Dublin on film (1925)

Irish Destiny

 

College Green into Westmoreland St


 The opening sequence of the first feature-length film to deal with the Irish War of Independence. It was a silent film called “Irish Destiny”, made in 1925-26. The man on the motorbike is actor Paddy Dunne Cullinan, playing an IRA volunteer. 

The scene re- enacts a republican messenger on his way to a hotel to warn Michael Collins of an impending raid from the auxiliaries.

The GPO is still not rebuilt nearly a decade after the Easter Rising. 

 

The ruins of the GPO. on O’Connell St

 
The Movie is available on DVD with fully restored picture and new musical soundtrack. Well worth a look.
click on the link here 

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