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Curragh Stable Lads Strike

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The early 1920s were a turbulent time for Ireland. Following the War of Independence and The Civil War, Ireland experienced a severe economic depression. Farmers in the west of Ireland were the most severely hit with poor harvest prospects and little to no employment prospects. One industry that was still thriving during these difficult economic […]

Dublin Ireland in the Wake of the Battle

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The Battle of Dublin was a week of street battles in Dublin from June 28th  to July 5th 1922 that marked the beginning of the Irish Civil War. Six months after the Anglo-Irish Treaty ended the recent Irish War of Independence, Civil War was fought between the forces of the new Provisional Government and a […]

Curious Persons

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In this newsreel from Dublin July 1922, rebels have barricaded themselves inside the Four Courts with sandbags stacked in front of the gates. Passersby gather to try and have a look through the gates and little boys march back and forth with ‘rifles’ (wooden sticks) in hand. The Civil War ravaged the city of Dublin […]

The Irish Revolution

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This remarkable footage highlights the events that happened in the Battle of Dublin, including the devastating use of artillery by the rebels against the Four Courts and the shootings and battles around O’Connell Street. The Battle of Dublin was a week of street battles in Dublin from June 28th to July 5th 1922 that marked […]

City of Terror

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In this compilation newsreel from 1920, we see the first pictures from Derry where soldiers stand on streets during the War of Independence. ‘The aftermath’ intertitle shows us the devastation the Civil War had on Dublin, showing the many shelled and gutted buildings. Many of these can be seen being pulled down by workers to […]

Dublin’s Civil War

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Released on July 10th 1922, this newsreel shows dramatic scenes at the Hibernian Insurance Company building on Sackville Street (O’Connell Street). Government forces attempt to burn out the rebels by firing their ‘first shell’ into a building as soldiers look on. The destroyed shell of a building has its windows blown out and as it […]

Irish Revolution 1922

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This lengthy newsreel highlights some key moments in the Irish Civil War from troops revolting in Limerick, to the destruction of Sackville street in Dublin. The Irish Civil War (June 28th 1922 –May 24th 1923) was a conflict that followed the Irish War of Independence and accompanied the establishment of the Irish Free State, an […]

The Irreconcilable Mr. De Valera

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This footage, shot during March 1922, shows Éamon de Valera giving an animatedly irate speech to a large gathering of people on Sackville Street (O’Connell Street) in Dublin. In this speech he said that if the Treaty was accepted, it might be necessary to ‘wade through Irish blood’ to achieve Irish freedom. Many of de […]