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A panorama showing Irish countryside and various cities and people of Ireland in the mid 1940's.

A panorama of the Irish countryside, sheep grazing. A map of Ireland is seen. Crowds, double decker buses, and vehicles on city streets of Belfast Northern Ireland. Statue of Lord Carson at Parliament. Activities in linen industry. Riveters and welders at work in a shipyard. Protestant Orangemen seen. A painting revering the King and Queen of England. Orangemen in dress costume in a July 12 annual parade celebrating victory at Battle of the Boyne. Custom officials on the Eire-North Ireland border. Narrator talks about the recently independent Eireann and its people who are independent in thought and speech. Irish farmers with horse carts loaded head down a road. Farmers and business men talk in streets of Ireland and strike deals. Horses and carts among the men. An Irish boy standing with a group of sheep. Pastures and bucolic and scenic views of farms and villages in rural Ireland. Men and women spinning wool and weaving.

Date: 1946
Duration: 5 min 17 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Countryside and Infrastructure developmental activities in Ireland.

Exterior of an Irish Government Building in Dublin. Prime MInister Eamon de Valera addresses officials. Views of country side in Ireland. Irish ham and bacon and care and raising of pigs and cows on farms. Farmers plowing in fields, and peat is mined with large harvesting machines and cut into briquettes. Activities in beer brewing (Guiness wooden barrels seen lined up at a brewery) and auto industry with a Ford assembly line in Cork Ireland. New cars on the assembly line being assembled by Irish workers. A Dunlop rubber processing plant in Cork Ireland. Rubber boots being manufactured at the Dunlop plant. The Shannon hydroelectic scheme power project in Limerick region of Ireland; views of the power plant and the river Shannon from which it draws power. View of the hydroelectric dam. Men working atop a large electric transmission tower. Women examine an electric table top mixer for the kitchen. A woman using an electric iron on clothes, and a view of an electric waffle maker and toaster. Streets of Dublin busy with activity. Clocks, shirts, ties, and cutlery in shop windows of Dublin, along with blankets and other goods all made in Ireland. Physicians and nurses gather in a surgical theater of a hospital. Newborn baby being washed in a maternity ward. Public housing construction efforts shown transforming older thatched cottages into modern homes. Signs in ancient Gaelic are shown, recently restored as the national language of the independent Eire. Irish schoolboys enter a school building. Many have no shoes. A teacher instructs the school boys in the classroom.

Date: 1946
Duration: 5 min 36 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
 
Irish Prime Minister Eamon de Valera in an official meeting in Ireland.

Irish flag on an official Irish Government building. Irish Prime Minister Eamon de Valera working in office. Exterior of Fianna Fail-The Republican Party building in Ireland. Officials in a meeting, de Valera addressing. Pictures of important historic political leaders who struggled for independence of Ireland can be seen. Narrator discussing Ireland's decision to remain neutral in World War 2. A statue on the top of a building. Children filling water from a communal hand pump for a town. Views of country side, sheep grazing in Ireland

Date: 1946
Duration: 2 min 11 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Catholic faith in Ireland; Churches, Chapel, and Maynooth College seminary in Ireland.

View of forest and woods in Ireland. A priest is seen visiting homes in a village, interior of a house, a lady drinking tea from a cup together with the Priest. Views of a cathedral and citizens gathering for church. Irish boys at entrance to church. View in chapel, priests on altar, people praying. Views of grounds of St Patricks College, Maynooth as Catholic clergy walk on a path of the seminary college. Seminary students of the priesthood in hallways and classrooms and library of Maynooth College

Date: 1946
Duration: 1 min 48 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
 
Dublin Ireland streets, social gatherings and lifestyle in the mid 1940's.

Views of a bridge and a crowded streets of Dublin in Ireland. People walking, a double decker bus and a horse cart is seen. Leopardstown Racecourse Club entrance is seen. A huge crowd is gathered for a horserace underway. Views of football (soccer) match in Ireland preceded by bagpipers playing on the field. Irish people cheering in the stands and watching the football match.

Date: 1946
Duration: 1 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
 
Eamon de Valera and Sean T. O'Kelly honor U.S. former President Dwight D. Eisenhower at Aras an Uachtarain in Ireland.

Ireland President honors Eisenhower in Ireland. The Aras an Uachtarain building. The President of Ireland Eamon de Valera and the former President Sean Thomas O'Kelly honor the former President of the United States Dwight D. Eisenhower at Aras an Uachtarain. Dignitaries interact. Photographers take photographs. The wives of the dignitaries interact.

Date: 1962, August 27
Duration: 32 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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