Main Street, Cashel, Co. Tipperary

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Where: 74 R639, Cashel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

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It may be a "Long way to Tipperary" but today we are going right into the heart of it! Specifically to Cashel of the Kings, the seat of the kings of Munster for many years and later of bishops. The main street always had an elegance about it despite the S bend at the top or Dublin end.


Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely c.1897-1906 (see comments)

NLI Ref: L_ROY_00015

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    abandoned railways

    • 23/Apr/2018 08:08:50

    www.google.ie/maps/place/Main+St,+Cashel,+Co.+Tipperary/@...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 23/Apr/2018 09:08:14

    Before this 1895 Croke Cross.

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    DannyM8

    • 23/Apr/2018 09:12:58

    Annie Corcoran - Hotel Prop in 1901 Census also there in 1911

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 23/Apr/2018 09:20:36

    SmugMug is sometimes amazing! Earlier ? via [https://www.flickr.com/photos/abbeyvideo/] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/abbeyvideo/1749836916/]Edit: L_ROY_00017 - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000326656 And in 2014 via [https://www.flickr.com/photos/fotosbyjohnh/][https://www.flickr.com/photos/fotosbyjohnh/13546358845/]

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 23/Apr/2018 09:24:24

    The SmugMuggeroonies already did some useful dating work on Mullins shop, behind the man on the step-ladder - [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/18730458335/]

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    sissonni

    • 23/Apr/2018 09:26:47

    www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley/ is this the cross in a different image - could it have been moved? catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000318431

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    Niall McAuley

    • 23/Apr/2018 09:49:24

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Maybe! The OSI 25" map shows a Market Cross in a different location up near Friary Street and is allegedly from 1903. Yes - This Celtic Cross is called the “Croke Memorial” and was carved as a monument to Thomas Croke (1824-1902 C.E.) in 1895. Thomas Croke was the ArchBishop of Cashel and Emly from 1875 until death. It was originally located at the junction of Main and Friar street, but was demolished in a accident, a replica made, and relocated to the gable of the City Hall.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 23/Apr/2018 10:07:40

    The gable of the Hall is brick here so we are earlier than this archive shot L_ROY_08488 in which it has the modern facing.

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    John Hickey - fotosbyjohnh

    • 23/Apr/2018 10:12:04

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] Thank you for mentioning my photo. Cashel is my Native town

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    Niall McAuley

    • 23/Apr/2018 10:29:43

    In todays shot I see a Pharmacy in the distance right of the Town Hall, in 8488 Ryan's Commercial Hotel occupies that building.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 23/Apr/2018 10:37:03

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/fotosbyjohnh] Yikes! I had better behave myself! Mr French took heaps of photos of Cashel Main Street on at least four different occasions, just by the various names and state of the Mullins shop (above). This reverse shot, L_ROY_00016 - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000326655 - must have been taken at the same time due to the very long ladder outside No. 21 (Mullins) which had not yet been restored and frillified. Which proves that we are 1897 +, when the original Croke memorial was unveiled. (24/01/1897 via trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/115468612 ). And before Mullins was rebuilt ... when was that ... ?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 23/Apr/2018 10:38:41

    Here is Philip Ryan Hotel Propr, in 1901. His hotel has 12 windows to the front, and there is an Apothecary shop next door. W? Galbraith pharmaceutical chemist, lives next door.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 23/Apr/2018 10:40:56

    By 1911 his son William Patrick is proprietor and the Pharmacy is gone, the hotel now has 22 windows.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 23/Apr/2018 10:44:55

    So, we are earlier than 1911, anyhow.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 23/Apr/2018 10:52:53

    The Croke Market Cross did not originally have those two ornate gas lamps at either side (further complicating things) - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000322155 catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000322154

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 23/Apr/2018 10:58:46

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] It must be before 1906 - see your own last comment on the Mullins photo.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 23/Apr/2018 11:26:23

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] Agreed - several of those Market Day shots are 1906, and this is earlier.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 23/Apr/2018 11:26:42

    But is it before the Market Cross was erected? [Edit: No - I missed beachcombers reverse angle showing cross, lights and long ladder]

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    Niall McAuley

    • 23/Apr/2018 11:41:26

    so: 1897 to 1906.

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    Carol Maddock

    • 23/Apr/2018 13:11:48

    Cooee, [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia]! Nice try with SmugMuggeroonies, but we've trademarked and patented Flickroonies... :)

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 23/Apr/2018 13:40:32

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Cautiously optimistic that SmugMug will be a Good Thing for Flickr. Tho I always thought google would do an excellent job of developing Flickr's possibilities.

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    Carol Maddock

    • 23/Apr/2018 13:49:54

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] Cautious optimism from me too, and the big high hiedyins profess to be keen on Flickr Commons, so fingers and everything else crossed...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 23/Apr/2018 14:31:11

    For those who are not tired of crossing their eyes at pics of the same row of shops, L_ROY_00017 must be earlier again, just look at the state of #22 beside Mullins. NIAH apparently unaware...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 23/Apr/2018 14:38:43

    I like the change to pink/blue doughnuts in the header. Mmmm, doughnuts.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 23/Apr/2018 15:23:43

    Here is this lawrence for sale on eBay in postcard form. Sadly unposted, so no help with dating.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 23/Apr/2018 22:56:11

    THIS HAPPENED in nearby William Street in 1888. Frank Dwyer, better known as 'Franky Doodle', and his eviction coffin - trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/171521312

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 23/Apr/2018 23:04:49

    Thanks all! In addition to dropping this on the map, I've updated the date range. (FYI - As [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] mentions we'll stick with Flickroonies for now. Not least as Smugroonies sounds so, well, conceited :) )

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    domenico milella

    • 24/Apr/2018 07:32:46

    Congratulation for your beautiful Album.

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 02/May/2018 08:00:05

    Great shot!