David Kelly with Vida Breen and others at the Festival Club

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Title

David Kelly with Vida Breen and others at the Festival Club

Subject

Cork Film Festival, David Kelly, Vida Breen, Vaz Anderson, Festival Club, Pat Kerrigan, Margaret Kerrigan, Cathal Kerrigan

Description

This is a black and white photo of the actor David Kelly at the festival club with Vida Breen and Margaret Kerrigan. The formally dressed group are sitting, with a colleague identified as Vaz Anderson, under an umbrella at the busy Harp Lager-sponsored festival club surrounded by other festival patrons.

Margaret Kerrigan, sitting on the far right next to David Kelly, was the wife of the labour politician Patrick Kerrigan, who served Cork as Lord Mayor from 1973 to 1974. He was nominated to the 13th Seanad by Liam Cosgrave, the then-Taoiseach, where he served until 1977. Kerrigan won a seat in the Cork City constituency in the 1977 general election and took his seat that year before dying two years later, age 51. They had four children, one of whom, Cathal Kerrigan, worked as a librarian in UCC for many years before his retirement in 2020. He recently collaborated with the Germany-based artist Padraig Robinson on his book Gaze Against Imperialism (Metaflux Publishing, 2019).

The actor David Kelly appears in the archive on a number of occasions. Around the time of this photo, which is dated 1972 – but it might be 1973 or 1974 to coincide with the mayoralty of Patrick Kerrigan – Kelly had just completed the rarely seen 1973 British comedy film Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width (Ronnie Baxter, 1973) which also starred the Irish actor Joe Lynch (1925-2001).

Creator

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, Donal Sheehan

Source

Cork Film Festival Collection

Publisher

University College Cork

Date

1972

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

1972
Cork, Ireland

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photo

Physical Dimensions

255 x 206mm

Collection

Citation

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, Donal Sheehan , “David Kelly with Vida Breen and others at the Festival Club,” Cork International Film Festival Archive, accessed July 20, 2024, https://corkfilmfest.ucc.ie/items/show/341.