Mr. John A. Costello looks decidedly discombobulated as he is escorted by Church and State to some event in Donegal. The title suggests that he has a guard of honour of soldiers, but those are actually some of An Garda Síochána's finest. Their uniform, with the closed collars, should be some guide to the latest date this could have been taken? Where, why and what?
Photographers: Denis Tynan 1923-2010
Collection: Tynan Photographic Collection
Thursday, 24 May 1951
NLI Ref: NPA TYN651
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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