Good Counsel College, New Ross, gymnastic : commissioned by Rev. Father Conlon

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Where: Wexford, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1930

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Once a feature of many secondary schools the gymnastics display was the culmination of many months of work and training. If it were brought back, might it mark an end to the obesity issues of this century?

Though labelled as "Good Council College" in our catalogue, Niall McAuley confirmed that this should actually be "Good Counsel College" in New Ross, County Wexford. We have visited the college and its students once or twice before, and B-59 and Niall McAuley remind us that a number of Poole commissions by Fr Conlon (or Conlan; rector of the college in the 1930s) date to the a similar range - likely indicating that this image also dates to the 1930s.


Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford

Date: Catalogue range c.1901-1954. Though likely c.1930s

NLI Ref: POOLEWP 3967

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 30/Aug/2016 07:15:07

    A is for ... ... ?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 30/Aug/2016 08:15:28

    Good Counsel College, I believe.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 30/Aug/2016 08:18:26

    Another one commissioned by Father Conlon at the College: May 30, 1931

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    B-59

    • 30/Aug/2016 08:18:28

    "Fr John Furlong became Prior again in 1879 and, yielding to pressure from the local people, he decided to build a new college on the site beside the Augustinian church. He named it Good Counsel College, and it was opened on 8 September 1890 with 40 day-pupils." goodcounselcollege.ie/about/history/ "From 1890 until 1980, the old Good Counsel College stood in the heart of New Ross. It was a small boarding school which catered for students from all parts of Ireland." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Augustine%27s_and_Good_Counsel_C...

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    B-59

    • 30/Aug/2016 08:20:52

    This must have been somewhere around here: goo.gl/maps/FPYYk4xR1rQ2

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    B-59

    • 30/Aug/2016 08:23:45

    Btw: The Augustinian church closed in 2015: www.independent.ie/regionals/newrossstandard/news/augusti...

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    B-59

    • 30/Aug/2016 08:30:50

    The Augustinian Priory in www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&... No mention of the college.

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    B-59

    • 30/Aug/2016 08:36:34

    Another photo of the college: www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/7156914666/

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    B-59

    • 30/Aug/2016 08:39:41

    The college in www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 30/Aug/2016 08:48:56

    From the comments on the Handball alley pic: Fr. Thomas A. Conlan, OSA, Rector of the college from 1930 to 1942

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    domenico milella

    • 30/Aug/2016 08:51:58

    Congratulation for your beautiful Album.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 30/Aug/2016 11:53:23

    Thanks all! Great stuff as usual. I had updated the map to reflect the input on location today - but it doesn't seem to be reflecting in the web view (seemingly and unfortunately there is an ongoing issue with Geotagging in the tool). I will try again later. In the meantime as regards dates, do we think that (based on who commissioned the image) we can safely refine the 5 decade catalogue range (c.1900-1950) to a decade or so (perhaps c.1930s)?

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    DannyM8

    • 30/Aug/2016 12:28:10

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland my vote goes to the c.1930's

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    La Belle Province

    • 30/Aug/2016 14:54:52

    I like their natty gymnastics outfits. Compare this with girls' gym bloomers, also known as "gym suits", the bane of my youth.

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    Dún Laoghaire Micheál

    • 30/Aug/2016 22:03:22

    I'd go closer than 1930's - how about April 1930's with those tulips showing that there was still a lot of time left to end of term.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 30/Aug/2016 22:45:12

    Thanks https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected], https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] and everyone. Have updated the description and tags (and now that the mapping is working again) the location to try to summarise today's inputs.

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 12/Sep/2016 08:00:27

    very nice capture!