Footage: Eucharistic Congress Dublin 1932. One Million people in Phoenix Park

I was brought along as a child to the Phoenix Park in 1979 for the visit of the pope but have no recollection of it(I was only a chisler!), when one million people attended. I’ve seen many pictures of streets and areas of Dublin with banners and decorations for the Eucharistic Congress in 1932 but this is the first footage I’ve seen of it. The scale is incredible and scenes show the Phoenix Park and the altar that was erected on O’Connell bridge during the celebrations.

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