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February 5, 2015





In the Archives of RTE, the epic of the O'Kalems

Found on the Internet an audio archive of RTE, Irish public broadcasting. This is a report by Proinsias Ó Conluain (Francis Conlon), journalist known for his columns in the Irish language , died in 2013 at the age of 94 years. He is also the author of articles published by Sight and Sound on the history of Irish cinema. He devoted one to Sidney Olcott " Ireland's First Films " in the October- December 1953 .

On this band we can hear Annie O'Sullivan's voice, little girl she was the witness of Olcott's arrival in Beaufort during summer 1911. Her father's, Patrick, owned the hotel where the O'Kalems stayed each summer until 1914.

We can hear another voice, those of Robert Vignola , interviewed by RTE in 1953 and part of which can be heard here.

Sorry for my English

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