS DUBLIN WINS CONTEST – Amharc Éireann: Eagrán 126

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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 traveled from all over Ireland (including Meath, Kilkenny, Kildare and Dublin) to take […]

The Cliffs of Moher – Monsignor Reid Collection

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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 […]

Limerick City – Monsignor Reid Collection

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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 […]

Céad Míle Fáilte

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The Irish title translates as One Hundred Thousand Welcomes and that is what awaits the visitor to Ireland in this short film produced by the Film Unit of the National Bus Companies and presented by the Irish Tourist Board. Opening with a 1916 rebel singalong in “the smoke-filled atmosphere” of the Dublin’s Abbey Tavern the […]

DUBLIN STUDENTS PROTEST – Amharc Éireann: Eagrán 126

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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 […]

Irish Gossamer

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This innovative film made by Colm Ó Laoghaire corresponds the beauty of Irish-made fabrics with the breadth of colour and texture displayed in the Irish countryside. Commissioned by the Irish tourism board Bord Fáilte to entice visitors to Ireland, this visually-stunning short takes the viewer on a journey through Ireland in 1958 looking at Irish […]

Leaving Church – The Horgan Brothers Collection

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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 […]

Marches/Parades – The Horgan Brothers Collection

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From information available we believe this clip to be a combination of marches in protest at the death of Terence MacSwiney who died in Brixton prison on October 25th 1920 and parades to celebrate the end of the first world war in November 1918. The Horgan Brothers’ films (1910-1920) are some of the earliest moving images […]

Clock Tower Animation – The Horgan Brothers Collection

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The Youghal Clock Tower is a light-hearted and playful exploration of the possibilities of animation in its infancy. In this short, the well-known landmark is depicted dancing into frame as the clock gate comes to life, spinning and dancing through the main street of the Cork town. It is likely that James Horgan was one […]

Travelling People – Amharc Éireann: Eagrán 80

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On 1st of December 1960, Gardaí visited every traveller caravan in the country on behalf of a commission set up by the Government to investigate the case of the Knights of the Road. The camp which was full of barrel-topped caravans with exquisite wooden carvings and decorative painted exteriors, was located in Cherry Orchard just […]