This old gate to the town of Clonmel which once controlled traffic entering and leaving must have become a true bottleneck with the recent proliferation of motor cars and heavy traffic? At the time this photograph was taken however it does not appear to have been too much of a problem.
Thank you all for yesterdays contributions on Main Street, Tipperary
, it was very enlightening! Thanks also for the contributions on today's image. Focusing mainly on the date, the suggestion is that it was captured in the first decade or so of the catalogue range (perhaps after 1905, or into the 1910s). Certainly the NIAH entry on the gate itself
doesn't help - in that it confirms it was built 100 years prior to this capture. That the gate has a plaque commemorating a famous son of Clonmel, Laurence Sterne
, was news to me though.....
Collection: Eason Photographic Collection
Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939. After c.1905
NLI Ref: EAS_3422
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons