Connacht Tribune 25th April, 1953 p.21
The south Galway genius for colourful characterisation has seldom been better displayed than at the Tostal Dance in Kinvara.
First prize went to Mr Sean Keane of Caherawoneen as “Ould Stock of Gort.” A humourous fantasy, “She’s too fat for me,” by Mr Toddy Byrne and Miss Carmel Sexton, both of Kinvara, took the second award, while Mr and Mrs Tom Doyle of Kinvara took third prize as “The National Pastimes,” with Mrs Doyle as a camogie player and Mr Doyle as a hurler.
Other costumes noted were “The Long Black Hand,” by Miss Martha Leech; “Sheriff O’Sullivan,” by Mr Kieran Moylan; “Sean-Padraig,” by Miss Mary McMahon; “Mr and Mrs O’Sullivan come to An Tostal,” by Mr Alfred Byrne and Mr Michael Connolly; and “The Ould Plaid Shawl,” by Miss Ann Flatley. Miss Dora Quinn was a fetching “Hula-Hula Girl.”