• Short Summary

    Eamon de Valera becomes President of Eire, includes speeches by de Valera and Lemass.

  • Description

    Title reads: "De Valera President". (Irish Version)

    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. Various shots of Prime Minister Sean Lemass making tribute to de Valera, finishing in Gaelic language (natural sound). Various shots President de Valera responding to tribute in Gaelic (natural sound). 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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:24:00 / 01:33:09:00

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