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British Pathé is one of the oldest media companies in the world.

They were established in London in 1902, and by 1910 were producing their famous bi-weekly newsreel the Pathé Gazette. After the First World War they started producing various Cinemagazines as well. By 1930 they were producing the Gazette, the Pathetone Weekly, the Pathé Pictorial and Eve's Film Review, covering entertainment, culture and womens' issues.

By the time Pathé finally stopped producing the cinema newsreel in 1970 they had accumulated 3500 hours of filmed history amounting to over 90,000 individual items. Over the last 30 years this material has been used extensively around the world in television programmes, home videos, advertisments, corporate productions and, most recently, in web publishing.

Watch the videos below for a fantastic insight into Blarney Castle in days gone by.

Irish Material 1948 Blarney Stone 1949 Killarney and Blarney 1958 Who, what, where, 1920-39

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