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‘O Captain! My Captain!’: Watch the amazing standing tribute to Robin Williams in Dublin last night


LAST NIGHT, THERE was an open-air screening of Dead Poets Society in Merrion Square following the death of Robin Williams.

At the climax of the film – the O Captain, My Captain scene as Robin Williams leaves the classroom and the boys stand on tables – something very special happened.

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The whole crowd got to their feet as Williams left the room.

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Many people recited the famous closing lines of the movie.

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Eoin Kernan captured the emotional standing ovation on video:

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What a moment.

The screening was organised by Happenings Dublin, with all proceeds going to the Pieta House charity for those in suicidal distress.


  • Samaritans 116 123 or email 
  • Console 1800 247 247 – (suicide prevention, self-harm, bereavement)
  • Aware 1890 303 302 (depression, anxiety)
  • Pieta House 01 601 0000 or email - (suicide, self-harm, bereavement)
  • Teen-Line Ireland 1800 833 634 (for ages 13 to 19)
  • Childline 1800 66 66 66 (for under 18s)

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