Footage: Temple Street Hospital Fete 1922

This clip shows launching of the Tír Na nÓg fete in May 1922, in support of Temple Street children’s hospital. That year the hospital was celebrating its golden jubilee, having been first established in 1872. The week long festivities were launched by the Lord Mayor, Laurence O’Neill, and the Artane Boys band can be seen playing at the launch. The fete to raise funds was held in the grounds of the hospital itself, with several stalls, swinging boats and hobby horses, Irish dancing competitions and various other forms of entertainment. At the end of the scene are shots of a boy and girl dressed up as a doctor and nurse, tending to a sick doll, footage that would melt your heart, or at least a softie like me 😉




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