• Short Summary

    Eamon de Valera takes oath and becomes President of the Republic of Ireland.

  • Description

    Title reads: "De Valera President".

    Dublin, Republic of Ireland (Eire, Southern Ireland).

    Exterior shot St. Patrick's Hall, Dublin Castle. L/S President Eamon de Valera arriving with his wife. M/S outgoing president, Sean O'Kelly, looking on.

    Interior: high angled shot President de Valera entering St. Patrick's Hall, guests standing either side. The chief justice reads the declaration to the President elect, who repeats it aloud after him. The President then takes the oath and sits down. M/S President de Valera signing the declaration. Guests stand up. G/V President de Valera and his wife leaving St. Patrick's Hall to applause.

    Exterior: army motorcycle escort leads presidential car through the town. M/S President de Valera seated in car with his wife. Procession moves through crowd-lined streets. Travel shot: motorcycle escort leading the procession through the streets. Travel shot: past crowds. Pan as the President's car drives by.

    Note: longer version of this story exists with speech in Gaelic by de Valera - see record for story titled "De Valera President - Irish Version", in 59/52.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1587.17
    Media URN:
    51097
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    29/06/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:05:00 / 01:24:12:00
    Canister:
    59/52

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