Trooping The Colour


Eamon de Valera after winning the East Clare by-election for Sinn Féin held on July 10,  1917

Rob Cross writes:

My restored and colourised July 11, 1917 photo of Éamon de Valera aka The Long Fellow in full flight electioneering wearing his Volunteers uniform on the steps of Ennis Court House, County Clare….

‘England has her answer’: landslide win for de Valera (century Ireland, RTÉ)

Top pic: National Library of ireland

26 thoughts on “Trooping The Colour

  1. Spaghetti Hoop

    Great pic, but the skin tones do not look Irish. Or did they have sun-beds then for the clergy?

        1. Rob_G

          He was half-Cuban, so presumably he would have been the swarthiest person in the room on most occasions.

          1. Paulus

            Of course; I hadn’t thought of that.

            Perhaps I was making a connection with Boland’s Mills.
            . . .
            Thin and pastry.

            I’ll stop now.

  2. scottser

    dev has a face on him EXACTLY the same as bertie had as he watched james milner’s goal-line clearance on saturday.

    1. Bertie Theodore Alphege Blenkinsop

      He’s dragging them all the way to the title, love the bones of him.

        1. Bertie Theodore Alphege Blenkinsop

          Just do Liverpool a favour on Wednesday, I don’t ask for much….

      1. scottser

        when he signed for leeds i wanted him at united
        when he signed for villa i wanted him at united
        when he signed for city i wanted him at united
        when he signed for liverpool i wanted him at united.
        you don’t win a title without the likes of milner in your team.

        1. Bertie Theodore Alphege Blenkinsop

          That’s it, he’s a winner, his experience has been invaluable.

        2. Brother Barnabas

          dont want to do a cian on it but he was 7 years old when he signed for Leeds

  3. dav

    That priest looking back must be making sure he kept the supremacy of the church to the fore.

  4. Joxer

    is the chap on the walking stick on left Harry Boland?

    Also is that Benny Hill disguised as a priest?

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