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Belfast

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This newsreel is set in Belfast, Northern Ireland in the early 1920s. In high contrast to other newsreels from this period, this footage focuses on the more relaxed day to day life activities. From beautiful scenic views of the nearby countryside to the hustle and bustle of the city markets, this newsreel feels more like […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 28, Dublin Shops Highlight Christmas

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December 1959 and Christmas is coming. The streets of Dublin glistened with the 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 […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 133, Dublin Lights up for Christmas

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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. This city centre was “packed like never before”. People descended on the brightly lit shops to buy perfect gifts for loved ones and to enjoy the very special atmosphere that’s fills the streets […]

Amharc Eireann: Dublin Christmas Lights

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December 1962 and traffic in Dublin was at a standstill as the 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 Liffey to mark the beginning of the festivities. The streets […]

Monsignor Reid Collection: LIMERICK CITY

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This short segment of film gives a glimpse of Limerick City in 1947. The camera captures the hustle and bustle of O’Connell Street, the main thoroughfare of Limerick City. It ends with a shot of the Treaty Stone, on which the Treaty Of Limerick between the warring Williamites and Jacobites was signed in 1691. Father, […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 126, JAPANESE GOODS ON DISPLAY

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A visit to Brown Thomas’ sumptuous department  store  (when it was on the other side of the Grafton St) where a range of beautiful and unusual trinkets, toys and other goods from Japan are on display. In 1961, it wasn’t uncommon in Ireland for many ordinary household items to be manufactured in Japan. However, this […]