A look at Dublin City around the time of the 1916 Easter Rising

"Dublin 1916," a brief newsreel clip from British Pathé that's been preserved as part of the Irish Film Institute, hints at the devastation caused by The Easter Rising

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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 smoldering debris.

This amazing footage is part of the Irish Film Institute’s Irish Independence Film Collection.

The video below is published with thanks to the Irish Film Institute (IFI), who IrishCentral have partnered up with throughout 2020 to bring you a taste of what their remarkable collection entails. You can find all IrishCentral articles and videos from the IFI here.

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To watch more historic Irish footage, visit the IFI Player, the Irish Film Institute’s virtual viewing room that provides audiences around the globe free, instant access to Irish heritage preserved in the IFI Irish Film Archive. Irish Culture from the last century is reflected through documentaries, animation, adverts, amateur footage, feature films, and much more. You can also download the IFI Player Apps for free on iPhone, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku.

IrishCentral has partnered up with the IFI throughout 2020 to bring you a taste of what their remarkable collections entail. You can find all IrishCentral articles and videos from the IFI here.

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