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    Crowds celebrating after election in Waterford, Ireland.

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    Waterford elections. Waterford in Ireland.

    Elections. Irish election in the town of Waterford; c. 1910s ? Irish Nationalism. Crowd in street; with several children in FG looking at camera; stone building in BG. Next; an open coach stopped in the crowd; in it 2 men wearing bowler hats and one woman. Cool shot of a crowd; working class; including many women; cheering and waving flags (with stripes) as a man wearing an Army uniform steps in front of them; back to camera. He is joined by candidate (? -one of the men sitting in coach earlier). He is carrying his hat.

    CU these 2 men; with crowd swarming about them; pushing in a friendly way. Finally; DS crowd in street; still very enthusiastic; on a slightly raised porch are a several people - lots of men in suits - political leaders? Some are squeezing down into the crowd. Some men waving or tossing their caps. People waving; excitement; celebration. (Note written on the film mentions John Redmond; a politician of the Irish Nationalist Party; and an unidentified 'Sinn Fein Candidate'.

    These 2 parties; while both for Home Rule; had different ideas about achieving it. Not certain who won election. It's not Redmond in these shots; he would be 60 at this time; though it could be some others associated with him. Or maybe they are Sinn Fein. Ireland; Politics. More of this on ON 311B & ON 403A.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:10:00 / 01:03:47:00
    ON 085 L

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  1. Hegira says

    Gentleman in bowler hat looks like Joe Devlin Irish Parliamentary Party MP for Belfast West (1906-1918). In the 1918 general election he defeated Éamon de Valera in the Belfast Falls ward which was no mean feat in Ireland at that time . He went onto lead the IPP as a minority part in the Northern Ireland House of Commons.

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  2. Liam Cahill says

    This is the by-election for the Westminster Parliament held in the Waterford City constituency in March 1918. It followed the death of the Leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party, John Redmond. The successful candidate shown in officer's uniform, with moustache) was his son, Captain Willie Redmond. By a considerable margin, he defeated the Sinn Féin candidate, Dr. Vincent White. The Waterford result was an exception to the surge of popular support shown for SF in a series of by-elections from 1917 onwards.

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