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Irish Catholic Ceremony at Cashel Castle

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This newsreel shows the Catholic Emancipation Centenary Celebration which took place at the Rock of Cashel in June 1929. This was the first time mass was celebrated on the Rock in 300 years. Count John McCormack, a famous Irish tenor can be seen performing to the enormous crowd during the Mass. The Rock of Cashel […]

Give Up Yer Aul Sins

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Give Up Yer Aul Sins is an Academy Award® nominated short film, which humorously reenacts original recordings of Dublin schoolrooms in the 1960s made by Peig Cunningham and subsequently rediscovered and released by EMI. In the film, a documentary crew arrives to film the activities of the classroom. The teacher chooses Mary to retell, in […]

Radharc: Christy Brown- My Left Foot

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This Radharc film originally aired in October 1962 and documents the life of the famous Irish painter and writer, Christy Brown.   In the film Father Peter Lemass visits Christy at home in Crumlin, talks with him and shows us his work. Christy Brown was born on 5th of June 1932 in Crumlin, Dublin, the tenth […]

Radharc: Retreat

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This short documentary presents St. Anthony’s Retreat House in Raheny, a Capuchin-run house which held annual retreats for ordinary people to escape the hum-drum of everyday life and “get closer to God”. During weekend retreats a wide variety of talks on matters of interest to the ordinary working man are offered. These include presentations on […]

Radharc: Tax on Kerry Cows

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This programme presents an unusual initiative introduced by the parishioners of Asdee and Ballylongford, in the Diocese of Kerry, to raise funds for the renovation of their churches which had fallen into disrepair. The inventive scheme called for farmers of each diocese to impose upon themselves an annual levy of £1 per cow, for a […]

Radharc: Kylemore Abbey

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Shot in 1962, this Radharc film was made during a visit to the rebuilt and extended Kylemore Abbey in Connemara.  The film celebrates the fine architecture and includes an interview with the Lady Abbess. Kylemore Abbey was built in 1867 as a family home for the family of Mitchell Henry, a wealthy doctor from London. […]

Father Delaney Collection: FIRST COMMUNION

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In this film, Father Delaney captures a group of children dressed in their finest outfits, proudly walking down a Dublin inner-city street on the way to their First Holy Communion. A crowd gathers at the railings of the church to see the event and wave at the camera. Father Jack Delaney (1906-1980) was ordained in […]

Father Delaney Collection: CORPUS CHRISTI

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This amateur film by Father Jack Delaney shows hundreds of members of the inner city parish around Gloucester Street participating in the annual Corpus Christi procession, a Roman Catholic ritual celebrating the Eucharist. Traditionally all Catholic parishioners attended. In Father Delaney’s film we see children in their first holy communion and other religious attire.  This […]

Father Delaney Collection: SPORTS DAY

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Dalymount Park on a sunny day in 1934 and the school sports day is in full swing. A band plays (though silently as the film has no soundtrack) and there is a huge variety of activities on show for the crowds in the stands to enjoy – from boxing and cycling to a jolly sack […]

Father Delaney Collection: KILLINEY HILL

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This short amateur film shows a trip to Killiney Hill on a beautiful sunny day. The Obelisk stands proudly on the hilltop with views of the Wicklow Mountains in the distance. A boat trip takes us from Bullock Harbour past the beautiful Sorrento Terrace and out past Dalkey Island. Father Jack Delaney (1906-1980) was ordained […]

Radharc: Stamps for the Missions

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At the time of the film’s production, Irish adults and children collected stamps and sent them off St Stanislaus College in Tullamore “for the missions”.  This story looks at what happened to the stamps and shows how the clerics from the college meticulously sorted and organised the thousands of stamps so that they could be […]

Radharc: Sick Calls

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This short film describes the rites and rituals involved in administering the Sacrament of Extreme Unction – also known as the ‘Last Rights’ to people. It shows what preparations should be made in people’s homes for the reception of this sacrament. Radharc was an independent production company established by Father Joe Dunn, Father Desmond Forristal […]