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Costume in County Clare

The reputed inauguration ceremony of the Cenél Conaill.

The reputed inauguration ceremony of the CenÚl Conaill.   The King-elect slaughtering the white mare (a symbol of the territorial goddess) is shown wearing a dark green fallaing over off-white trews.  When bathing in the mare's blood he is surrounded by men wearing fawn, dark green and yellow tunics with yellow, fawn, green and off-white trews.  All men wear a version of the culan hairstyle in which the front of the head was shaved and hair at the back left long.

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