British troops hand over castle and barracks at Athlone to Irish Army.
Flash frame of full title, it reads: "A result of the treaty: historic scenes in Athlone. British Troops evacuate castle and barracks one of Britain's strongholds in Ireland & the Irish Army takes possession".
Athlone, Westmeath, Eire (Republic of Ireland, Southern Ireland).
Various shots of army vehicles (including steam powered truck towing broken down cars) leaving barracks through large gates, crowd of civilians watch. L/S of troops marching past crowds and over a bridge. M/S of Irish soldiers marching into barracks. M/S of three Irish officers striding across parade ground.
Intertitle reads: "Commandant General McKeon (the Blacksmith of Ballinalee) inspects and addresses his troops".
M/S of Mckeon inspecting his troops. Some soldiers are not in full uniform - some where trilbies instead on caps. C/U of McKeon giving speech. High angled L/S of troops marching through crowded town square (probably Irish). More shots Irish troops entering barracks. M/S of McKeon attaching flag to flag pole. M/S of Irish flag being raised. M/S of row soldiers firing rifles in air. Top shot crowd cheering.
Intertitle reads: "Last British Officer to leave, acknowledges the Salute of the I.R.A. Guard as he departs from the Barracks".
M/S of soldiers standing to attention, an Irish and a British officer salutes them before exiting.