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Congregation Leaving St Mary's Dominican Church in Cork (1902)

A well-dressed church congregation gathers on the elegant portico.

Non-Fiction 1902 1 mins Silent


Churchgoers mill around St Mary's elegant fluted columns in this neatly composed and strikingly well preserved film, which presents us with a good cross-section of a prosperous early 20th Century Cork community. The slow camera pan captures a row of liveried servants in carriages waiting in line. The film was commissioned by showman George Green and shown at the Cork Exhibition in May 1902.

St Mary's Dominican church (opened in 1839) is located at Cork's Pope's Quay, beside the river Lee.