President Patrick Hillery on MacCurtain Street, Cork

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Title

President Patrick Hillery on MacCurtain Street, Cork

Subject

Cork Film Festival, President, Patrick Hillery, MacCurtain Street, King Street, Cork Baptist Church, Arthur Hill

Description

This is a black and white photo of the President of Ireland, Patrick Hillery, inspecting the troops on MacCurtain Street, Cork. He is wearing a dark suit and his trademark trilby hat walking along the street, accompanied by a uniformed officer in a tailored tunic and Sam Browne belt. Uniformed soldiers, in regulation dark berets, line up before him, standing at attention, with their arms fixed to their sides and their thumbs parallel to their trousers. In the distance, just before MacCurtain street meets St Patrick's Hill, we see the Army band. Patrick Hillery (1923-2008) was a Fianna Fáil politician who served as the sixth President of Ireland from 1976 to 1990 following some time as Ireland's first European commissioner from 1973 to 1976. In this picture Hillery is seen walking past the distinctive façade of the Cork Baptist Church which was established in King Street (now MacCurtain Street) in 1892. Its red-brick façade, with its unusual tower and carving over the door entrance, is a distinctive landmark on MacCurtain Street. On its right, and just out of shot, we note the unique red-break façade of Victoria Buildings which were designed by the Cork-born architect Arthur Hill (1846-1921).

Creator

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, Donal Sheehan

Source

Cork Film Festival Collection

Publisher

University College Cork

Contributor

Donal Sheehan

Rights

©Donal Sheehan. All rights reserved. Please credit Cork International Film Festival & provide a link back to this site.

Format

Photo
TIFF
JPEG

Language

English, eng

Coverage

Cork, Ireland

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photo

Physical Dimensions

254 x 202mm

Collection

Citation

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, Donal Sheehan , “President Patrick Hillery on MacCurtain Street, Cork,” Cork International Film Festival Archive, accessed December 5, 2021, https://corkfilmfest.ucc.ie/items/show/167.