Limerick Steamship Company of The Mall, Waterford

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When: 01 September 1931

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Last photograph in this accidental The Mall of Waterford bunch. We're at the Quays in Waterford today, and this photograph was commissioned by a Mr Farrell, we believe.

Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford

Date: Allegedly 1 September 1931?

NLI Ref: POOLEWP 3849

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    Rory_Sherlock

    • 20/Sep/2019 08:35:19

    The ship, the Luimneach, was sunk by gunfire from a U-boat in 1940. All of the crew members survived, 15 making their way home via Spain and 3 being imprisoned as POWs in France. www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?12944

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    sharon.corbet

    • 20/Sep/2019 09:05:00

    According to this set of articles on the Limerick Steamship Co., the Luimneach was previously the Fairfield that had been sunk at Zeebrugge in WWI and later raised. It had been built in 1915, in Tyne, and was in service at the LSS Co. from 1922-1940.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 20/Sep/2019 09:12:24

    Also according to that article, if it is 1931 then, the ship's captain would have been Captain W. McNamee, who retired in August 1932.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 20/Sep/2019 09:23:16

    Geohive 6" Cassini map.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 20/Sep/2019 10:26:22

    Possibly ordered by Walter J. Farrell, master mariner and harbourmaster of Waterford port. Here he is in 1911 living in Sion Row, but in a house larger than anything standing now, I think. Possibly in one of these mostly demolished houses (Streetview).

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    Niall McAuley

    • 20/Sep/2019 10:37:00

    I think that is Farrell on the crane, hands on the railing, looking at the camera. Compare to the 1935 portrait linked in that Tides & Tales article.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 20/Sep/2019 10:50:25

    Given that Farrell the harbourmaster commissioned the shot and is in it on the crane, and the makers sign says the crane was made just 2 years earlier, I am going to guess that the photo is to celebrate the crane coming into service?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 20/Sep/2019 10:53:21

    I think the officer noted on the ship is the captain (white hat with a badge), in which case it is Capt. W. McNamee per Sharon's link.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 20/Sep/2019 12:15:04

    [from the depths of the Pun Bin...] Via Trove a 1930 interview with Mr A. A. Farrell, Secretary and General Manager of the Harbour Commissioners, who gives full details of new concrete wharves and the 20-ton electric and manual crane. It is a bit ambiguous about the crane actually being there; the foundation is provided is what it says ... trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/108141026?searchTerm=c... Also - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stothert_%26_Pitt

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 20/Sep/2019 12:20:26

    Well I never! - the origins of the expression "By Hook or by Crook" - trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/186903615

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    Brendan J. Grogan

    • 20/Sep/2019 17:36:12

    I believe that the Mr. Farrell referred to by Poole photographer was Mr Austin A Farrell, Secretary to Waterford Harbour Commissioners. He was a brother of my grandfather Walter J. Farrell Harbour Master. The person on the crane is not the Harbour Master nor Austin Farrell in my opinion. According to my grandfather's diary, the Forde Wharf was officially opened by the President William T. Cosgrove on Monday 16th Dec. 1929. here's a link to British Pathe newsreel of the event. Austin Farrell is the gentleman on LH side of WTC as he cuts the ribbon. ifiplayer.ie/irelands-great-new-harbour/

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    Niall McAuley

    • 20/Sep/2019 20:23:36

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Brilliant movie clip! 40 seconds in we get a glimpse of Lord Mayor Walsh, as seen previously: August 20, 1928

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 20/Sep/2019 21:48:08

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] And the crane is there at 0.40. How uplifting!

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    CASSIDY PHOTOGRAPHY

    • 21/Sep/2019 00:12:59

    This is a great historical photograph.

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    O Mac

    • 21/Sep/2019 09:52:54

    Knockane Villa/ Fleming's Castle in the distance...www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15191503761

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    Niall McAuley

    • 21/Sep/2019 15:08:39

    May I point out that the title here on Flickr has a typo? (The archive is OK)

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 21/Sep/2019 16:20:22

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley You may indeed. Apologies, must have been all the shops this week.

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 25/Sep/2019 08:00:09

    Wonderful capture