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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.

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

Many people recited the famous closing lines of the movie.

Eoin Kernan captured the emotional standing ovation on video:

Source: Eoin Kernan/YouTube

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 jo@samaritans.org 
  • Console 1800 247 247 – (suicide prevention, self-harm, bereavement)
  • Aware 1890 303 302 (depression, anxiety)
  • Pieta House 01 601 0000 or email mary@pieta.ie - (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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