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The 1916 Rising

Trial of Casement

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This newsreel contains various segments. The first short item captures crowds waiting to hear the outcome of the trial of British diplomat turned Irish nationalist Sir Roger Casement at Bow Street Magistrates Court. Only one piece of footage of Casement is known to exist and, for this Topical Budget’s newsreel, cameras had to improvise as […]

Lord Wimbourne in Ireland

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This short newsreel shows the arrival of Lord Wimbourne on a ship to Ireland. The newsreel is intercut with scenes of O’Connell Street that were taken prior to the 1916 rising and reused in various other newsreels from the Pathé Collection. Ivor Churchill Guest (1st Viscount Wimborne, known as Lord Wimborne from 1914) was a […]

An Irish Solution in View

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This newsreel shows Irish Parliamentary Party leader John Redmond speaking at a mass rally (1912 – 1915, location unknown). John Redmond addressed huge crowds wherever he went, informing them about the Home Rule Bill. He was considered the undisputed leader in Ireland until 1916. Halfway through the newsreel a clip of Edward Carson is shown, […]

Sinn Féin Rising Liberty Hall Part 1

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This newsreel from April 1916 shows the devastation caused to Dublin city center after the Easter Rising. From the destruction of Liberty Hall at Beresford Place to the collapsing buildings on O’Connell street, this is one of the most eye opening newsreels from the Pathé collection highlighting the aftermath of the rebellion. The 1916 Easter […]

Dublin 1916

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This brief newsreel clip of Dublin 1916 hints at the devastation caused by the 1916 Rising. The camera slowly pans from Eden Quay, looking down O’Connell Street to Bachelors walk. The bombing of buildings is still evident as smoke can be seen billowing out broken windows and rubble, as people walk among the smouldering debris.

Irish Food Committee

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A close up of three Irish women at a table preparing food, most likely for soldiers. During the First World War era (1914- 1918) the women of Ireland quickly adapted to the many challenges initiated by Britain’s declaration of war against Germany. The country’s existing network of philanthropic organisations provided a solid foundation for a […]

Sinn Féin Rebels

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In this newsreel we see disarmed Sinn Féin rebels marching from the Richmond Barracks in Inchicore to be deported in Kingstown (now known as Dun Laoghaire). The Richmond Barracks is where more than 3,000 rebels including 1916 Rising leaders were sent for executions or to prison camps in England and Wales. A still of Eoin […]

Dublin Rebellion

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In this newsreel, British Troops march through the streets of Dublin and stand guard over the ruins of buildings in Dublin’s main thoroughfare, Sackville Street. Two years after these events, Sackville street would be renamed O’Connell Street after the nationalist leader Daniel O’Connell. The city of Dublin is in ruins and smoke continues to billow […]

Saint Patrick’s Day – 1916

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This newsreel was filmed on St Patrick’s Day 1916. Mrs. Tredennick presents shamrock pins to the officers of the 18th Battalion London Regiment (London Irish Rifles) at the Duke of York’s Headquarters in Chelsea. The London Irish Rifles (LIR) was a volunteer rifle regiment of the British army. From 1908 to 1920, the London Irish […]