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Monsignor Reid Collection: CASTLEREA TRAIN STATION

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This short film follows a train Journey from Roscommon to Dublin in 1947. A group of people wait for a train at Castlerea Station. When everyone is aboard the camera captures the journey, filming  the pleasant, verdant countryside as it passes by. Castlerea Train station opened on November 15th 1860 and continues to service the Roscommon area today.

Father, later Monsignor, William Reid acquired his first ‘movie’ camera in the mid-1930s. He continued to film a wide variety of subjects until the 1970s.  He filmed in the United States, where he lived for most of his life, and also religiously documented life in Ireland with family and friends during his regular trips home.  His Irish films include holiday and family activities against the backdrop of beautiful Irish scenery.  He also captured holidays abroad in France, Spain, England and Italy.

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With kind permission of Ann O’Brien.