Tiesan Cafe (46b Harrington st, Dublin 8 ) is currently exhibiting Irish posters from the 1930s.
The exhibition shows a series of Cumann na nGaedheal posters and fliers mainly taken from the 1932 general election. The exhibition was covered recently in the Irish Independent
Below a small sample of whats on show. I intend popping in there myself in the near future.
Many thanks to the sender.
[…] a number of images of the posters /fliers by the organisers amongst them … theres a few more posted here The exhibition continues for the next few months at least. Looking forward to seeing it. […]
[…] off this week with some old Cumann na nGaedheal leaflets and posters, a sample of an exhibition currently on at Tiesan Cafe (46b Harrington st, Dublin […]
The undertones of the cartoon are interesting:
(1) “Mexican Rifles” refers to the claim (widely made by the Free Staters during the Civil war and subsequently) that De Valera and the Republicans would reduce Ireland to the condition of Mexico – anarchic, in constant conflict, and dominated by local warlords.
(2) “Bombs for Jurymen” – the IRA had recently intimidated jurors who sat on “political” cases and Sighle Humphries and some other activists were jailed for sending them threatening messages.
(3) Constituent assembly – Made in Spain. The attention given to Irish involvement in the 1936-39 Spanish Civil War has obscured the fact that the anti-clerical violence which accompanied the creation of the first Spanish Republic received very widespread and unfavourable coverage in Ireland (except in Frank Ryan’s An Phoblacht, which argued – quite falsely in most cases – that the Spanish Republican leaders were faithful Catholics and the whole episode should be seen as a triumph of republicanism over monarchism).