Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
St Michael's church, Gorey
Congratulation for your beautiful Album.
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Very good, I thought it might take a while for a positive identification.
[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/]
St Michael's Church, Gorey in streetview.
Designed by our friend Pugin according to the NIAH
Mr French / Lawrence went there several times. Here are his similar views ordered by vegetation growth (!!) -
catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000320886 (ivy on left tower)
catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000333334 (more ivy)
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 ...
The actual image of the Courtown Hotel is EAS_3713, one of a long sequence of Easons in the Gorey/Courtown area.
The Hotel was built on the site of the former RIC barracks.
This page says the barracks was still operational in July 1921, so after that date.
The sequence runs way up into the EAS3720s, I still cant find anything dateable!
Finally - readable headlines in EAS_37278
CROSSABEG MEDICAL OFFICERSHIP
FIRE AT BALLYCANEW
ASSAULT OVER A PATHWAY
ACTION OVER A HOrSE SALE
Damn - hopes dashed. EAS_3729 is also Courtown, but many years earlier, before 1914. These photos are not taken at the same time.
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.
Congratulation for your beautiful Album . Nice Week End.
Thanks [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]]. You too.