Eglington Buildings and Claddagh Rings (Dillons), Galway City, Co. Galway

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Where: 1 William St, Galway, Ireland

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On the first day on our search for the next 60 million views we have this lovely Eason image of the heart of Galway city. Galway is such a picturesque and welcoming place and this area is the beating heart of the city itself. The Claddagh Ring is synonymous with the county and has been explored here in the past.

We were reminded today that we've visited this corner of William St and Eglinton St before - though perhaps not amongst the same crowds evident in this 2017 StreetView. The general consensus is that this image dates to perhaps the mid/late 1920s. Or even the early 1930s. At 1 in the afternoon. 'Dublin Time' :)


Photographer: Unknown

Collection: Eason Photographic Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939. Likely after 1922/23 (buildings). Perhaps before 1935 (businesses)

NLI Ref: EAS_2177

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    mcginley2012

    • 12/Mar/2018 08:55:41

    What a fabulous ghostly Claddagh shawl.

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    domenico milella

    • 12/Mar/2018 08:56:00

    Congratulation for your beautiful Album.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 12/Mar/2018 09:36:32

    This Lawrence photo might help with something - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000335949 There seems to be a horse-drawn tramway track missing here. Edit - deja vu - www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/32437084006/

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    DannyM8

    • 12/Mar/2018 09:39:36

    I can see a Dog doing what a dog does.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 12/Mar/2018 09:48:07

    2017 Streetview is buzzing.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 12/Mar/2018 09:54:55

    I think the car on the right is a Model T, first made in 1908.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 12/Mar/2018 09:56:19

    Possibly after 1918 when the tram closed - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galway_and_Salthill_Tramway "...The reliance on the tourist trade resulted in a slump in the company's fortune during the First World War and many of the company horses were commandeered by the British Army in 1917 for the war effort. The company was wound up during 1918."

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    DannyM8

    • 12/Mar/2018 10:03:42

    I think that is a Garda uniform in the background? If so 1923 or later.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 12/Mar/2018 10:43:02

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] In the comments on that Lawrence, I noted this DIA entry, we see the taller building in this shot, so we are after 1922.

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    Foxglove

    • 12/Mar/2018 11:21:55

    after a short paws ... the dog has returned. an image of such activity and life detail. great stuff

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    sam2cents

    • 12/Mar/2018 11:22:18

    I really like the Thin Lizzies. You can see two different epochs colliding in this image. Fantastic stuff!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 12/Mar/2018 13:56:15

    There is a sign at left for Higgins Garage. The modern Motorpark business is a direct successor, it was called Higgins Motorpark in 2012 when they published this pdf celebrating 100 years. Edit: In fact this Streetview says it is still labelled Higgins Motorpark as of 2017.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 12/Mar/2018 15:22:33

    That .pdf has a pic of Higgins Garage in new premises at Victoria Place in 1935, we are probably before that date.

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    jamica1

    • 12/Mar/2018 15:59:53

    I am fascinated that the clock is announcing "Dublin Time". Was time not standardized across Ireland?

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    Rhys Chris Pease

    • 12/Mar/2018 16:12:15

    The Statutes (Definition of Time) Act, 1880 defined Dublin Mean Time as the legal time for Ireland. This was the local mean time at Dunsink Observatory outside Dublin, and was about 25 minutes 21 seconds behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which was defined by the same act to be the legal time for Great Britain. Only in 1916 following the Easter Rising and the introduction of Summer Time was the concept of Dublin Time abolished and time throughout the (then) United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland standardised.

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    jamica1

    • 12/Mar/2018 16:14:17

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Thank you very much.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 13/Mar/2018 01:31:37

    Thanks [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] and [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] for the reminder on the previous image. And [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] for the lesson on 'Dublin Time' :) Great work also today on the dating. I have updated the map, tags, text and date to reflect!