Friday, February 12, 2010

Pathé News Archive

A wonderful digitised video archive of British Pathé's newsreels containing over 3,500 hours of footage, can be viewed free of charge at

British Pathé began in the 1890s and from 1900 onwards they produced an Irish edition. This searchable digital archive allows you to sift through remarkable footage of seminal moments in history.

You can see footage of things like Queen Victoria visiting Ireland in 1900, O'Connell Street after the 1916 Rising or even Kilkenny losing an all-Ireland final.