Way Back When in Ireland

Photo: Frank Tubridy

This was one of the ‘beauties’ I found in one of Dad’s tins of old photos. He generally concentrated on landscapes and seascapes but was a sucker for people concentrating on all sorts of activities.

I have no idea where this was taken but it was clearly in the 1960s, given the cars and the haircuts and fashion.

Times were a lot simpler then, as I can even recall, and how I’d love to see the other end of the rope and who and how many were involved in the fun and games.

Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

23 thoughts on “Way Back When in Ireland”

  1. That lady certainly had her “heels dug in for the long haul” and has the attention of those near her focused too on what is on the other end…It certainly works with ones imagination as to what it is…Determination is the watch word here or the caption…

  2. Looks like a he to me. I have a great picture from the 70’s of my 8 year old son giving it his all in his first tug of war.

  3. Great photo. If you knew the location Jean the local paper would love it and those pictured would be recognised in no time. Tug of war still popular in Ireland among the farming community I think. It was quite popular in Jersey at one time with each parish having a team, but it’s been gone for 20 – 30 years at this stage.

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