The sport of Kings

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Where: Munster, Cork, Ireland

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On the day they plan to fly a drone on Mars, we have this lovely aerial shot of a stud farm somewhere on earth! This fine image is of a fine establishment, with beautifully laid out stables and gallops.

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Photographer: Alexander Campbell “Monkey” Morgan

Collection: Morgan Aerial Photographic Collection

Date: April 1955

NLI Ref: NPA MOR967

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    O Mac

    • 19/Apr/2021 08:08:25

    Tis Cork Páirc Uí Chaoimh on left.

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    John Spooner

    • 19/Apr/2021 08:15:24

    Modern Monkey Morgan view.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 19/Apr/2021 09:23:35

    Marked on the 1930s Cassini OSI as Munster Agricultural Society's Show Grounds

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    Niall McAuley

    • 19/Apr/2021 09:33:07

    I added a note on an ad for C.A.B. painted on a shed roof - the C.A.B. Motor Company Limited is still in business across the road: Streetview. Founded in 1924, but only moved to Monahan Road in the 70s.

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    suckindeesel

    • 19/Apr/2021 09:33:32

    Still shown, looking derelict, on Google Earth, but gone on Google maps. Perhaps demolished fairly recently? Or perhaps not? See www.buildingsofireland.ie/buildings-search/building/20867...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 19/Apr/2021 09:35:22

    Wikipedia says the GAA bought the land to expand from the single pitch shown here to its current size from the Munster Agricultural Society in the early 70s.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 19/Apr/2021 09:39:25

    The Agricultural Society's buildings and the jumping arena are on the 1900ish 25" OSI (with a cycling track around the jumping arena!), and the field in between is labelled Football Ground, but not laid out as in the 1930s or here.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 19/Apr/2021 09:42:39

    Wikipedia again: : The Cork Athletic Grounds was a Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) stadium where major hurling and football matches were played. Situated in the Ballintemple area of Cork in Ireland, it was the home of Cork GAA between 1904 and 1974. The stadium was demolished in 1974 and replaced by Páirc Uí Chaoimh. History In late 1902 an attempt was made by the Cork County Board of the GAA to provide Cork city with a dedicated athletic stadium. A new company, the Cork Athletic Grounds Committee Ltd., was established under the chairmanship of James Crosbie. The county board invested £30 in the venture and a member of the board was appointed as a director. The subscriptions for the share capital reached sufficient funds, and in early 1903 a lease for six acres was drawn up between the Cork Agricultural Society, the Cork Corporation and the Cork County Board treasurer John FitzGerald. The official opening of the venue was in September 1904

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    Rienk Mebius

    • 19/Apr/2021 09:43:52

    The King of sports.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 19/Apr/2021 10:35:33

    A split second earlier - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000733526/HierarchyTree?hiera... , going by the car mid right. I don't think the lorry has moved. I can't see any humans or horses ...

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 19/Apr/2021 11:08:03

    Done! - twitter.com/BBCBreaking/status/1384100765875150849

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    suckindeesel

    • 19/Apr/2021 12:23:10

    Not a stables or stud farm, but as mentioned above is the Munster Agricultural Show grounds. The stadium is the Cork Athletic Grounds, which was later redeveloped as Pairc Ui Chaomh in 1976. It was a GAA grounds. Basically, Cork's version of the RDS. The curved site,boundary on left is the trackbed and of the old Cork, Blackrock & Passage Rly, Google Earth view, showing main buildings, unlike Google Maps Google Earth Link earth.app.goo.gl/q1ZDTE #googleearth