Square & Main street, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork

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Where: New Square, Co. Cork, Ireland

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If I remember correctly we have been to Mitchelstown before but not with this particular view and not with the Eason collection? Up in the heights of north Cork, Mitchelstown is a small town of wide streets and this fine square. The military firing range of Kilworth is nearby.

Given that location and subject was firmly established, much of the discussion on this image was on the date. The general consensus is that we can likely refine the 40 year catalogue range (c.1900-1939) to the years around WWI (perhaps c.1915-1920). Specifically, this image must date from after 1906 (statue built), probably dates from at least the mid-1910s (businesses/posters/motor-car), and possibly dates from before 1920 (bank building work).....


Photographer: Unknown

Collection: Eason Photographic Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939. Certainly >1906. Perhaps <1920. And probably c.1915 (give or take a few years)

NLI Ref: EAS_0954

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    B-59

    • 25/Oct/2017 08:13:33

    Streetview

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    B-59

    • 25/Oct/2017 08:17:29

    www.thememorytrail.com/content/some-things-see-mitchelsto... indicates that the statue of John Mandeville in New Square was erected in 1906. (S. also www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&...)

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 25/Oct/2017 08:22:53

    The statue was unveiled on 9/9/1906 (to be slightly more exact!) - more information here - jskean.incolor.com/Mandeville.htm

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    CASSIDY PHOTOGRAPHY

    • 25/Oct/2017 08:44:44

    Is that a drone above the power pole or maybe a distant helicopter, or maybe a near dragonfly?

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    DannyM8

    • 25/Oct/2017 08:52:19

    Ryans, Whelan and Fitzgerald are all there in the 1911 census.

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    DannyM8

    • 25/Oct/2017 08:52:57

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] The Statue looks more than a few years old?

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 25/Oct/2017 09:28:53

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] I would say five years of pigeons ! There is a reverse view with posters and possibly dates - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000556781 and a chook!

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    DannyM8

    • 25/Oct/2017 10:02:44

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] I wonder did it cross the road to get there?

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    DannyM8

    • 25/Oct/2017 10:08:34

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] As you have been known to say - Flickr is (sometimes) Amazing, I see this poster in the reverse view you mention above. [https://www.flickr.com/photos/mfspeccoll/4903406228]

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    DannyM8

    • 25/Oct/2017 10:12:17

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] And this one [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/29671368693] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/] Has this poster as 1915

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    DannyM8

    • 25/Oct/2017 10:25:49

    Presume both photos were taken on the same day, so earliest is 1915.

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    DannyM8

    • 25/Oct/2017 10:32:43

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/yournlireland/9030025023] This poster is also visible from the Other NLI Stream

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 25/Oct/2017 11:10:57

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Good work! I am fairly sure the photos were on the same day due to the shadows and scratched out photographer's name bottom right. Also this one? - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000556780, with a man in Army uniform.

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    sam2cents

    • 25/Oct/2017 14:13:43

    Say 'cheese'!

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    sam2cents

    • 25/Oct/2017 14:17:12

    Actually, is there anywhere you can get historical records regarding the installation of telephone lines?

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    guliolopez

    • 25/Oct/2017 22:17:08

    An immediately recognisable view. Mainly from innumerable CorkDublin road trips. Though not in the type of car which [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] has spotted to the right. I definitely agree with the circa WWI/war years suggestion. However, I would note that the NIAH entry for the Munster & Leinster Bank says both "circa 1910" and "circa 1900-1920". The photos in the NIAH entry suggest that the bank was redeveloped sometime after this Eason photo was taken (extra story, replaced dormer/gable window, etc). If the NIAH entry is accurate, and 1920 is the upper bound of that building work, then 1920 would seem to be the upper bound of this image too. So perhaps circa 1915 to 1920?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 26/Oct/2017 13:43:32

    Thanks all - Have updated the tags and description!

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 31/Oct/2017 09:00:06

    fantastic