Theo Dorgan and friend at Cork Airport

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Dublin Core

Title

Theo Dorgan and friend at Cork Airport

Subject

Cork Film Festival, Theo Dorgan, Cork Airport

Description

This is a black and white photo of the poet Theo Dorgan with an unidentified companion at Cork Airport. They are both sheltering from the rain under a Ford-sponsored umbrella in front of the old terminal of Cork Airport.

Prior to the arrival of Cork Airport over-seas visitors travelled to the festival on the Dublin-Cork train. The Irish actor David Kelly, recalling the train journey from Dublin to Cork, noted: "Irish hospitality was at its finest on that train, an elegant Orient Express atmosphere wrapped in a thoroughly Celtic welcome that made strangers who got on in Dublin lifelong friends by the time it arrived in Cork. Revelry and romance are the two words that come mostly to mind when I recall the journey." (John Daly, Irish Examiner, 04.11.2017)

However, the arrival of the airport in 1961 was seen as a great opportunity for the festival to bring more tourists and delegates to the festival and many photographs in the archive show guests arriving, departing, or posing at the airport. The old airport was a convivial spot – children and adults would congregate on the upper floor watching the arriving and departing aircraft during an era when such things held a certain amount of awe. The old terminal was later decommissioned in 2006, on the opening of the new terminal just down the way, and with it the conviviality of the old gave way to the functionality of the new.

Creator

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival

Source

Cork Film Festival Collection

Publisher

University College Cork

Date

1980

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

241 x 194mm

Collection

Citation

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, “Theo Dorgan and friend at Cork Airport,” Cork International Film Festival Archive, accessed March 5, 2024, https://corkfilmfest.ucc.ie/items/show/413.