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017-P-1956-Tostal-programme-content.pdf
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 an undated black and white photo of the festival committee. The small group of six men pose for the camera smiling, on and around a staircase. While the men are unidentified we recognise Robin O’Sullivan and Gus Healy, second left on the…

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This is an undated black and white photo of a young Dermot Breen, customary cigarette in hand, posing in front of a large poster advertising the various aspects of the Tóstal festival. Tóstal was a pageant held around Ireland to celebrate Ireland’s…

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This is an undated black and white photograph of the raising of the Tóstal flag at the Cork City Hall. A large crowd, held back by young men in white slacks and shirts, are gathered in front of the City Hall to watch the Lord Mayor and colleagues…

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This is an undated black and white photo of a symphony orchestra playing on the stage at the Cork City Hall. The all-male symphony orchestra is not identified but we note that they are all standing, as is the audience, and they might be playing the…

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This is a black and white photo of the ‘Original Tóstal Council’ standing on the steps of the City Hall in Cork. The photo is undated but we can suggest the mid-fifties when Tóstal was inaugurated in Cork.

The Cork Film Festival emerged from An…

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The 1959 Tóstal Corcaí/Festival of Cork souvenir programme is off-white. In the foreground, off centre, is a red Celtic-stylised image of a saint holding a staff in his right hand. The image is flanked by two emblems – one of the harp and one of the…

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This is the maroon-coloured cover of the souvenir programme for Tóstal Corcaí – the Festival of Cork, 1956. The design on the front cover is a Celtic-stylised image of a saint holding a staff in his right hand. The image is flanked by two emblems –…

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This is a black and white photograph of Éamon de Valera raising the Tóstal flag. While the photograph is not dated we might guess it was taken during the early tenure of his presidency in the fifties, during which time Patrick McGrath served as Lord…

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This is a black and white photo of the festival director Dermot Breen (1924-1978) taken in 1957. Breen is smiling up at the camera while seated at a large desk in front of an equally large poster advertising 'Tostal Corcai 1957' (Cork Pageant or…
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