Brrrr – bare feet in Birr

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Where: Leinster, County Offaly, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1905

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A wonderful street scene from Mr. French today on a Royal plate, which is appropriate given that it comes from King’s County! There are lots of people about, lots of shop fronts, and a couple of posters outside one of the nearby shops. The little lassie in the pinafore with the curly blonde hair is trotting along oblivious to the obvious focus all round her!

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Circa 1865-1914 After 1905 and probably June 1908.

NLI Ref: L_ROY_03221

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 15/Jun/2021 07:54:50

    bare feet + horse apples = yuk!

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    DannyM8

    • 15/Jun/2021 08:01:46

    I suppose a woman holding a small DOG will have to do!!

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 15/Jun/2021 08:14:28

    Flickr is sometimes amazing! In 2006 via [https://www.flickr.com/photos/sherwoodh/] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/sherwoodh/2804258531/] And the always amazing NLI in 1991 - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000355265

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 15/Jun/2021 08:17:53

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] So demanding!

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 15/Jun/2021 08:18:27

    Ooo! - someone swiped the statue off the column . . .

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    suckindeesel

    • 15/Jun/2021 08:22:03

    Is the Butcher of Cullodon still on his perch in Parsonstown?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 15/Jun/2021 08:23:25

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia The statue was removed in 1915 - no help with dates.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 15/Jun/2021 08:27:24

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] Thanks! Full details of the column's history here if anyone wants - www.offaly.ie/eng/Services/Heritage/Documents/Birr_Column...

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    Wendy:

    • 15/Jun/2021 08:31:37

    great image!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 15/Jun/2021 09:05:48

    I see Freeman posters! Also an Independent poster - after 1905.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 15/Jun/2021 09:22:09

    THE Something Something IS PASSED TODAY No, I think it says something like 12 PAGES TODAY THE UNIVERSITY BILL

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    Niall McAuley

    • 15/Jun/2021 11:57:19

    Unfortunately the University Bill is a common headline in the range 1904-1915.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 15/Jun/2021 12:04:45

    Could there be a headline about the Suez? GALWAY WILL SUIT could be in both papers.

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    O Mac

    • 15/Jun/2021 12:24:35

    The Ist ever All Ireland Hurling Celebrations (1888) were held in William Cunningham's Hotel which is the building on the right with the big lamp, the bracket is still there. maps.app.goo.gl/mVypAsAQNV5pxxtR8 birrfantrail.ie/2021/05/10/william-cunninghams-hotel-1888/ www.irishexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/arid-20390244.html

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    Inverarra

    • 15/Jun/2021 12:46:59

    Headline writer….take a bow.

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    John Spooner

    • 15/Jun/2021 12:54:40

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley "Galway WIll Suit" appeared in headlines outside Galway in Irish Times - Saturday 27 April 1907 Irish News and Belfast Morning News (+ others) - Friday 15 November 1907 Galway Express - Saturday 02 May 1908 "Remarkable Galway Will Suit" Irish Times (and others) - Friday 15 May 1908 Dublin Daily Express (and others) - Friday 19 June 1908 "Galway Will Suit. Remarkable Result Widow.Lady Absolutely Vindicated" Galway Express - Saturday 01 May 1909 Galway Express - Saturday 25 November 1911 Belfast Weekly Telegraph - Saturday 23 November 1912 My money would be on June 1908 - it made the news outside Galway and if the result was 'remarkable' it would make good news.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 15/Jun/2021 20:28:10

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner I like June 1908. I have seen some of the reports in the Irish Times, I have updated the date range.

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    Sherwood Harrington

    • 15/Jun/2021 21:24:00

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Tickled to see one of my photos here! Thanks for the nod.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 16/Jun/2021 06:35:07

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/sherwoodh 98 years between photos!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 16/Jun/2021 08:21:05

    Streetview shows buildings more or less unchanged.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 16/Jun/2021 08:27:55

    Shop names on the right match the 1911 census: J.V. (Oakley), Kilmartin, Goodbody. At left, Henry Middleton Davis is on Main Street in 1901, but on Duke Square in 1911, no Davisses on Main Street. I think we are before 1911.