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Dublin Calling

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Category:
The Irish Independence Film Collection
Producer:
British Pathé
Duration:
2 min 2 sec
Year:

1925
Language:
Silent with English Intertitles
Technical:
4:3, 35mm B&W

Dublin 1925 and in this newsreel the press launch is taking place for the first broadcast Radio station in the Irish Free State, 2RN.

The long wooden building (Nissen Hut) was home to the transmitter based in McKee Barracks beside the Phoenix Park at Blackhorse Avenue and their studio was located on Little Denmark Street (it would later move to the GPO in 1928). The name 2RN, is said to be inspired by the last three syllables of the song, “Come Back to Erin”.

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