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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 Rebels New Terror

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The exact location of the events in this newsreel is unknown, however some of the footage also appears in the Fall of Limerick, where the Strand Barracks is shelled and burned down. This could also be Collins Barracks in Cork. Other scenes of buildings in ruin and smoke billowing around appear to be of the […]

Civil War in Ireland

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

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 […]

Sackville Street in Flames

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This newsreel uses similar footage to that seen in the Dublin War Scenes newsreel where we see the devastating destruction of Sackville Street (now O’Connell Street) during the Civil War. It highlights the events that happened in Dublin during the Civil War from June 28th to July 5th, and the devastating use of artillery by the […]

The Shelling of the Four Courts

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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. At this time, the Four Courts were occupied by Republican Forces like Rory O’Connor, who is described here as being ‘the last of the Rebels’. Six months […]

Battle of the Four Courts

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The Battle of Dublin was a week of street battles from June 28th to July 5th 1922 and 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 section of […]

Battle of Belleek

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This exclusive newsreel from Topical Budget shows the ‘recapture of the Ulster border’ by Sinn Féin. Troops can be seen marching down a laneway in the countryside. Meanwhile, armoured vehicles and howitzer guns are fired towards the town of Belleek as the General looks on. In June 1922, at the beginning of the Civil War, […]

Ulster’s Gallant Woman Admiral

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Dramatic footage of Mrs. Laverton (Hazel Valerie West), owner and pilot of the steam-yacht The Lady of the Lake (renamed HMS Pandora), which was pressed into service during the rescue operations following the Battle of Pettigo. She was hailed by the newspapers in Britain some days later as the pistol-wearing ‘Ulster Admiral’. The Battle of […]

The Surrender of Dublin Castle

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Dublin Castle was originally built at a defensive fortification during the Norman period. It evolved into a symbol and citadel of British rule for centuries, housing the mechanisms of the British government in Ireland. The Viceroy of Ireland (Lord FitzAlan-Howard) and the representative of the British crown resided in the castle and can be seen […]

Irish Peace Imperilled by Extremists

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This newsreel dates from December 8th 1921 and highlights a variety of events. The first includes the before and after scenes at the Mansion House, Dublin, when Éamon de Valera stated that he could not recommend acceptance of the Anglo-Irish Treaty. ‘But Dublin’s attitude is obvious’ as crowds cheer on the arrival of Mr. Arthur […]