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Where: Donegal, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1959

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A big day in Glenties with a marching band of young ladies adorned with Dickie Bows and Hair Bows while wielding tin whistles. The background is interesting as behind the politicians and dignitaries you can see the FCA who would normally head any parade? I love the sight of the Garda Superintendent striding out behind keeping the place safe!

Photographers: Denis Tynan 1923 - 2010

Collection: Tynan Photographic Collection

Date: 1959

NLI Ref: NPA TYN1352

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    • 14/Nov/2018 08:28:49

    The priest looks like Fr James McDyer, of Gleann Cholm Cille fame, a Glenties man.

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    • 14/Nov/2018 08:47:04

    Streetview -

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    • 14/Nov/2018 10:23:32

    Fine pair of Ford Consul Mark II - And early split rear window VW Beetles with 'Pope's nose' light -

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    • 14/Nov/2018 11:03:29

    ladies have berets and head scarves in the lower right. Fall time chill in the air?

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    O Mac

    • 14/Nov/2018 11:32:40

    Radharc did a programme on Glenties Tidy Towns in 1962 including interview with the Parish Priest seen walking in the parade above. "The Tidy Towns competition established in Ireland in 1958 has proven to be a great initiative, bringing communities together and encouraging residents to look after their town and keep their locality tidy. Glenties in County Donegal is no stranger to the competition and has taken the crown for tidiest town in Ireland for three years in row. This story from Programme 2 of Radharc originally broadcast in 1962, shows what it takes to win and find out from Glenties residents what sets them apart from other towns in Ireland." Probably taken shortly before ......

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 16/Nov/2018 00:21:50

    Thanks []. A good point. It could well be related to that image:

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    • 16/Nov/2018 18:49:30

    With those hair bows it looks like the local chapter of the JoJo Siwa Fan Club.