Portrait of Dublin

Portrait of Dublin (1952)

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 1952-01-01
  • Runtime: 0h 17min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Irish Film Productions
  • Production Country: Ireland
  • Director: Liam Ó Laoghaire


This short film was made by filmmaker (later archivist) Liam Ó Laoghaire (aka Liam O’Leary) and was commissioned by the Cultural Relations Committee of the Irish Department of External Affairs. The film was designed to promote the city of Dublin to its inhabitants and to potential visitors from abroad. Brendan J. Stafford’s crisp black and white cinematography serves the city’s elegant architecture well while the narrator tells of the city’s cultural, literary and architectural history and its many venerable inhabitants. The elegant Georgian squares, the bustling markets, the tranquil parks and the sparkling nightlife present a city that is vibrant, cultured and steeped in history.

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  • John Jordan

    as Narrator
Production Brendan J. Stafford Producer
Crew Brendan J. Stafford Cinematography
Sound Peter Hunt Sound
Directing Liam Ó Laoghaire Director
Editing Liam Ó Laoghaire Editor
Writing Liam Ó Laoghaire Writer
Sound Margaret O'Leary Music