"Street, Dublin City" .... is actually Navan

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Where: 1-13 Ludlow St, Dillonsland, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland

When: Unknown

A street in Dublin City? While this is what the catalogue says, I really don't think so! But, if not Dublin, then where is it or even where was it? A busy hilly street somewhere in Ireland, where a Taoiseach might meet a man in a pub with a pint in each hand? At least they had the electric so dating may not be too hard...

... And we have confirmation that indeed this isn't Dublin, but Ludlow Street in Navan, County Meath. Derangedlemur very quickly set us straight, and while his explanation (that he's "memorised all of Google StreetView") was probably intended as a joke, sometimes I do wonder :)

Beachcomber reminds us that we have previously seen other Eason photos of Navan similarly mislabelled - something to look out for in future...


Photographer: Unknown

Collection: Eason Photographic Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939

NLI Ref: EAS_1728

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    derangedlemur

    • 24/Feb/2017 08:51:58

    It's a bit featureless on the OSI: maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V2,687049,767731,12,9

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    derangedlemur

    • 24/Feb/2017 09:04:17

    It's an odd view to choose. I wonder was he commissioned to photograph the church, and just turned the camera around while he had it set up there? Also, TPM.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 24/Feb/2017 09:29:40

    This Eason shot of Navan in the Archive has a GAA poster dated 12th May 1912, nearby on Watergate street.

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    derangedlemur

    • 24/Feb/2017 09:33:09

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] Seems plausible. The 1911 census matches the shopfronts, except for Mangan.

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    beachcomberaustralia

    • 24/Feb/2017 09:51:39

    Ringing a deja vu bell all over again - I think it is the telephone poles - [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/22726062182/]

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    Niall McAuley

    • 24/Feb/2017 09:54:13

    An earlier Lawrence shot. P Finegan at right in both, no telegraph poles in the Lawrence.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 24/Feb/2017 09:57:45

    Vague reference to someone building premises on Ludlow st. in 1901 in the DIA. Most of the builfings are much older - 1830ish. Could be that 2 story building at right with the 1st floor bay windows?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 24/Feb/2017 10:01:58

    This Lawrence is between the two, Peter Finegan signage as in todays, no 1st storey bay windows yet.

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    derangedlemur

    • 24/Feb/2017 10:15:17

    The facade of the bay-windowed establishment might be 1901. I'd be surprised if that big stone side wall wasn't older. Edit: Actually, it says "Alts", so it quite possibly is just a new facade, or the insertion of a shop front. NIAH has a new shopfront listed for 1910, first house on the left, I think.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 24/Feb/2017 10:22:16

    This Stereo Pair (pre-1884) matches the earlier Lawrence I linked.

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 24/Feb/2017 13:38:04

    [https:[email protected]] do they feed you the answers beforehand?

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    derangedlemur

    • 24/Feb/2017 14:17:50

    [https:[email protected]] I have memorised all of google streetview.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 24/Feb/2017 15:46:11

    Excellent [https:[email protected]] - description updated! (And while I'm sure "memorised all of google streetview" was a joke, sometimes I do wonder..... :) ) What do we think on date? It's hard to keep up sometimes, but seems like 1910/11/12ish is the general consensus(?)

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 25/Feb/2017 01:04:09

    [https:[email protected]] I bow, good sir, you deserve it.