• Short Summary

    An Tostal is celebrated with parades and a soap box derby in Limerick.

  • Description

    Limerick, Eire, Southern Ireland, Republic of Ireland. Irish celebrations of An Tostal.

    Parade down street led by the County Limerick and County Clare fox hunts. Dogs and horses come down main street. Decorated floats illustrating local sports follow in the procession. Mr Bradshaw, Mayor of Limerick and Mr. H Boland Minister of Justice looking at parade from balcony. Men dressed as Victorian bathing belles dance on one float. Various other floats pass by. Shots of Miss An Tostal 1953 with her harp. More hunting hounds. Old cars also take part. Shots of girl and dog in crowd.

    Edward Street, Limerick.

    Book Makers taking bets in crowded street. Various shots of bookies. Three boys ready for soap box / go cart race. SV. Mayor drops flag to race. No. 1 Kart out in the lead. Another race starts and the camera follows the winner. More shots of racing.


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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:27:00 / 01:31:47:00
    53/32 (Special)

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