Once a feature of many secondary schools the gymnastics display was the culmination of many months of work and training. If it were brought back, might it mark an end to the obesity issues of this century?
Though labelled as "Good Council College" in our catalogue, Niall McAuley
confirmed that this should actually be "Good Counsel
College" in New Ross, County Wexford. We have visited the college and its students once or twice before, and B-59
and Niall McAuley
remind us that a number of Poole commissions by Fr Conlon (or Conla
n; rector of the college in the 1930s) date to the a similar range - likely indicating that this image also dates to the 1930s.
Photographer: A. H. Poole
Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford
Date: Catalogue range c.1901-1954. Though likely c.1930s
NLI Ref: POOLEWP 3967
You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons