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Watch: Bangor Yacht Race in 1898 - rare film footage unearthed

Rare archive footage from Northern Ireland in 1898 shows a number of vessels taking part in the Bangor Yacht Race in Co Down.

The amazing clip was shot by Belfast chemist Dr Robert A. Mitchell, which actually makes him the first Irish filmmaker.

The footage comes courtesy of the British Film Institute and shows a number of vessels competing in the race as they cut in front of the cameraman.

Two men can also be seen in a small rowing boat in the foreground of the video as the action takes place around them.

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