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When: 01 January 1920

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It is quite a while since we had the pleasure of posting a Fergus O'Connor image and so, despite the light leak, we have a lovely shot of an estuary/tidal area somewhere in Ireland. I love the way the children are carefully gathered together and sitting quietly for the photographer!

With thanks to BeachcomberAustralia, this didn't stay as "unknown location" for long. It is Crosshaven in County Cork, looking across the mouth of the River Owenabue towards Curraghbinny promontory.

Photographer: Fergus O’Connor

Collection: Fergus O’Connor Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1920. Possibly c.1920 (date given by NIAH for one of houses visible)

NLI Ref: OCO 367

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


Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
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    • 08/Feb/2019 09:24:38

    Near Crosshaven ?? - goo.gl/maps/Sv23jfYdyb32 Rang a bell with this one (reverse-ish view) [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/17086322282/]

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    Niall McAuley

    • 08/Feb/2019 09:40:20

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] Very good! Streetview is obscured by a tree.

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    • 08/Feb/2019 09:44:01

    Yes, I knew I had been there before - see my comment - www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/40450151462/#comment72157... particularly the reference to the motorcycle with a wicker sidecar.

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    • 08/Feb/2019 10:04:05

    In the backgrund (on the left) a three-bay two-storey house, built c.1920, is visible www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&...

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    • 08/Feb/2019 10:06:46

    The Terrace was built c. 1860 already www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&...

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    • 08/Feb/2019 10:28:17

    " ... The motorcycle sidecar in many respects is a novelty today, but they have been around for over 100 years. The British make claim to having the earliest sidecar with a cartoon by George Moore in the January 7th, 1903 issue of motorcycle newspaper "Motor Cycling". By the end of the month a Mr. W.J. Graham of Middlesex had been granted a patent for the design. The earliest sidecars resembled a wicker armchair and are rare collectors items today. They quickly evolved, with materials changing from wood to metal, and their shape slowly became longer and lower. ..." From - www.justbikes.com.au/news-and-reviews/motorcycle-sidecars...

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 08/Feb/2019 20:36:50

    Excellent [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia]. Thanks. (Until the mapping feature is fixed for us, I've added your StreetView link as a placeholder...)

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    Mr. Happy Face - Peace :)

    • 09/Feb/2019 04:11:26

    Beautiful Photography Greetings from Western Canada. Congrats

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    • 09/Feb/2019 22:46:40

    A wonderful looking image, congrats on being explored.

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 14/Feb/2019 09:00:05

    masterful shot