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Birds and Beasts – Desmond Egan Collection

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This amateur film, shot in 1946, is a remarkable and nostalgic window into a family day out at Dublin Zoo. Families enjoy the sights and sun and children take a tour of the zoo on top of an elephant. Desmond Egan’s lens focuses on various animals from lions and chimpanzees to pheasants and peacocks. Egan […]

DUBLIN ZOO – Father Delaney Collection

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Father Delaney’s lens captures a school visit to Dublin Zoo. The highlight is a visit to the elephant enclosure where the Zookeeper demonstrates how to mount the elephant like a horse. Father Jack Delaney (1906-1980) was ordained in 1930 at the age of 24 and served as a parish priest in Dublin in the 1930s […]