Charabanc at the Lake Hotel

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Where: 7 Marian Terrace, Inchigeelagh, Co. Cork, Ireland

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This delightful shot shows a "Charabanc" or "Omnibus" loading up with happy trippers outside the Lake Hotel in Inchigeela, County Cork. The image is full of detail including hats, horses, people - but any dogs?

As evidenced by the modern Flickr view highlighted by BeachcomberAustralia, and the modern StreetView shared by Niall McAuley, while the traffic in Inchigeela has changed, the businesses on view have not changed too much. Indeed, even the signage (for the Cyclist's Touring Club on the guest house, and Murphy's sign on the public house) has similar equivalents today. It is these original/older signs which help date the image - to perhaps the late 1890s or 1900s....


Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely after c.1890s (product signage)

NLI Ref: L_CAB_08779

You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    Niall McAuley

    • 19/Jun/2018 07:28:15

    Streetview OSI 25" map

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    Niall McAuley

    • 19/Jun/2018 07:37:12

    I see a CTC sign under the eaves, introduced from 1887 per the Cycling UK website.

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    Wendy:

    • 19/Jun/2018 07:39:09

    what a hat;second from left!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 19/Jun/2018 07:39:55

    Poking around the streetview linked above, I notice that the business is still called Lake House, and they have a more modern CTC sign at the far end of the frontage.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 19/Jun/2018 07:49:12

    There should be a large black Dog somewhere; seen in these four photos - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000331468 catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000319016 (ROY) catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000331467 (CAB) catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000319017

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    Niall McAuley

    • 19/Jun/2018 07:49:17

    There's a man wearing a straw boater at far left, so 1900-1910 somewhere? For the ladies hats (especially the spectacular one at left!) we could use [https://www.flickr.com/photos/la_belle_province]'s input.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 19/Jun/2018 08:05:17

    In this archive shot of the same group, we can read on the charabanc: No. 36 ...(IRELAND) LTD THE TOURIST ROUTE Killarney Glengariff Inchigeela Macroom Cork There is also a fine dog.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 19/Jun/2018 08:13:30

    Just behind the lady on the charabanc at right, we see a Pratt's Motor Spirit sign peeking out, visible in the other archive shots linked above. Anglo American started selling Pratt's Motor Spirit in 1896. The archive shots make a liar of the NIAH, which claims this house two doors along was built in 1880, but there is not sign of it...

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 19/Jun/2018 08:40:18

    Here is some fun - a trip on the bus from Inchigeelagh to Ballingeary 100+ years later - youtu.be/uFdi-23Yy94 (this view at 1:01)

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 19/Jun/2018 09:34:34

    Flickr is sometimes spookily amazing! In 2011 via [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15577771243/]

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 19/Jun/2018 09:46:33

    Also in need of some TLC - [https://www.flickr.com/photos/yournlireland/6095572463/]

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    CASSIDY PHOTOGRAPHY

    • 19/Jun/2018 09:59:06

    A couple of those hats look like dogs.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 19/Jun/2018 11:28:58

    Two hoteliers iin Inchigeelagh 1901: Eliza Nolan and Mary Delea In 1911, just Mary Nolan. Mary Delea has aged 20 years, and her nephew-in-law is now the publican.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 19/Jun/2018 11:40:00

    I don't see any obvious candidates for Mary or Eliza Nolan in these shots.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 19/Jun/2018 11:42:04

    Guys confirms that Mrs. Nolan was running the Lake in 1907 (must be Eliza, as Mary is Single in 1911), and Delea's was another establishment.

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    La Belle Province

    • 19/Jun/2018 14:54:54

    Niall, I'm on it, and thanks for the mention!

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    domenico milella

    • 19/Jun/2018 15:11:42

    Congratulation for your beautiful Album.

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    sam2cents

    • 19/Jun/2018 19:44:15

    There's a scene in Kind Hearts and Coronets with a pub that looks just like that hotel.

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    guliolopez

    • 19/Jun/2018 22:10:33

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] Congratulation for your beautiful then-and-now find.

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    Kneupke

    • 20/Jun/2018 19:14:41

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/] thanks for the old picture, nice!