Monday, 8 August 2011

"Tuam and its People, Through the Eye of the Camera"

As part of National Heritage Week, 20 - 28th August, 2011, the Old Tuam Society has the honour of hosting an exhibition of black and white photographs from the 1960s, 70s and 80s. 

"Tuam and its People, Through the Eye of the Camera" will feature many photographs from Tuam's gifted photographer of the time, Joe Dillon, depicting the townspeople and events which added much to the fabric of Tuam in these past decades

The photographs include some of Tuam’s top class showbands including, Johnny Flynn, Ollie Maloney, the Problems, the Bandits and Big 8. Other subjects include the Sugar factory, IX Textile, Dart, Erin Foods, Farraghers, street scenes, shops, schools, communion classes, fancy dress, musicals, concerts, dinner dances and much much more.

The photographs in this exhibition were made from Joe Dillon’s collection of black and white, 35mm, 120 format and 4x5 negatives. This will be a first opportunity to see many of these images as they have lain dormant for at least 30 years.

The Old Tuam Society would like to express it's gratitude to Mrs Maura Dillon, wife of the late Joe Dillon, who generously donated this treasure trove of photographic negatives, for the purpose of fostering interest in the rich local history and heritage of our town.

Venue: Tuam Town Hall, The Square, Tuam.
Date: Saturday, 27th August
Time:10:00 - 18:00.

Joe Dillon

We look forward to seeing you there and in these recessionary times, what could be better than FREE admission!

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