Dublin Castle relinquishes power to Sinn Fein Provisional Government.
Eire (Southern Ireland, Republic of Ireland).
Full title reads: "Irish Free State. Dublin Castle symbol and citadel of British Rule for centuries "surrenders" to Sinn Fein Provisional Government".
Intertitle: "The official entry was singularly undramatic - though a moment that will live forever in Irish minds".
M/S of three cars and horse drawn carriage driving through arch, enthusiastic crowd on pavement waves and cheers.
M/S of W. T. Cosgrove, Richard Malcahy and K. O'Higgens (Cabinet ministers of Dail) coming through doorway. More men follow - probably important Republican figures. M/S of two elderly men exiting same door. M/S of small crowd, some standing on cart, shouting up to a large house. One waves large Irish flag. M/S of those on cart cheering. M/S of crowded cart driving past camera, more people follow on foot.
Note: exact date of issue unknown: no release date on issue sheet. Date in box is estimate taking into account dates of other Pathe Gazette issues with similar can. numbers. AH 2001.
Amendment October 2011: A visitor to the site has commented that this clip does not contain Richard Mulcahy, but it does contain Michael Collins, Eamonn Duggan and Eoin MacNeill. The handover of Dublin Castle occurred on 16 January 1922.