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Mopping Up

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The Battle of Adare took place on August 4th 1922, and this unique newsreel from the Pathé Collection records the moment a band of rebels are captured and hold their hands up and surrender. The anti-treaty Republican Army forces occupying the town came under artillery fire with an 18 Pound Howwitzers from pro-Treaty Free State […]

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 up 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 […]

All’s Fair in…

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This newsreel shows a hostage being taken on to the back of a Military patrol lorry where we see a group of soldiers (Black and Tans) stopping to pose for the camera. The Black and Tans, officially named the Royal Irish Constabulary Special Reserve, was a force of Temporary Constables recruited to assist the Royal […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 171, LEINSTER RIFLE SHOOT

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The 1962 Leinster Gun Championships were held in Dublin with gunmen visiting from the 6 counties of Ulster to take part.There were a hundred rifle clubs in Northern Ireland and only 3 in the South at this time.  Thorough safety checks were carried out on all the guns before the competition.  George Randall from Antrim […]