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
The tricolour really is much nicer with the dark green and dusty orange
Great pic, but the skin tones do not look Irish. Or did they have sun-beds then for the clergy?
Back from the missions?
Ha – good answer.
I’ve always thought of Dev as thin and pasty?
He was half-Cuban, so presumably he would have been the swarthiest person in the room on most occasions.
his father was spanish so unlikely to have been too pasty
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.
Probably out in the fields
saving the hay like
dev has a face on him EXACTLY the same as bertie had as he watched james milner’s goal-line clearance on saturday.
He’s dragging them all the way to the title, love the bones of him.
more half-moonwalk, half-sashay with swinging hips and pelvic thrusts aplenty
Just do Liverpool a favour on Wednesday, I don’t ask for much….
I wouldnt hold too much hope for that, but things are getting better
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.
That’s it, he’s a winner, his experience has been invaluable.
dont want to do a cian on it but he was 7 years old when he signed for Leeds
2nd from left in foreground has to be related to eamon delaney
That priest looking back must be making sure he kept the supremacy of the church to the fore.
is the chap on the walking stick on left Harry Boland?
Also is that Benny Hill disguised as a priest?
I think it might be Cathal Brugha ? He had a limp and a walking stick after 1916.
yes..looks like Brugha now that you mention it!
ha ha, he does look like Benny Hill!