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Sandy Cove Gala

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Category:
The Irish Independence Film Collection
Producer:
British Pathé
Duration:
1 min 58 sec
Year:

1923
Language:
Silent with English Intertitles
Technical:
4:3, 35mm B&W

This joyful newsreel is a refreshing window into Ireland in 1923. The annual Sandycove Gala and Dun Laoghaire Regatta is taking place and the crowds attending are dressed in their finest attire.

A gentleman can be seen conducting boys playing instruments as men and women sit at the nearby benches enjoying the show. Swimmers bravely dive into the Killiney Baths and the winner poses for the camera as he shakes the hand of gentleman in a bowler hat. These annual fundraising sports events often showcased a series of yacht races as well as other games like Cricket and boules.

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