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    Road block put in place for meeting in County Sligo, Ireland.

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    Sligo, Ireland

    Full titles read: " Mr. Griffith in Sligo - Roads blocked. - Executive Forces occupy principal building - GHQ Troops guard the Meeting -."

    Various shots of men pushing large branches into position to block the road. M/S of man in military uniform using axe, he smiles at camera. Various shots of men marching up and down in meeting house.

    M/S of men (soldiers) on back of van carrying guns. M/S of large building. M/S of men smiling from open window with guns. Numerous shots of officials arriving for meeting, crowds begin to gather. M/S of man climbing out of car, (Mr Griffith ?) he raises his hat M/S of van blocking road, crowds of people. M/S of group of men looking at camera.

    Amendment October 2011: A visitor to the site has written in with additional information. Mr Arthur Griffith appears wearing a hat and carrying a stick. Michael Collins is the next man to walk in. The man alighting from the carriage is not Griffith. Eamonn DeValera next walks through the crowd. This is footage from the run up to the general election in 1922.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:13:00 / 01:20:52:00
    G 869

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  1. Unknown user says

    Hello, the man in military uniform chopping the tree with an axe is General Sean Mac Eoin, future minister for justice and defence. He was also a friend of Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith and indeed both of these men attended his wedding in Longford which is also subject of another pathe movie on your site.

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