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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.   (470)

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 marking the first anniversary of their deaths, is unveiled in Dublin. This was a wooden structure that contained plaster medallions of both men. By 1939 the structure had become dilapidated and with Finn […]

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 newsreel dedicated to this unveiling, this one has footage taken from a different angle, revealing William T. Cosgrave in attendance. This was […]

General Michael Collins

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This brief newsreel focuses on Michael Collins at the funeral of President Arthur Griffith in August 1922. Standing in full uniform, this is the last moving picture ever taken of General Collins. He would be assassinated 10 days after this image was taken. Both Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith were considered two ‘Giants’ of Irish […]

Dublin Mourns Dead President

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This newsreel filmed in August 1922, shows  a throng of people lined up outside the Pro Cathedral on Marlborough Street Dublin, for the funeral of former President, Arthur Griffith. O’Connell Street is cleared to make way for the funeral procession of over a half a million mourners, as the president makes his final journey to […]

The Outgoing President

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In this newsreel the Ministry and members of the Republican Party who opposed the Treaty stand for the camera after contesting the policy of the Free State Party at the elections in 1922. On  14th January 1922 a meeting of the members elected to the House of Commons of Southern Ireland was held at the […]

Irish Free State

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This newsreel, which is predominately text based, declares that “after centuries of strife, Britain adds a contented New Dominion to the Crown”. The Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed between Irish and British negotiators in London at 10 Downing Street, and  would determine the future of 20th century Ireland. British Prime Minister David Lloyd George threatened the […]

The Treaty

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Filmed on December 1921, in this footage members of Dáil Éireann are seen exiting the doors of the University College Dublin at Earlsfort Terrace (now The National Concert Hall). Some of the deputies include, Count George Noble Plunkett, Kevin O’Higgins, George Gavin Duffy, Arthur Griffith, Éamon de Valera and Michael Collins. The Treaty, which would […]

Historic Pictures

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This newsreel shows pictures of the elected representatives of Southern Ireland who approved the Anglo -Irish Treaty alongside members of the provisional government. Figures include Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith in the front row. The Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed in London on December 6th 1921 and Dáil Éireann voted to approve the treaty on January […]

I Want Peace

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In this newsreel Éamon de Valera arrives in London in July 1921 for discussions on a peace proposal for Ireland with Count George Noble Plunkett, Robert Barton and Arthur Griffith. The first stage in these negotiations was the despatch of an Irish delegation to London on July 12th . The party consisted of de Valera, […]