British Pathé releases video of 1923 Ennis arrest of De Valera

British Pathé releases video of 1923 Ennis arrest of De Valera

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Eamon de Valera, addressing a meeting in Ennis just before his arrest in a 1923 photo. (AP Photo)
Eamon de Valera, addressing a meeting in Ennis just before his arrest in a 1923 photo. (AP Photo)

British Pathé has released over 35,000 videos on YouTube, including one captured in 1923 showing the arrest of Éamon de Valera in Ennis in 1923.

The video describes how”Ireland’s stormy petrel” reappears from hiding and is promptly arrested in dramatic circumstances.

Mill Street (Parnell Street) and O’Connell Square feature in the 59-second video.

More from British Pathé here.

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