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    Eamon De Valera visits Galway with Minister of Defence and Chief of Staff.

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    Full title reads: "De Valera accompanied by Minister of Defence and Chief of Staff - visits Galway."

    Eire (Republic of Ireland, Southern Ireland).

    M/S of Eamon De Valera, accompanied by two other men (the ministers), getting out of a chauffuer driven car. They enter a large building, looks like a church. M/S, looking over heads of cheering crowds, of De Valera and ministers coming out of building and getting back into car. Crowd follows as car drives away.

    M/S of two cars carrying De Valera, ministers and entourage. They pull up outside another building surrounded by cheering crowds. M/S of soldiers standing in row in front of crowd. L/S of crowd cheering as De Valera and ministers get back into cars. Cars drive away through crowds. M/S of crowds running after departing cars.

    Note: Minister of Defence was probably Cathal Bruga, Chief of Staff was probably Richard Mulcahy. AH 2001.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:28:00 / 01:16:31:00
    G 842

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  1. Unknown user says

    The building Mr De Valera is entering near the start is the old roman catholic pro cathedral in Middle street in Galway.He was agreat man for going to mass.The building in the background was later known as the Castle hotel. He is later seen entering and leaving the town hall. While it is now a theatre the town hall was once a picture house. However, I doubt Eamonn was at the pictures as the only film he is ever believed to have attended was Robert Flaherty's "Man of Aran" in 1933.
    Great reception that was only ever bettered when the man from Poland arrived in 1979.

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