Dinner party with Jack Lynch, Vida Breen and others

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Title

Dinner party with Jack Lynch, Vida Breen and others

Subject

Cork Film Festival, Jack Lynch, Vida Breen

Description

This is a black and white photo of Jack Lynch at a dinner function seated with Vida Breen and others, one of whom is identified as Hank Nimbergen. Behind them their fellow diners, seated at tables decorated with candelabra, are busy eating at laden tables.

Vida Breen (née Daly), wearing a white blouse over a chevron-patterned skirt, is turned to her companion, listening as he talks. She was the wife of the festival director, Dermot Breen, who died unexpectedly in 1978. Vida died almost forty years later in 2017.

The Fianna Fáil politician Jack Lynch, seated across from Breen on the far right, is talking to his companion while resting his hands on the table. (We note that while this photo is dated 1960s, the three men in this picture are wearing brightly-patterned wide ties reminiscent of the 1970s, and not of the 1960s which favoured the narrow tie.) During the 1960s Jack Lynch worked as a parliamentary secretary for Eamon de Valera succeeding Sean Lemass in 1966. He would later serve as Taoiseach from 1966 to 1973 and 1977 to 1979.

Creator

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival

Source

Cork Film Festival Collection

Publisher

University College Cork

Rights

This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Please credit the Cork International Film Festival Archive and provide a link back to the site.

Format

Photo
TIFF
JPEG

Language

English, eng

Coverage

Cork, Ireland

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photo

Physical Dimensions

253 x 203mm

Collection

Citation

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, “Dinner party with Jack Lynch, Vida Breen and others ,” Cork International Film Festival Archive, accessed November 30, 2021, https://corkfilmfest.ucc.ie/items/show/265.