Irish Civic week Pageant O’Connell Street 1929

Brilliant scenes of civic week in September 1929. There were many aspects to civic week and here on display is the industrial pageant on O’Connell Street. I love every detail, from the corporation fire engines, businesses advertised(Pattersons matches etc.) with floats and also the clothing of the people attending. Launched at the Mansion House in September, civic week included military displays, music, dancing, window dressing competition, and even a play written by Michael Mac Liammoir and produced by Hilton Edwards, called “The Ford of the Hurdles”. Anyway, watch out for the horse pulling the giant brush!  😉



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