Religious Inauguration Ceremony

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Details

Location

Newry

Year

1958

Source

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

Format

16mm

colour

Length

01min 58sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

British Film Institute, National Museums Northern Ireland, Tourism NI

Rights Holder

National Museums Northern Ireland, Tourism NI

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

Vivid scenes at Catholic religious ceremony.

It is believed this film captures the ordaining of a Bishop in the Newry and Mourne area. Priests, choir boys and various other clerical figures participate in an event that is marked with a high degree of religious solemnity.

This film  was digitised as part of the BFI's Unlocking Film Heritage project.

Notes

These rushes are amongst a wealth of footage that was generated by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.  This government department had their own staff who documented the region through stills and moving images and the films they created capture various facets of life in Northern Ireland. The department was particularly busy in the mid-1950s to late 1960s, creating films that aimed to sell Northern Ireland as a holiday destination. This material captures Northern Ireland at an intriguing time, post-World War Two and pre-Troubles.

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