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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 […]

All Ireland Strike

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May 1922, the top of O’Connell Street, and speakers are seen standing on a wagonette speaking defiantly to the passing crowd. In April 1922, in protest to the IRA rejecting the vote of the Dáil, the unions of Ireland, which had declared general strikes against the British in 1918 and 1920, the speakers called a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Crowds Protest Against Compulsory Military Service

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The Conscription Crisis of 1918 stemmed from a move by the British government to impose conscription (military draft) in Ireland in April 1918, during the First World War. In this newsreel we see vigorous opposition from crowds of people. These protests were primarily led by trade unions, Irish nationalist parties and Roman Catholic bishops and […]

Lord Wimbourne in Ireland

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This short newsreel shows the arrival of Lord Wimbourne on a ship to Ireland. The newsreel is intercut with scenes of O’Connell Street that were taken prior to the 1916 rising and reused in various other newsreels from the Pathé Collection. Ivor Churchill Guest (1st Viscount Wimborne, known as Lord Wimborne from 1914) was a […]

Sinn Féin Rising Liberty Hall Part 1

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This newsreel from April 1916 shows the devastation caused to Dublin city center after the Easter Rising. From the destruction of Liberty Hall at Beresford Place to the collapsing buildings on O’Connell street, this is one of the most eye opening newsreels from the Pathé collection highlighting the aftermath of the rebellion. The 1916 Easter […]

Dublin 1916

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This brief newsreel clip of Dublin 1916 hints at the devastation caused by the 1916 Rising. The camera slowly pans from Eden Quay, looking down O’Connell Street to Bachelors walk. The bombing of buildings is still evident as smoke can be seen billowing out broken windows and rubble, as people walk among the smouldering debris. […]

Dublin Rebellion

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In this newsreel, British Troops march through the streets of Dublin and stand guard over the ruins of buildings in Dublin’s main thoroughfare, Sackville Street. Two years after these events, Sackville street would be renamed O’Connell Street after the nationalist leader Daniel O’Connell. The city of Dublin is in ruins and smoke continues to billow […]

Sinn Féin Rising Liberty Hall Part 2

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This newsreel, although titled as Part 2 of the Sinn Féin Rising, does not initially show any of the Rising nor the aftermath. It showcases a Viceroy arriving off a boat and being greeted by a cheering crowd. This was most likely Ivor Guest (Lord Lieutenant, Viscount Wimborne) arriving in Belfast in 1915. The newsreel […]