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25/07/2021

#ThrowbackThursday | Longford Summer Festival 1996, glory days in Ardagh & Drumlish and Cllr 'Pott' McGovern as you've never seen him before!

Caption: Two warriors clash in a battle re-enactment from a battle in 1315 in Granard. The re-enactment was performed in August 1996 by a group known as the Society of Irish Re-enactors (SIR) who featured in the film “Braveheart” PICTURE: JOE MCDONAGH 

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#ThrowbackThursday | Do you recognise anyone from this gallery of Granard graduation photos from the Longford Leader archives?

In this week's Longford Leader #ThrowbackThursday gallery, we feature a selection of classic black and white photographs by legendary former Leader staff photographer Joe McDonagh from 1996.

See Cllr Turlough 'Pott' McGovern as you never seen him before! Ardagh celebrating their success as the tidiest village in Ireland. Fr Manning Gaels bringing the Sean Connolly Cup to Drumlish national school.  The cast of 'Conversations on a Homecoming' which was staged in December 1996 at Bog Lane Theatre Ballymahon. And many more great images. 

We hope the photos bring back some happy memories and don't forget to tag and share with any of your friends that you recognise. 

GALLERY | Down Memory Lane - a beautiful bouquet of Longford Rose hopefuls, Clondra walking enthusiasts and Moyne CS award winners

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