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Congregation Leaving St Patrick's Church in Cork (1902)
Well-to-do of Cork worshippers leaving St Patrick's Church.
In a similar style to Mitchell and Kenyon's 'factory gate' films, church congregations were filmed to draw crowds to the cinematograph shows. This film captures Cork's then affluent middle classes leaving mass in a fine array of hats - essential attire for church at the time. St Patrick's Church, on the Lower Glanmire Road, was designed by architect George Richard Pain and built in 1836.