Mansion House Home Exhibition – Amharc Éireann: Eagrán 171

Newsreel, Irish Culture, Entertainment, History, Irish Language
Directed by:
Gael Linn
Produced by:
Gael Linn


1 min
Irish with English subtitles

Step into The Ideal Homes Exhibition in Dublin’s Mansion House and discover the most desirable homewares for 1962.

The latest inventions and design innovations are on show including a host of time-saving gadgets which make life easier for the busy home-maker. Enjoy a wide range of products such as the washer/dryer combo that works at the touch of a button allowing you to relax ‘while you have a cigarette’, tasty new foods from Knorr, and shiny bikes from Raleigh. The Ideal Homes Exhibition was held in the elegant surroundings of Dublin’s Mansion House from the mid-‘50s until it relocated to the RDS in 1994.

Produced by Gael Linn, Amharc Éireann (A View of Ireland) is Ireland’s longest-running indigenous newsreel series. It was distributed to cinemas throughout the country to  promote the Irish language. The first 36 issues were produced as single-topic films which were released monthly, followed in 1959 by weekly, multi-story newsreels featuring a broad range of topics, from hard news stories to lighter magazine-style items. Between 1956 and 1964, 267 editions of the newsreel were produced for cinema exhibition.

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With kind permission of Gael Linn.