The Early Irish Free State Collection

Significant Irish Newsreel Material from the early 1920s

Irish Film Archive

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The Early Irish Free State Collection

The inauguration of Ireland’s first President, Dr Douglas Hyde;

Celebrations on the streets of Dublin as The Republic of Ireland Act comes into effect;

Speech from Dublin Lord Mayor Alfie Byrne in 1936 on the prospect of a United Ireland;

Eucharistic Congress in June 1932;

Societal inequalities of the time – read about Glaswegian Julia Clarke

Lives of inhabitants of Aran Mór off the Galway coast in 1924;

Arrival in Dublin in 1937 of crates of pigeons for the Irish Hospital Sweepstakes Pigeon Derby;

Sandycove Gala and Dún Laoghaire Regatta 0f 1923;

Lartigue Monorail from Listowel to Ballybunion which closed in 1924

The Early Irish Free State Collection can be viewed free of charge worldwide.

This page was added on 21/08/2019.

Comments about this page

  • This page is full of interesting insights into what life was like for Irish people in the past. Thanks so much for putting this material on your website where it is accessible to everyone.

    By Bernadette Forde (03/02/2020)
  • Many thanks for the interesting material.

    By Noelene Beckett Crowe (08/09/2019)

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