Queen Victoria in Dublin 1900
The Irish Independence Film Collection, Newsreels
1 min 48 sec
Silent with English Intertitles
This newsreel from April 4th 1900, shows Queen Victoria arriving in Dun Laoghaire and starting her nine mile journey to the Phoenix Park in open carriage via the Royal Triumphal Archway on Leeson Street. This temporary archway was erected at the city boundary and was built specifically for this visit.
The Queen stayed at the Vice-Regal lodge for the next twenty nights, visiting local schools and hospitals and meeting various Irish dignitaries. Her visit was considered a success but was divisive, resulting in a large increase in military and police in Dublin during her stay as well as a zero tolerance policy for protestors.