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The Irish Riviera

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This early example of a state-sponsored promotional film was made in 1936 and showcases the sunny south coast of Ireland and everything it has to offer to a first-time visitor to Ireland. Made by the Irish Tourist Association, the film briefly visits Cork City showing that from the busy shopping centre of Patrick’s Street, to […]

Leaving Church – The Horgan Brothers Collection

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As future cinema owners, The Horgan Brothers had the foresight to know any event that attracted enormous crowds was worthy of filming. From 1917, their amateur newsreel The Youghal Gazette was shown in The Horgan Picture Theatre, and people from the locality would come to catch a glimpse of themselves on the big screen. This […]

Declan’s Well- The Horgan Brothers Collection

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Located in Ardmore, Waterford, Saint Declan’s Well dates back to the 14th century. In this film the viewer is shown parts of the oratory and Saint Declan’s tower but perhaps the most interesting is footage of a man and a woman walking underneath Saint Declan’s stone. Legend has it, on the feast day of the […]

Marches/Parades – The Horgan Brothers Collection

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From information available we believe this clip to be a combination of marches in protest at the death of Terence MacSwiney who died in Brixton prison on October 25th 1920 and parades to celebrate the end of the first world war in November 1918. The Horgan Brothers’ films (1910-1920) are some of the earliest moving images […]