Sandycove Gala

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Category:
The Irish Independence Film Collection
Directed by:
British Pathé
Produced by:
British Pathé
Year:

1923
Duration:

1 min 58 sec
Language:
Silent with English Intertitles

It is Summer, Dublin, 1923 and this newsreel shows the annual Sandycove Gala and Dun Laoghaire Regatta in full swing. The crowds are dressed in their finest attire to cheer on participants, a man conducts a group of boys playing instruments and swimmers bravely dive into the Baths. The delighted winner then poses for camera.

The Forty Foot open sea bathing area lies close by, with reference made as early as 1838 to hot and cold water baths in Sandycove. It is still a popular spot for a sea swim in Dublin.

 

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