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Series/Newsreel titleAMHARC EIREANN
Episode/Item titleFootball: National League Final: Down Are Champions
New Liberty Hall: Foundation Stone Laid
County Wicklow: Big Guns In Glen Of Imaal
Production companyGael Linn
Country of originIreland
ProducerO'LAOGHAIRE, Colm
Script/AdaptationO'hEITHER, Brendan
O'CAIDHIN, Martin
PhotographyCORCORAN, Vincent
MULKERNS, Jim
ENNIS, Val
O'NEIL, Nick
Sound recordingHUNT, Peter
MARTIN, Gene
O'SULLIVAN, Morgan
GLEESON, Paddy
Colourb&w
Soundsound
Production date181962
Release date1962
CopyIFA
SummaryThere are three items in this issue. 1.'Football: National League Final: Down Are Champions'. Highlights of Gaelic football match. (2mins 20'); 2.'New Liberty Hall: Foundation Stone Laid'. Foundation stone ceremony on construction site of new Liberty Hall, Dublin, headquarters of ITGWU (Irish Transport and General Workers Union). (47'); 3.'County Wicklow: Big Guns In Glen Of Imaal'. Soldiers on military exercise in Co. Wicklow. (47').
NoteThe entire Amharc Eireann series was produced by Colm O'Laoghaire, the only person involved with an on-screen credit. Of the 36 monthly single item films, "Readlann Rath Fearnain" and "Gairdini Na Lus" were directed by George Morrison. The remaining 34 were directed by Colm O'Laoghaire. Between 1956 and 1964, the following individuals were part of the production team : Camera : Vincent Corcoran, Jim Mulkerns, Val Ennis and Nick O'Neill. Godfrey Graham worked for a short while as a trainee. Sound : Peter Hunt, Gene Martin, Morgan O'Sullivan and Paddy Gleeson. The commentary was written by Brendan O'hEither and Martin O'Caidhin, and was generally voiced by Padraig O'Raghallaigh. Eileen O'Brien of Gael-Linn would advise on what stories were to be covered. Gerard Victory wrote several pieces of music which were used throughout the series.
Format35mm
LanguageIrish
LocationDublin, Liberty Hall, Co Wicklow, Glen of Imaal.
RightsGael-Linn Teo, 26 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. Ph: 6767283
Genre/CategoryNewsreel
KeywordsFootball National League Finals, Gaelic Games, GAA, Gaelic Athletic Association, Gaelic Football Matches, Stadiums (Stadia), Spectators, Foundation Stone Ceremonies, Liberty Hall, ITGWU Flags, Building Sites, Irish Transport and General Workers Union HQ, Armies, Soldiers, Arms, Guns, Tanks, Military Manoeuvres, Military Exercises.
PeopleDown Gaelic Football Team, ITGWU, Irish Transport and General Workers Union, Irish Army.

Contact: irishfilm@tcd.ie | Last updated: Nov 27 2006.