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Louth v Cork – 1957 GAA All-Ireland Football Final

Cork returned in 1957 to the final to play an unfancied Louth team, rarely featured at this stage of the competition. However, Louth would prove to be the better team on the day, captained by well-known musician Dermot O’Brien. Louth forwards Jim Rowe and Seán Cunningham in particular were in great form, as were midfielders […]

Glamour of Galway

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Galway old and new, is captured in glorious colour in this 1957 Bord Fáilte (now Fáilte Ireland) tourism film produced and directed by Colm Ó Laoghaire. Situated on the west coast of Ireland, Galway is one of the largest cities in Ireland and boasts a complex history dating back to medieval times. The film highlights […]

Ireland in Spring

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Ireland is beautiful all-year-round but spring is when it really blossoms. Produced by Colm O’ Laoghaire (director of the Amharc Éireann newsreels for Gael-Linn) this film is a celebration of all things Irish and a delightful window on 1950s Eire. The film focuses on An Tóstal (Irish for “The Pageant”) which was a series of […]