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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.   (571)

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

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

More than Half a Million Mourners

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August 1922: In this newsreel Michael Collins is lying in repose in City Hall. Thousands of people line the streets outside to wait their turn to pay their respects. The Royal Irish Constabulary officers are working hard to try and hold back the crowds outside the Pro-Cathedral on Marlborough street. Michael Collins was an Irish […]

Funeral of Michael Collins

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In this newsreel from August 1922, thousands of people line the streets waiting their turn to pay their respects to Michael Collins. The Royal Irish Constabulary officers are working hard to try and hold back the crowds outside the Pro-Cathedral on Marlborough street. RIC Soldiers march up O’Connell Street behind the funeral carriage as it […]

Michael Collins Crowds

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In this newsreel from August 1922, more than half a million people line O’Connell Street to pay their respects to Michael Collins and silently bid farewell to ‘Ireland’s Soldier Statesman’. His brother Seán Collins can be seen behind the coffin as it leaves the Pro-Cathedral on Marlborough Street Dublin, on its way to Glasnevin Cemetary. […]

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 was assassinated 10 days after this footage was taken. Both Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith were considered two ‘Giants’ of Irish history […]

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 […]

Fall of Limerick

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This brief newsreel was originally released on July 29th 1922 and depicts Civil War scenes in Limerick city. The Strand Barracks are shelled and burned out and a roofless Barracks Chapel is seen smouldering. These are the first pictures which show the organisation and established military system then under the command of General Michael Collins. […]

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 […]

Wexford Treaty Meeting

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On April 8th 1922, Michael Collins visited Wexford Town where he made a speech at St. Peter’s Square to a large crowd. In this newsreel, we see some disruption caused by the anti-Treaty IRA. Train tracks were tampered with and in some cases lines were destroyed. This was done to stop people travelling to see […]

Michael Collins

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‘Our Cameraman was there’. Michael Collins endorses the Anglo-Irish Treaty to an audience gathered at the Grand Parade in Cork City, where he receives an enthusiastic reception. It’s not too long before the crowd is seen surging backwards as several men begin to fire their guns in the crowd. This is the same footage that’s […]