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Kathleen Lynn: The Rebel Doctor

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Kathleen Lynn: The Rebel Doctor is a documentary which tells the previously unknown story of an extraordinary Irish woman. Kathleen Lynn was born in County Mayo in 1874 into a wealthy protestant family. As a young woman she was deeply affected by the abject poverty and disease that ravaged the lives of local people in […]

Rory O’More

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Inspired by the character of Sir Rory O’Moore, leader of the 1641 Rebellion, this short drama re-imagines the dramatic story of Rory O’More’s (sic). The film depicts his capture and escape from British soldiers, and locates it in the Lakes of Killarney in 1798. Rory flees from English soldiers after he is betrayed by an […]

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 […]

BLACKWATER HOLIDAY

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Fresh from their collaboration on the Royal Showband film The One Nighters (1963), Bob Monks and Peter Collinson (The Italian Job) came together to make this modest little film promoting canoe-camping holidays run by the Murphy family of Rathcoole in Co. Cork on the Blackwater River. Blackwater Holiday was made in the summer of 1964 […]

PRESIDENT KENNEDY IN IRELAND

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This documentary film produced by the Columban Fathers chronicles President John F. Kennedy’s historic visit to Ireland in June 1963, only 5 months before his tragic assassination. The producer, Father Gerry Smith, a Cavan-born missionary priest, had studied filmmaking in the U.S. He had made a number of films about ‘the old country’ before making […]

MR. CARELESS GOES TO TOWN

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A road safety film where Mr. Careless, usually a good law-abiding citizen, becomes a menace when he gets behind the wheel of a car. Produced by the National Film Institute for the Department of Local Government in 1949 and directed by Liam Ó Laoghaire, this road safety film warns of the dangers of drink driving. […]

Portrait of Dublin

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This short film was made by filmmaker (later archivist) Liam Ó Laoghaire (aka Liam O’Leary) and was commissioned by the Cultural Relations Committee of the Department of External Affairs. The film was designed to promote the city of Dublin to its inhabitants and to potential visitors from abroad. Brendan Stafford’s crisp black and white cinematography […]

BABYFACE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD

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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 a whole heap of controversy to become one of the greats of Irish boxing history. Director Andrew Gallimore recounts McLarnin’s Greatest […]

Dun Laoghaire Storm – Father Delaney Collection

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This short amateur film by Father Delaney shows powerful waves crashing over the harbour walls on a stormy evening in Dun Laoghaire. A small group of people gather dangerously close to the edge as the boats and buoys rock erratically in the distance. One gentleman can be seen making a dash to avoid a nasty […]

First Communion – Father Delaney Collection

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In this film, Father Delaney captures a group of children dressed in their finest outfits, proudly walking down an inner city Dublin street on their way to First Holy Communion. A crowd gathers at the railings of the church to see the event and wave at the camera. Father Jack Delaney (1906-1980) was ordained in […]

Corpus Christi – Father Delaney Collection

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This amateur film by Father Jack Delaney shows members of the inner city parish participating in the annual Corpus Christi procession, a Roman Catholic ritual celebrating the Eucharist. Traditionally all Catholic parishioners attended. In Father Delaney’s film we see children in their first holy communion and other religious attire. Father Jack Delaney (1906-1980) was ordained […]

Sports Day – Father Delaney Collection

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Summer, Dalymount Park, 1934: The school sports day is in full swing. A band plays and participants compete in boxing, cycling and a sack race as crowds cheer from the stands. It’s clear that a fun day was had by all. Father Jack Delaney (1906-1980) was ordained in 1930 at the age of 24 and […]