Open air mass for troops is followed by a military 'March Past' in College Green, Dublin.
Full titles read: "St. Patrick's Day in Dublin - Troops attend open air Mass at Collins Barracks."
Dublin, Eire (Southern Ireland, Republic of Ireland).
M/S shows a priest standing at an altar in a small shelter in a field; an army officer kneels before the altar. From a different angle, M/S shows the priest and officer kneeling before the altar, then panning left, we see the troops standing during the mass. Soldiers carrying furled flags march across the field with a military escort.
Intertitle reads: "Sprigs of shamrock adorned every cap."
Several shots show soldiers taking a sprig of shamrock from a box and placing them in their caps.
Intertitle reads: "The Minister for Defence takes the salute at the "March Past" in College Green."
On a platform on the College Green in Dublin, the Minister for Defence, Desmond Fitzgerald, stands beneath the Irish flag and watches troops and a military band march past. M/S of Fitzgerald watching with his hat against his chest. Soldiers ride past on horseback, pulling guns; armoured cars drive past. Crowds line the street to watch on this rainy day.