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Review of Irish Events 1923

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This newsreel is a compilation of events that happened in Ireland during 1923. The events are varied in content and tone but provide an interesting perspective on a country reaching the end of one of the most revolutionary periods in its history.   (611)

Cenotaph to Michael Collins

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This newsreel, filmed in August 1923, shows the unveiling of a Cenotaph to honour the memory of Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith. It marks the first anniversary of their deaths and is unveiled in Dublin. This was a wooden structure that contained plaster medallions of both men. By 1939 the structure had become dilapidated and […]

Sandycove Gala

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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. […]

Fleet Visits Belfast

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The British fleet visits Belfast and ‘Liberty men’ come ashore (‘Liberty men’ was the term used for navy soldiers who were allowed off the ship). Four destroyer war ships are seen anchored as sailors hang over the railings of a vessel, cheering to the camera. A passenger boat crowded with sailors passes, the men clambering […]

Heroes Honoured

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In this newsreel from August 1923, a Cenotaph to honour the memory of Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith is unveiled in Dublin on the first anniversary of their deaths. Similar to the other newsreels dedicated to this unveiling, this one has footage taken from a different angle, revealing William T. Cosgrave in attendance. This was […]