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Dublin Scenes 1915

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The official issue date for this newsreel is 1915 and it showcases various locations around Dublin. From the Wellington Monument in the Phoenix Park to the Ha’penny Bridge these shots give a real sense of how the city has changed so much and yet not at all. A Union Flag can be seen on the […]

Irish Ceremony – View of O’Connell

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This short newsreel shows what appears to be an Irish Volunteers parade on O’Connell Street in 1915. A large group of people have gathered to see the troops march through the city. The Irish Volunteers, sometimes called the Irish Volunteer Army, was a military organisation established in 1913 by Irish nationalists. It was formed in […]

Dublin Shops Highlight Christmas – Amharc Éireann: Eagrán 28

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December 1959 and Christmas is coming. The streets of Dublin glistened with joy of the festive season. Everything you could wish for could be found here. In every shop window there was something to delight and entice, from the latest fashion trends to novelty Christmas candles; Dublin city centre had everything you needed for the […]

Dublin Lights up for Christmas – Amharc Éireann: Eagrán 133

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December 1961 and Dublin was teeming with colourful lights from O’Connell to Grafton Street and the city was electrified with festive cheer. The city centre was ‘packed like never before’. Festive shoppers descended on the city to buy gifts for loved ones and enjoy the very special atmosphere that’s fills the streets of Dublin at […]

Dublin Christmas Lights – Amharc Éireann

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December 1962 and traffic in Dublin was at a standstill as crowds gather on O’Connell Bridge awaiting Santa’s arrival. Rudolph et al must have been resting for the big night as Santa chose a rather unorthodox method of transport – water skiing his way up the River Liffey to mark the beginning of the festivities. […]

O’Connell Street, Dublin – Monsignor Reid Collection

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This short film shows a busy O’Connell Street, Dublin in 1947.  The camera captures the streetscape with the Gresham Hotel, Nelson’s Pillar, the Ambassador Cinema and O’Connell Bridge. Traffic conductors direct double-decker buses while cars and many cyclists make their way down the bustling main street of Dublin. Father Reid (later Monsignor Reid) acquired his […]

CLERYS ADVERT 1932

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Take a step back in time and experience what it was like to shop inside Clerys of O’Connell Street in Dublin in the early 1930s. This charming advertisement was shot in 1932, just 10 years after the rebuilding of Clerys, which had been destroyed in the 1916 rising. With a bird’s eye view of the […]

Ireland in Spring

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Ireland is beautiful all-year-round but spring is when it really blossoms. Produced by Colm O’ Laoghaire (director of the Amharc Éireann newsreels for Gael-Linn) this film is a celebration of all things Irish and a delightful window on 1950s Eire. The film focuses on An Tóstal (Irish for “The Pageant”) which was a series of […]