Irish Election Literature

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Leaflet from Joseph Cooney , Patrick McMahon -Clann na Talmhan -Meath Westmeath -1943 General Election December 1, 2014

From the 1943 General Election a leaflet from Joseph Cooney and Patrick McMahon who were running for Clann na Talmhan in the Meath Westmeath constituency. Cooney polled 3,284 votes and Patrick McMahon polled 1,351 votes and neither were elected.
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From 1948 an ad for Michael Donnellan, Patrick Collins -Clann na Talmhan -Galway North July 12, 2013

From the 1948 General Election an ad for Michael Donnellan and Patrick Collins who were running for Clann na Talmhan in Galway North. Donnellan was elected , having initially been elected in 1943 a seat he held until his death in 1964. He won All Ireland medals playing for Galway , as did his son John Donnellan and grandson Michael Donnellan.
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Leaflet from Thomas McNamara -Clann na Talmhan -1953 Galway South By Election June 14, 2013

From the 1953 Galway South By Election a leaflet from Clann na Talmhan candidate Thomas McNamara. The By Election was caused by the death of Fianna Fail TD (and former Ceann Comhairele) Frank Fahy. McNamara polled 629 votes. The leaflet is a message from Party leader and Mayo South TD Joseph Blowick.  It outlines some of the issues faced by Farmers at the time.
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