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  • Short Summary

    A priest blesses boxes of Shamrock before distributing it to the Catholic Boys Brigade.

  • Description

    Ireland.

    Title: "BLESSING THE SHAMROCK. Father Philip O.F.M. distributes the National Emblem to the Catholic Boys Brigade".

    M/S of a priest, Fr. Philip, standing at an outside altar with several altar boys on either side, behind them a crowd is watching the ceremony. On the alter is a stack of cardboard boxes, a man in a uniform (head of the Boys' Brigade?) is given a piece of shamrock by the priest, he salutes and marches away. More Boys' Brigade officers go up to the altar and receive boxes filled with shamrock. C/U of Boys' Brigade officers being passed individual pieces of shamrock and more boxes by Fr. Philip, the chief Boys' Brigade officer helps the priest. Some of the Boys' Brigade officers are very young, in their teens.

    C/U of three young members of the Boys' Brigade tucking bits of Shamrock in their hats, more members stand behind them. Panning shot of a Boys' Brigade troop and their officers singing, they are watched by a crowd of onlookers. M/S of a row of boys removing their hats to examine their bits of shamrock.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    334.35
    Media URN:
    24306
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1924
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:38:00 / 01:49:26:00
    Canister:
    G 1070

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