From the 1961 General Election, a 20 page booklet “Notes for Speakers” produced by Fianna Fáil for the campaign. Given there were no Manifestos then, it had a series of points promoting Fianna Fáil policy and achievements and attacks on the opposition. As well as organised rallys, candidates and others would have spoken outside Masses, in Fair Greens and other places promoting candidates. Many thanks to the sender.
“Keep The Doctor in the House” Noel Browne -National Progressive Democrats 1961 General Election -Dublin South East August 23, 2018
Leaflet from GAA legend Sean Purcell and Brigid Hogan O’Higgins -Fine Gael -East Galway 1961 General Election March 11, 2014
From the 1961 General Election a flyer for Fine Gael candidates Brigid Hogan O’Higgins and Sean Purcell. Brigid Hogan O’Higgins was elected (result here). Fine Gaels polices from the time are quite interesting too.
Sean Purcell, nicknamed ‘The Master’ made his name as a talented Gaelic Footballer winning an All Ireland with Galway in 1956. His partnership with Frank Stockwell led to them being referred to as “The Terrible Twins”. More about Sean Purcell here
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From 1961 “In the past 5 years 245,641 emigrated. They Can’t Vote! You Can..Vote First for Labour” October 18, 2013
From the 1961 General Election ‘Labour the party with the positive policy backed by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions….’ “In the past five years 245,641 emigrated. They Can’t Vote! You Can..Vote First for Labour”
From 1961 “Will European Union Close Our Factories? -Labour watches the Common Market.” June 6, 2012
From 1961 “Fianna Fail’s New Deal for Rural Ireland” ..”For another Spurt forward Vote Fianna Fail” August 14, 2011
From the 1961 General Election “Fianna Fail’s New Deal for Rural Ireland”. The areas covered included Housing, Land Division, Schools, Roads, Electricity and Water.
At the bottom we have the slogan
“For another Spurt forward Vote Fianna Fail”
From the 1961 General Election a flyer for Sinn Fein candidate Tomas MacGiolla who was running in Tipperary North. MacGiolla polled 1,123 votes. He was later elected to Dublin Corporation and the Dail for The Workers Party.
From the 1961 General election a Poster for Fianna Fail urging voters to “Back Lemass”.
Sean Lemass had been appointed Taoisseach in 1959 and this was his first election as leader of Fianna Fail.
Fianna Fail lost 8 seats but Lemass headed a Fianna Fáil minority government.