This is an 8mm colour cine reel of the Rag parade organised as part of the Festival of West Cork in July 1965, starting on the Western Road and parading through Pearse Street and Ashe Street.


The video shown here is published with kind Permission of Declan Murphy and the Murphy Family, Western Road. Thanks again to Declan’s family for recording the event and to Declan for going to the trouble of digitising the reels and letting them be shared in this archive.

Were you in the crowd on the day or one of the rag parade participants? If so we would love to hear your memories of the event so please leave a comment.

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