Little Communion Girl

A girl dressed in a communion dress and veil walks with her mother through the crowds on St. Patrick’s Street Cork on Saturday. Dressed as she is, she looks almost lost but the crowd parted way for her and her parents.

I don’t know why she was dressed like that. First Communion ceremonies aren’t until next year. Is it a communion dress? Could she be a bridesmaid or flower girl at a wedding?

Two of my photos may be entered into the Irish Photographic Federation’s National Shield as part of the Mallow Camera Club entry. They need fairly large prints which is a bit of a problem but of they’re suitable I’ll link to them in a few days. The competition will be held in Portlaoise on the 12th of November so I’ll be eagerly waiting for the results! I’m not the only blogger entering. Jonathan Hill is entering too!


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    Mary November 1, 2006

    Donncha, that is odd isn’t it and the mother doesn’t look dressed for a communion or a wedding!

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    Gavin November 1, 2006

    This is superb. She just sits right out from the rest of the people in the crowd. Wonderful.

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    Jonathan November 1, 2006

    I love it – great shot. The direction in the image including your view point and crop adds a distorted sense of isolation to it. Fancy dress party perhaps? I think this shot will do well 🙂

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    Donncha November 1, 2006

    Thanks! It could be a fancy dress alright. I hadn’t thought of that. Like Gavin, I love how she’s in a world of her own!

    Jonathan – I haven’t entered this photo, but I linked here because I mentioned the competition, thank you for your kind comments anyway 🙂

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    Regis November 2, 2006

    Nice framing on this picture !

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    tara December 6, 2006

    its rubbish. i hate it and the girl is ugly. the dress is manky. so discusting.

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    Donncha December 6, 2006

    Wow, Tara – you got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning! Sorry you don’t like it but I have to disagree with you on every point – the girl and her dress are beautiful and angelic.

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    .. December 11, 2006

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    Flickr: xeer January 12, 2007

    xeer has posted a comment:

    Thanks Jilly! She looked so unusual in the crowd wearing that dress. It’s nice to know where it came from!

    Little Communion Girl

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    Flickr: jilly2007 January 11, 2007

    jilly2007 has posted a comment:

    The little girl is not making her communion or going to a wedding because my little girl has that dress. It is a cinderella dress (if you look close to the chest you will see cinderella)The dress is blue on the other side and inside out it is cinderellas wedding dress each side comes with acessories like the veil.So its just a costume from Marks and Spencers.

    Little Communion Girl

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    Katie January 31, 2007

    Thats a disney princess dress (cinderella) She must be in a panto

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    Mandy June 4, 2007

    It’s not about the dress, it is about the feeling and atmosphere of the moment. I like it !!!

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    Tara @ Bridal Ireland September 1, 2007

    nice photo…taken really quickly I guess

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