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More than Half a Million Mourners

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August 1922: In this newsreel Michael Collins is lying in repose in City Hall. Thousands of people line the streets outside to wait their turn to pay their respects. The Royal Irish Constabulary officers are working hard to try and hold back the crowds outside the Pro- Cathedral on Marlborough street. Michael Collins was an […]

Funeral of Michael Collins

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In this newsreel from August 1922, thousands of people line the streets waiting  their turn to pay their respects to Michael Collins. The Royal Irish Constabulary officers are working hard to try and hold back the crowds outside the Pro-Cathedral on Marlborough street. RIC Soldiers march up O’Connell street behind the funeral carriage as it […]

Dublin Mourns Dead President

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This newsreel filmed in August 1922, shows  a throng of people lined up outside the Pro Cathedral on Marlborough Street Dublin, for the funeral of former President, Arthur Griffith. O’Connell Street is cleared to make way for the funeral procession of over a half a million mourners, as the president makes his final journey to […]

Mopping Up

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The Battle of Adare took place on August 4th 1922, and this unique newsreel from the Pathé Collection records the moment a band of rebels are captured and hold their hands up and surrender. The anti-treaty Republican Army forces occupying the town came under artillery fire with an 18 Pound Howwitzers from pro-Treaty Free State […]

Dublins Tribute to Fallen Guards

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Touching scenes at the funeral of 9 National Soldiers killed in Kerry August 1922. The procession crosses O’Connell bridge and the streets are awash with people following the several horse and carriages making their way towards Glasnevin Cemetery. (314)

Funeral of Mr.Cathal Brugha

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July 1922 and the funeral of Cathal Brugha takes place at Glasnevin Cemetery. Large crowds of people have gathered to pay their respects to the Irish revolutionary and former Minister for Defense. Cathal Brugha was active in the Easter Rising, Irish War of Independence, and the Irish Civil War and was the first Ceann Comhairle […]

Irish Revolution 1922

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This lengthy newsreel highlights some key moments in the Irish Civil War from troops revolting in Limerick, to the destruction of Sackville street in Dublin. The Irish Civil War (June 28th 1922 –May 24th 1923) was a conflict that followed the Irish War of Independence and accompanied the establishment of the Irish Free State, an […]

Dublin’s Civil War

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Released on 10 July 1922 this newsreel shows dramatic scenes at the Hibernian Insurance Company building on Sackville Street (O’Connell Street) showing Government forces burning out the rebels by firing their “first shell” into a building as soldiers look on. The destroyed shell of a building has its windows blown out and as it begins […]