Lynchs Castle, Shop Street, Galway

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Where: Lynch's Castle, Shop St, Galway, Ireland

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In a New Year of promise and expectation we have the old reliable Robert French of Lawrence Photography to start us off. Here is Lynch's Castle, Shop Street in Galway on what must have been a quiet day. Today, even early in the morning this street seems to hum with life, those up early, those going home late, those that have little to do but stand around and, inevitably, the music and life of the city!

To all a Happy New Year from all at Library Towers and the Three Marys!

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: c.1880-1900 (though possibly later than c.1900, given apparent electric street lighting)

NLI Ref: L_ROY_00881

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    DannyM8

    • 03/Jan/2017 08:45:54

    Good start to 2017, I see a Dog!!!!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 03/Jan/2017 09:37:45

    Happy New Year Danny, chosen with you in mind of course!

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    Inverarra

    • 03/Jan/2017 09:48:08

    Glad you came West to start the New Year. Great photo. The old tram operated between 1879 and 1918 when a shortage of horses and changing times finished it off. Many thanks for all the photos you brought us last year and looking forward to your choices for this year. The photo features what John B Keane regarded as one of the outstanding features of Irish towns in days gone by, the corner boys.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 03/Jan/2017 10:50:17

    Four years ago, [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley/] established that Galway's electric street lamps happened in 1905 ... [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/5785190759]

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    sharon.corbet

    • 03/Jan/2017 11:47:00

    Kirwan's are in both the 1901 and 1911 censuses.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 03/Jan/2017 11:50:53

    1901: www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Galway_N...

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 03/Jan/2017 13:45:23

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Thank you Mike, we love going West and keep searching out good images to indulge ourselves. I was thinking the same about the "corner boys" a forgotten aspect of times gone by when people had time on their hands!

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    Dún Laoghaire Micheál

    • 03/Jan/2017 14:03:53

    Galway & Salthill Tram Company 1879-1918. The tracks presumably stayed in place for many more years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galway_and_Salthill_Tramway

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    Dún Laoghaire Micheál

    • 03/Jan/2017 14:14:51

    You wait and wait - then two come along at once . . . catalogue.nli.ie/Search/Results?lookfor=L_CAB_04256&t... catalogue.nli.ie/Search/Results?lookfor=L_CAB_06802&t...

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    guliolopez

    • 03/Jan/2017 15:24:44

    Happy new year all! I don't have much to add to this. Other than perhaps to offer this link (from the Galway Civic Trust) which has a little on Lynch's Castle ..

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 03/Jan/2017 20:50:39

    Is the dog the same one as seen in this photo ? Black head, docked tail etc ... [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6988679474]

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 03/Jan/2017 21:17:58

    Interesting to compare this earlier photo via [https://www.flickr.com/photos/chethams_library/] - no street lamp, a soap and candle shop, and more corner boys ... [https://www.flickr.com/photos/chethams_library/9038805303/]

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 04/Jan/2017 00:38:52

    Thanks all! I've updated the map, added a note to the date range, "borrowed" that link from guliolopez, and tweaked the tags. Great to be back, and looking forward to lots of banter for 2017 :)

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    BultacoFan

    • 04/Jan/2017 08:40:11

    You're missing a word in your date summary - "though maybe possibly than c.1900" - presumably 'later'?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 04/Jan/2017 09:43:39

    Thanks [https://www.flickr.com/photos/bultacofan]. Corrected