Alf McGloughlin sought election to Dublin County Council on June 7th 1920 as a member of the Cuala Group. They were a team of 5 Alf, Thomas O’Connor, Christopher O’Kelly (a brother of Sean T O’Kelly, later President of Ireland Michael Stafford and George Walsh. Alf had fought the Pembroke Urban Council Election on a Republican ticket earlier in 1920. He was also very active in the Pembroke electoral campaign of Desmond Fitzgerald in 1918.
The Metropolitan School of Art in 1910 was under the stewardship of James Ward, ARCA (London) and his team include Frederick Luke ARCA (London), Second Master and William Orpen, ARA and RHA as Visiting Teacher of Painting and Drawing from Life.
While a student, Alf also participated in the theatrical activity at the college playing Tim (a sailor) a play in One Act by Hugh Barden, produced by Fred Morrow. James McGragh (A lifeboatman) was played by Liam Mac Piaras (William Pearse). Alf also wrote a play presented in the same week, “The Fugitive” An incident of 1690. The fugitive was played by Liam Mac Piaras (William Pearse).
The plays were performed at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin from May 30th to June 4th 1910.