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Fancy Dress Parade – Kinvara – 1959

Connacht Tribune 4th July, 1959 p.10

Drawing of a fancy dress costume late 15th - early 16th Century Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519) A.E. Popham "The Drawings of Leonardo" Wikimedia Commons
Drawing of a fancy dress costume
late 15th – early 16th Century
Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519)
A.E. Popham “The Drawings of Leonardo”
Wikimedia Commons

Friday night was Fancy Dress night for Kinvara Carnival and the dancing marquee was crowded for the parade. About 60 contestants took part in the competition which was judged by Mr. Martin Dolan and members of the Premier Aces Orchestra. The judges paid tribute to the excellence of the costumes and to their ingenuity. The following were the prize winners:
Most Original:
1. “Retired to Roundstone” – Mr. and Mrs. Kieran Moylan, Kinvara.
2. “If you Drink, don’t Drive” – Miss Anna Fogarty, Tubber.
3. “Mise Lemass – in Dev’s Boots” – Mr. Brendan Nolan, Kinvara.

Most Humorous:
1. “The Joys of Marriage” – Mr. Vincent Byrnes, Kinvara.
2. “What Type will win the Battle for Man” – Mr. Thomas Byrnes, Miss Bridie Quinn and Miss Maureen   Muldoon, Kinvara.
3. “Kinvara Marquee Fire Precautions” – Miss Eilis Gleeson, Kinvara.

Most Topical:
1. “Shake Hands with the Devil” – Mr. Brendan Forde and Miss Philomena Forde, Tubber.
2. “Dame Margot Fontaine” – Mr Sean Nolan, Crushoa.
3. “Patterson and Johannson” – Mr John McDonnell and Mr. June Lundon, Kilcolgan.