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Since its establishment in 1956, the festival has awarded the St Finbarr statuette to its winners. Designed by the Cork-born sculptor Seamus Murphy, the bronze-coloured representation of the saint is 31cm high including the base. The base in this…

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This is a souvenir programme for Tóstal Corcaí – the Festival of Cork, 1956. The original programme is a soft card-bound issue measuring 18.5cm x 24cm with 68 numbered pages. The pdf version includes a welcome from Lord Mayor Patrick McGrath.…

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This is a black and white photo of festival delegates on a stage, lined up and arms linked. The convivial group, all dressed in evening wear, stretch out across the expanse of the stage and appear to be singing – we might hazard a guess that they are…

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This black and white photo shows festival director Dermot Breen with the Irish Ambassador to London, Con Howard, and the film critic Father Burke. Father Burke was a friend of the festival since its inception and he appears in the archive in a photo…

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This black and white photo shows the festival director Dermot Breen sitting alongside Tom Nicholas. Breen is in full flight, arm outstretched, while Nicholas leans forward, glass in hand, smiling for the camera. Nicholas was a founding member of the…

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This black and white photo shows the festival director Dermot Breen with representatives from Harp Ireland. Breen is shown shaking hands with the Harp rep while leaning over a large foil-covered harp.Since its origin, the festival depends on the…

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This black and white photo shows the festival director Dermot Breen in conversation with the chairman of the Film Appeals Board Conor Maguire. They are both wearing black-tie suits with a festival ribbon pinned to their lapel. Maguire (1922-2009),…

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This black and white photo shows the festival director presenting a St Finbarr statuette to an unidentified recipient.The St Finbarr statuette was designed by the Cork-born sculptor Seamus Murphy RHA. A small number of festival programmes (eg 1970)…

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This black and white photo shows the festival director Dermot Breen in conversation with two colleagues, one of whom is identified as Mr J Chapman. The small convivial group are huddled together, with food and drink in hand, smiling and laughing as…

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This is a black and white photo of a formally dressed group of five, laughing and posing for the camera. The delegate at the far left of the photo, in a flowing puff-sleeved dress, is identified at the back of the photo as ‘Ida’. The others include…
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