Surrender of Dublin Castle

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Details

Location

Dublin

Year

1922

Source

National Film and Television Archive

Format

35mm, film, intertitles

black and white

Length

01min 26sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

British Film Institute

Rights Holder

British Film Institute

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Description

Only a week after the Treaty had been ratified, Dublin Castle, the heart of British Rule in Ireland, is handed over to the Provisional Government (which strictly speaking was headed by Arthur Griffith and not Michael Collins). Cathal Brugha, even though he had voted against the Treaty, is there at 00:23 (he was the Dail Minister of Defence, but now had no cabinet post). At 00:41 the Lord Lieutenant, Lord Fitzalan is leaving. The Black and Tans and Auxiliaries are seen ready to go.

Shot List

'The Surrender of Dublin Castle. Topical Budget.', 'Historic Building which for Centuries has been the stronghold of the Crown formally handed over to Provisional Government of Southern Ireland.' View from above looking down on a crowd lined street with cars and vans passing. 00:23 The fourth man is Cathal Brugha. 'Provisional Government, headed by Mr Collins, arrives to take over.' General views inside courtyard of Dublin Castle. 00:41 'Exit the Viceroy, Lord Fitzallen'. 00:59 'The Black & Tans pack up'. 01:22 'The last guard of the Castle dismissed'.