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Another Tynan shot of the "Queen and Exiles" festival in Glenties, Co. Donegal but did we ever find out what that festival was all about? This shot shows a float or even a truck decorated with a theme based on the "Horse that didn't run". I love the young bucks walking along enjoying the craic!

Photographers: Denis Tynan 1923 - 2010

Collection: Tynan Photographic Collection

Date: 1971


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    Dr. Ilia

    • 09/Aug/2019 08:00:07


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    Carol Maddock

    • 09/Aug/2019 08:04:55

    D'Alton Sports was the Cardinal D'Alton Games at Glenties on the weekend of 4 & 5 July 1971, “run in conjunction with the Glenties Homecoming Festival”. (Donegal News, 10 July 1971). Glenties Homecoming Festival opened on Friday 2 July and ran until 11 July. Don't know about the Queens, but this explains Exiles. The “Idea of the Homecoming Festival is to encourage emigrants from Glenties who are overseas to return home and take part in the festival activities in their home town during this week”. (Donegal Democrat, 2 July 1971)

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 09/Aug/2019 08:19:56[email protected] Great, now we know that but what about the Horse? Who's going to take him to France?????

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    O Mac

    • 09/Aug/2019 08:23:37


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    Carol Maddock

    • 09/Aug/2019 08:39:22

    [] :) For the benefit of youngsters, or those of you Out Foreign, "Who's taking the horse to France?" was an ad for butter in the 70s/80s. It was full of simmering passions as well as sizzling salmon steaks. Here it is...

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    O Mac

    • 09/Aug/2019 09:16:19

    Carol Maddock Stops the lights, get up the yard and press button A. '70's/'80's?? It wasn't that long ago. That Kerry Gold ad was made in 1994..

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    Carol Maddock

    • 09/Aug/2019 10:34:21[email protected] Oh crikey! That means I'm officially abandon all hope old. Yours sincerely, A raddled crone p.s. wizened even further by the fact that I know what you mean about pressing button A p.p.s. on the bright side, haven't lost my memory. (yet!)

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    Dún Laoghaire Micheál

    • 09/Aug/2019 14:31:58

    [[email protected]] your sizzling memories (and that Harp parasol) may be confusing the heat generated by Sally O'Brien (and the way she might look at ye).

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    Carol Maddock

    • 09/Aug/2019 15:23:29[email protected] You could fry an egg, if you only had an egg... :)

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    • 09/Aug/2019 22:28:43

    Sometimes Flickr is slightly to the left. And dark. In 2016 via

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    • 09/Aug/2019 22:55:23[email protected] I thought they ate the horse! one shot we see the horse, next shot meat frying in a pan.

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    Carol Maddock

    • 12/Aug/2019 08:23:22[email protected] Salmon! Salmon sizzling in the pan! :)