Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Leaflet from Katie Lucid McCabe- Labour -Listowel-2014 Local Elections February 23, 2014

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A leaflet from Katie Lucid McCabe who is running for Labour in Listowel for a seat on Kerry County Council.
The Campaign Facebook Page
Many thanks to the sender.



Canvass Card from Jimmy Moloney -Fianna Fail -Listowel -2014 Local Elections December 13, 2013

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A canvass card from the current Mayor of Listowel Jimmy Moloney who is running for Fianna Fail in the 2014 Local Elections. He is a grandson of former TD DJ Moloney (a 1956 flyer from him)
His Twitter and Facebook

Many thanks to the sender.




Tom Doodle Monster Election Rally photo-Listowel 1951 General Election. February 26, 2010

Found this old pic at home (I have also seen it in various books on Listowel and North Kerry).
This is a photo of a rally held in Listowel for the election of ‘Tom Doodle’. Prior to the 1951 General Election John B Keane had set up a fictitious political party, the Independent Coulogeous Party, complete with a fictitious candidate, Tom Doodle, who appeared at a ‘Monster Rally’ in Listowel. The picture is from that rally.

A Fergal Keane article about Tom Doodle explains it all… or almost all.

Theres also a short youtube clip of John B Keane talking about Tom Doodle.
I’ve also attached a pic of a class in Listowel taken during the fifties. Notice how many boys are shoeless…




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