ST PATRICK’S DAZE
TRIAL AT TARA
A short Hollywood drama where the people of Tara, all druids and non–believers, are pitted against St. Patrick and his followers. The film ends with an address (lasting approximately 7 mins) to camera by Rosary Crusader Fr. Peyton.
FILM INFO: 28 mins, 1953, Ireland, Black and White
AMHARC ÉIREANN NEWSREEL
St Patrick’s Day, Dublin 1960
FILM INFO: 4 mins, 1960, Ireland, Black and White
IRELAND IN SPRING
An Tóstal, a series of festival celebrating Irish culture in the 1950s, was designed to attract tourists into the country in the spring. President Seán T. O’Kelly opens the festival with a float-filled parade in Dublin. The pageant of Saint Patrick is presented in Croke Park followed by a colourful slate of events around the country.
FILM INFO: 27 mins, 1957, Ireland
See also Archive at Lunchtime: Programme 1 and Programme 2.