• Short Summary

    President De Valera visits Kilmainham Jail where he was held prisoner in the 1920s.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Sentimental Pilgrimage".

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

    President de Valera visits Kilmainham Jail. L/S Kilmainham Jail. L/S President Eamonn De Valera arriving at the prison. C/U carving over the entrance to the prison.

    Interior shot of the main cell block, pan down to show the President being introduced to members of the committee. C/U De Valera talking to one of the members of the committee. L/S President looking at a souvenir which was presenting to him. L/S the group in the main cell block, pan up to show cells round the main hall. L/S cells in the main block.

    C/U President walking towards the camera and passing along one of the narrow corridors in the prison. C/U President entering a cell, believed to be the cell he occupied while a prisoner. Panning shot grimy small cell, pan up to show the small barred window.

    Exterior shot of prison yard across. At the far end of the yards is the place where the leaders of the uprising were executed. Various shots of President looking at cross marking execution place. Panning C/U as the President leaves the prison, he waves to crowds gathered round the gates.

    The prison is to be renovated and made a museum.

    Note: newspaper article on file.

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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:
    01:25:23:00 / 01:26:24:00

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