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PORTRAIT OF DUBLIN

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Category:
Irish Culture, Documentary, Entertainment, Travelogue
Directed by:
Liam Ó Laoghaire
Produced by:
Brendan Stafford, Irish Film Productions
Year:

1952
Duration:

17 mins
Language:
English

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 serves the city’s elegant architecture well while the narrator tells of the city’s cultural, literary and architectural history and its many venerable inhabitants. The elegant Georgian squares, the bustling markets, the tranquil parks and the sparkling nightlife present a city that is vibrant, cultured and steeped in history.

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With kind permission of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

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