50th Anniversary of the Easter Rising

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As part of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising, President Eamon de Valera takes a salute from units of the Defence Forces at the General Post Office in O'Connell Street.

  • Title
    Cuimhneachain 1916 Opening Ceremony
  • 1st Broadcast
    10/04/1966
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:01
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Clip title
    50th Anniversary of the Easter Rising
  • Extended description

    The 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising was commemorated by a number of official events in 1966. The week of ceremonies began with President Eamon de Valera taking a salute from units of the Defence Forces at the General Post Office in O'Connell Street.

  • Information

    Both radio and television gave wide coverage of the week of ceremonies commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising.

    The week of ceremonies began with a reading of the Proclamation of the Republic at the General Post Office, Dublin, followed by a military parade. In the presence of a distinguished gathering, including many survivors of the Rising, President, Eamon de Valera, took a salute as units of the Defence Forces converged on O'Connell Street from points associated with the different garrisons of Easter Week and marched past the GPO.

  • Local keywords
    Commemorations, Anniversaires, 1916, 1966, Easter Rising, General Post Office, Army, Parades, Defence Forces, Eamon de Valera, 1960s
  • Geographical coverage
    Dublin, Ireland
  • Topic
    The Media
  • First broadcast channel
    Telefís Éireann
  • Production year
    1966
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    D2735
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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