Mmmmm "Courtown Hotel"? I don't think so! (it's St Michael's Church, Gorey)

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Where: Partridges, Main Street, Gorey, Wexford County, Ireland

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When: Unknown

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In recent years I have seen church buildings converted to many other uses, warehouses, restaurants, public houses and even private residences. However I doubt that when this photograph was taken that this was an hotel in Gorey, County Wexford.

Domhnallcos was very quick off the mark, identifying this as the Catholic Church of Saint Michael the Archangel in Gorey. Another one for the "catalogue correction" list......


Photographer: Unknown

Collection: Eason Photographic Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939. Perhaps late 1920s/30s(?)

NLI Ref: EAS_3712

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    Domhnallcos

    • 29/Jun/2018 07:56:53

    St Michael's church, Gorey

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    domenico milella

    • 29/Jun/2018 07:56:59

    Congratulation for your beautiful Album.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 29/Jun/2018 08:00:40

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Very good, I thought it might take a while for a positive identification.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 29/Jun/2018 08:02:05

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Good call! Flickr is sometimes amazing! In 2010 via [https://www.flickr.com/photos/irene2carton/] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/irene2carton/7915038096/]

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    Niall McAuley

    • 29/Jun/2018 08:02:16

    St Michael's Church, Gorey in streetview.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 29/Jun/2018 08:05:19

    Designed by our friend Pugin according to the NIAH

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 29/Jun/2018 08:59:00

    Mr French / Lawrence went there several times. Here are his similar views ordered by vegetation growth (!!) - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000321795 catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000321796 catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000320886 (ivy on left tower) catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000333334 (more ivy) catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000332957 And another Eason - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000559331 The Easons seem to be in the middle via vegetation, but that man in his suit and hat looks 1920-ish ... Hmmmm!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 29/Jun/2018 11:00:38

    The actual image of the Courtown Hotel is EAS_3713, one of a long sequence of Easons in the Gorey/Courtown area.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 29/Jun/2018 11:04:14

    The Hotel was built on the site of the former RIC barracks.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 29/Jun/2018 11:12:39

    This page says the barracks was still operational in July 1921, so after that date.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 29/Jun/2018 11:28:29

    The sequence runs way up into the EAS3720s, I still cant find anything dateable!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 29/Jun/2018 11:32:51

    Finally - readable headlines in EAS_37278 THE ECHO CROSSABEG MEDICAL OFFICERSHIP FIRE AT BALLYCANEW THE ELECTIONS ASSAULT OVER A PATHWAY GAA ACTION OVER A HOrSE SALE

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    Niall McAuley

    • 29/Jun/2018 11:35:47

    Damn - hopes dashed. EAS_3729 is also Courtown, but many years earlier, before 1914. These photos are not taken at the same time.

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    CASSIDY PHOTOGRAPHY

    • 29/Jun/2018 11:51:21

    Think of the baptisms, first communions, confirmations, confessions, marriages, prayers uttered by the generations of congregations, and the church sells out and it become a disco or whatever. Anglican Church is selling so many churches and properties in Tasmania to generate $25 million, but only $8 million to pay compensation to abuse victims. Can only guess what the other $17 million will be used for.

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    domenico milella

    • 30/Jun/2018 08:06:15

    Congratulation for your beautiful Album . Nice Week End.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 01/Jul/2018 22:26:07

    Thanks [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]]. You too.

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    nannyjean35

    • 04/Jul/2018 18:01:54

    lovely picture