Bridge St. Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo

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Where: 3 Bridge St, Friarsquarter West, Co. Mayo, Ireland

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A fine royal plate from the ubiquitous Mr. French to end the week, and a visit to the Wesht, to Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo (God help us). A nice view down a long, straight street apparently leading to a bridge, with a few people about to add interest. But is there a dog? Or two?

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1880-1900. Possibly slight after c.1900

NLI Ref: L_ROY_09999

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    derangedlemur

    • 14/Jul/2017 07:47:16

    May as well have the streetview: www.google.ie/maps/@53.6240797,-9.2223343,3a,45.9y,299.58...

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    derangedlemur

    • 14/Jul/2017 07:51:06

    Bermingham is there in 1901: www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/results.jsp?census_... As a youthful GP, though. He's selling tea and stuff in bottles in this image.

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    derangedlemur

    • 14/Jul/2017 07:55:58

    P O'Connor is 37 in 1901. Could conceivably be the chap in the doorway.

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    derangedlemur

    • 14/Jul/2017 07:59:44

    Margaret O'Keefe, on the other hand, is not in Ballinrobe in 1901.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 14/Jul/2017 08:12:25

    "GRAPE-NUTS" - sign inside the GROCER's building on the left - what an odd building tacked on to a bigger one (see streetview). Evidently "developed in 1897" according to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grape-Nuts

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 14/Jul/2017 09:24:19

    Great collection of old Ballinrobe photos and postcards. This image is no. 1 - www.maggieblanck.com/Mayopages/OPBR.html Also - www.historicalballinrobe.com/page_id__44_img__119.aspx

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    Niall McAuley

    • 14/Jul/2017 09:28:09

    Agency for Royal Enfield Bicycles "Made like a Gun"

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 14/Jul/2017 09:39:37

    There are two shop names "Birmingham", one each side - "...Ambrose Birmingham (1864–1905), a professor of anatomy, was born on Bridge Street. In 1903 he produced the first of three intended volumes of his 'Notebook of Anatomy'. This book remains the bible of generations of medical students and was illustrated by his own drawings. The Birmingham medal is awarded by his alma mater University College Dublin as a token of debt owed for his contribution to the continuity of his traditions and dedication to the modernised and thus survival of the medical school. ..." From - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballinrobe

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    Niall McAuley

    • 14/Jul/2017 09:44:56

    In 1901, the Stauntons are Saddler and Grocers. By 1911, John Jr is a Cycle and General Trader.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 14/Jul/2017 09:51:39

    I believe we are before this building in streetview, which the NIAH suggests is from 1897, although it doesn't seem very sure about it, as it also says "extant 1923", which usually implies doubts about earlier dates.

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    derangedlemur

    • 14/Jul/2017 10:05:18

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] That streetview looks like the the photo - Jennings and Conroy's tagged above. Why do you think the building's missing in the photo?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 14/Jul/2017 10:42:39

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] In todays photo, the building has four equally spaced windows on first and second floors. In streetview it is clearly two pairs of two. At street level in today's shot we see window-door-window then door-window. In streetview, it is door-window door-window, window-door window-door. The whole building has been replaced.

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    derangedlemur

    • 14/Jul/2017 10:52:05

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] Hard to tell at that angle. I wouldn't have guaranteed they're equally spaced in the picture. They have the drain pipe between them just like now. The ground floor is partially obscured by a telegraph pole, but on the far side of the drain pipe, there are four openings, which is consistent with streetview. Additionally, the ledges above the ground floor appear identical to today's. I think it's the same one.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 14/Jul/2017 10:59:40

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] OK, I think you are right and I was wrong - looking at the wrong building in today's photo. But the NIAH date is still not very definite.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 14/Jul/2017 11:52:39

    L_ROY_09998 is Main St. Ballinrobe...

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    Frank Fullard

    • 14/Jul/2017 12:46:03

    Sad to say, the street looks better then than it does now. Ball intone as a whole looks good, but not this street.

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    khandelwalbrij

    • 14/Jul/2017 14:06:26

    Nice

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    derangedlemur

    • 14/Jul/2017 14:12:12

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] Well I guess now we know it's after 1897 (ish) rather than before it.

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    derangedlemur

    • 14/Jul/2017 14:26:44

    Between Margaret O'Keefe opening a shop, Patrick O'Connor looking middle aged, and the Stauntons getting into the bike business, I think we're closer to 1911.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 14/Jul/2017 14:59:06

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Margaret O'Keefe is only 27 in 1911, so I would agree. In 1900, she would only have been 16!

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    DannyM8

    • 14/Jul/2017 15:23:04

    I did not see the promised Dog....

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    Robert Jack Images

    • 14/Jul/2017 18:09:30

    any photos of ballaghaderreen? specifically kilmovee?

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 14/Jul/2017 23:52:14

    I don't see grape nuts, but below "Grocer" It seems to say Margaret O'Reilley in super mega zoom above the door. Seems to be Wholesale something Tea across the road

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    Niall McAuley

    • 15/Jul/2017 05:06:01

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/robertjack] The only Ballaghadereen I see in the archive is this one of "Saint Nathy's College".

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    Bernard Healy

    • 15/Jul/2017 13:03:24

    The 'Royal Enfield' bicycle brand would put this photo in 1901 or later. [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Enfield] Re; Grape Nuts, you'd have to imagine that it'd take some time for their popularity to cross the Atlantic, so we'd be a few years after 1897.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 15/Jul/2017 21:12:24

    Thanks guys! The vagaries on the date range are duly noted. (Wouldn't be the first where the catalogue range was "out" by a few years....)

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 16/Jul/2017 11:55:37

    Flickr is sometimes amazing - in 2005 via [https://www.flickr.com/photos/chilliwick/] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/chilliwick/388265199/]

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 18/Jul/2017 08:00:05

    Preciosa Skyline

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    CASSIDY PHOTOGRAPHY

    • 19/Jul/2017 09:26:21

    Notice the stone gutters for drainage.