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Peace Council at the Palace

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This is typical of the newsreels’ optimism that a peaceful solution could be found to the Irish question. In spite of the fact that this item reports the ‘splendid news’ that ‘peace was signed’ and depicts amicable interactions between the British and Irish delegation, the negotiations had been difficult and protracted. Michael Collins reported later […]

Curragh Stable Lads Strike

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The early 1920s were a turbulent time for Ireland. Following the War of Independence and The Civil War, Ireland experienced a severe economic depression. Farmers in the west of Ireland were the most severely hit with poor harvest prospects and little to no employment prospects. One industry that was still thriving during these difficult economic […]

Sandycove Gala

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This joyful newsreel is a refreshing window into Ireland in 1923. The annual Sandycove Gala and Dun Laoghaire Regatta is taking place and the crowds attending are dressed in their finest attire. A gentleman can be seen conducting boys playing instruments as men and women sit at the nearby benches enjoying the show. Swimmers bravely […]

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 […]

Guerrilla Warfare in Ireland

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Guerilla Warfare in Ireland started in August 1922, when the IRA tried to bring down the new Irish government and overturn the Anglo-Irish Treaty. There were many guerrilla attacks, one of the most notable casualties being Commander-in-Chief Michael Collins, who was killed in an ambush in Cork on August 22nd. This newsreel shows several rebels […]

Countess Markievicz the only woman candidate returned

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In this newsreel, Countess Markievicz is elected as MP for the St Patrick’s Division of Dublin. She was the first woman to ever be elected into British Parliament. But she refused to take her seat but rather joined other Sinn Fein TDs and formed the first Dail Eireann. Constance Georgine Markievicz, known as Countess Markievicz […]