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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. […]

The GPO- After 13 Years

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This newsreel marks a momentous occasion in Irish history, the formal reopening of the GPO on O’Connell Street. President William T. Cosgrave stands alongside T.D.s and Senators on a platform in front of the newly rebuilt General Post Office. The President addresses the huge crowd that has gathered and the tricolour is raised. Following the […]

Ireland’s Great New Harbour

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In this newsreel William T. Cosgrave opens the new Harbour in Waterford, December 1929. President Cosgrave delivers a speech and cuts the ribbon to the applause of the crowd. Between 1926 and 1929, the Irish Government carried out a review of all ports in Ireland. The harbour was crucial for Waterford as shipbuilding was a […]

Preparing for the Electricity Era

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In this newsreel from 1929 the dawn of a new Ireland can be seen with the Shannon Scheme paving the way for new kind of energy. In a dramatic fashion Master Vincent Bowen presses a plunger to detonate explosives to blow up the 120 foot chimneys of the Carrick-on-Suir Creamery. The Shannon (hydroelectric) Scheme was […]

Irish President in America

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In January 1928, President William T. Cosgrave visited the US and Canada, showcasing Ireland’s achievements on many radio broadcasts and events. This newsreel shows him arriving at New York on a boat and being greeted by bodyguards and US Dignitaries. His visit was a productive one politically, but while on route to Ottawa from New […]

The New Cork

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Following the devastating destruction caused to Cork city during The War of Independence, this newsreel from 1927 presents a “New Cork”. The camera travels down Patrick Street where we see some of the newly rebuilt buildings like Cash’s, Egan’s, Roches Stores and the Munster Arcade. This construction happened within a few years and helped create […]

Impressive Religious Ceremony

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This newsreel shows the Archbishop of Dublin blessing the new Church at Crooksling Sanatorium. The Crooksling Sanatorium was established by the Dublin Joint Hospital Board, at Brittas, Dublin in 1911 to help prevent consumption (a term once used to describe diseases like TB) amongst the poor. Here the bishop walks around the building with other […]

His Grace, The Archbishop of Dublin

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The Church of Saint Vincent De Paul in Marino was completed in 1928 on the old Charlemont estate. In this newsreel, the Archbishop of Dublin, Dr. Edward Byrne is seen blessing it with holy water as huge crowd of people gather outside the church. (265)

Irish Catholic Ceremony at Cashel Castle

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This newsreel shows the Catholic Emancipation Centenary Celebration which took place at the Rock of Cashel in June 1929. This was the first time mass was celebrated on the Rock in 300 years. Count John McCormack, a famous Irish tenor can be seen performing to the enormous crowd during the Mass. The Rock of Cashel […]

Unique Boxing Event

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This newsreel shows a “unique boxing event” from 1926 at McKee Barracks in Dublin. Teams representing the British and Free State Armies meet for the first time in an inter-army Boxing Contest. (399)

Pictures of Mr. de Valera

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This newsreel released by Pathé in June 1927 shows Éamon de Valera and his entire Fianna Fáil Party of 40 posing for the camera during the Elections. The launch of the Fianna Fáil Party happened the prior year, on May 16th  1926.Countess Markievicz is seen sitting beside de Valera with a broken arm (She died […]

President Cosgrave

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In this newsreel from November 1930, President William T. Cosgrave speaks to the camera (for the first time with sound) addressing Ireland and “her status and International affairs”. In this heavily edited newsreel (an exclusive to Pathé) he talks about the international and economic struggles that face everyone at this time, as well as Ireland […]