Young Girl Sentenced in 1937 for Kiss

Julia Clarke


Watch this rare footage from 1937 of Scots woman Julie Clarke who was sentenced to one month in prision for … kissing her boyfriend in public in Blackrock village. She was sentenced at Dundalk Court as she was caught be the local “vigilance committee” kissing her “unnamed” boyfriend on church property in the village. This scandalous behaviour for the time was subject to Eamon De Valeras vice act but she escaped being put behind bars by returning back to her hometown of Glasgow before being put behind bars. The video shows a joyful Julie laughing and rightfully so at the drama of it all…


How times have moved on … #loveblackrock