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After all the looking up yesterday and the struggle to even put the right numbers on houses we felt that everybody needed a wee bit of refreshment, and so a visit to St. James’s Gate and the Guinness Brewery was called for. For that reason, we can now look down and see the entire area surrounding the Brewery with areas north and south of the Liffey as a bonus!

Photographer: Alexander Campbell “Monkey” Morgan

Collection: Morgan Aerial Photographic Collection

Date: June 1955

NLI Ref: NPA MOR1310

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 26/Feb/2021 09:09:22

    GoogleMaps Satellite 3D (thirsty!) - www.google.com/maps/@53.3543913,-6.2838047,990a,35y,18... Someone will know - does the "187.28h" in the google data tell us the height in metres? If so, we could probably work out Monkey's altitude from the perspectives etc.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 26/Feb/2021 09:20:53

    First thing that jumps out are the floating docks loading the barges to ferry kegs down to the docks for export, all gone now. It looks as if the little tramway to bring kegs to the landing slips were already replaced by lorries by this date.

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    cargeofg

    • 26/Feb/2021 09:40:15

    Also of note is the number of horse an drays in one yard to right and in the other yard to upper left rows of what look like small vans. Is the graded mound with retention edges of wood baulks and barrels waste material brewers grains? see notes on photo.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 26/Feb/2021 09:54:49

    Guinness Barge

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    O Mac

    • 26/Feb/2021 11:21:14

    I think i can make out the Guinness Tank Engine at the Dr Steevens Hospital gate. www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/19130644968/ [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Is that not coal in your note?

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    cargeofg

    • 26/Feb/2021 11:57:08

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Coal. That would make more sense. Ferried up from the port and off loaded at the floating dock. Used for all the boilers in the brewery and the barges. I will change note on photo.

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    Oretani Wildlife (Mike Grimes)

    • 26/Feb/2021 12:50:42

    I have a cousin, Patricia, from Dublin. I remember being Amazed as a child when visiting them and being told that one of the Guinness boats, Lady Patricia, was named after her. Aahhh, childhood naivety.

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    suckindeesel

    • 26/Feb/2021 14:15:57

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] They also had their own Power House for generating electricity, but don't know if it ran on coal or oil. Like railway works of the time they were very self sufficient, nothing was outsourced

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    cargeofg

    • 26/Feb/2021 15:35:07

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Yes GWR works in Swindon were like that. Made their own rivets back in the day.

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    olympuswalsh

    • 26/Feb/2021 21:28:03

    Fantastic photo. You can even see the Grand Canal coming into the Guinness Buildings at Grand Canal Place. Now the Luas runs along it and turns at St James Hospital.

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    suckindeesel

    • 26/Feb/2021 23:36:17

    Went on a tour of the brewery about 5-years after this photo was taken. In those days it was an actual tour and not what is offered nowadays. It was quite an experience where we shown the various processes involved. I'll always remember the smell from the open vats. At the end we were conducted through an underground tunnel, which to my surprise, led us to the other side of the street where we went to the visitors bar. My older companions were all served a complimentary pint but they were a bit dubious about me due to my tender years. However, I did get a half pint of the black stuff, my first ever taste of Guinness. Was a little light headed walking up Stevens Lane on the way home. Back in the day a job in the brewery would have been seen as the best job in Dublin. Virtually impossible to obtain unless it was a son of an existing employee. To my recollection they mostly employed ex BA, particularly post war. I think you were guaranteed your job back if you volunteered. They were a very benevolent company who looked after their employees by building housing, providing free medical services including a pharmacy, a theatre and a sports ground. The tenants even got a yearly grant for the upkeep of their gardens. An employee could get his daily allowance of porter at the "tap" and if his pal was TT could use his chit to get more. Consequently there were a lot of big men there. https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/23826748744/in/photolist-2kF5E8w-25aQ2sd-CiujhQ-DUM6z8-v9vyfm-su8nYW

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    suckindeesel

    • 27/Feb/2021 13:04:22

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Brief glimpse of Guinness train in this trailer for The Face of Fu Manchu, around 2:26, youtu.be/33mJRSKipbw

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    O Mac

    • 27/Feb/2021 14:43:51

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ I'm not going to ask how you came to find that... very weird stuff!! I've a in house Guinness book from the 1920's with that photo of the large vats in. I'll upload the pictures sometime.

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    suckindeesel

    • 27/Feb/2021 14:56:23

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] I once saw the movie and remembered that scene. Plenty of other scenes filmed in Dublin, worth a look. m.facebook.com/IrishRailwayRecordSociety/videos/guinness-...

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    suckindeesel

    • 28/Feb/2021 19:05:40

    When things go wrong and will not come right, Though you do the best you can, When life looks black as the hour of night - A pint of plain is your only man. When money's tight and hard to get And your horse has also ran, When all you have is a heap of debt - A pint of plain is your only man. When health is bad and your heart feels strange, And your face is pale and wan, When doctors say you need a change, A pint of plain is your only man. When food is scarce and your larder bare And no rashers grease your pan, When hunger grows as your meals are rare - A pint of plain is your only man. In time of trouble and lousey strife, You have still got a darlint plan You still can turn to a brighter life - A pint of plain is your only man. by Flann O'Brien (Brian O'Nolan) And to music: m.youtube.com/watch?v=BYudr9FAGOA [https://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinlightner/33493656645/in/photolist-T2HKdH-51NDk3-51NDY9-b932ZK-T1PYDh-5E6qDJ-ccpff1-dTuiKg-6HJuqu-b934k2]

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 10/Mar/2021 09:00:04

    Very nice shot !