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Continuing the Imperial connections today we have "Albert Road, in Kilkee, County Clare and people waiting for - the photographer to give the "all clear"? A really lovely shot of a really lovely place on a fine day with ladies in their finery and lads and lasses in bare feet. We've been to Kilkee before but this one is especially nice and a good one to end a week of travel so we're having a staycation!

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Circa 1865 - 1914

NLI Ref: L_CAB_06313

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    • 24/Sep/2021 08:27:01

    Land? League House on right

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    Niall McAuley

    • 24/Sep/2021 08:29:23

    Streetview of what is now O'Curry Street.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 24/Sep/2021 08:34:56

    Fashions suggest after 1900 to me.

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    • 24/Sep/2021 08:39:29

    catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000339328 Reverse view with donkey and little box cart. Same type of one above with rear door open side walls of box look thick. Insulated ? Pavement looks to be wet beside it. Delivering ice ? There is also a few posters in left hand window of the Clare Bar.

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    • 24/Sep/2021 09:10:08

    Why don't trees grow in Killkee?

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    • 24/Sep/2021 09:47:02

    This is an excellent Black and white Photo. Seen in Black & White Unlimited (pool) Your photo deserves a compliment from the special fish!!! compliment copy Please be sure your photo is TAGGED "Black & White" Black and White unlimited (pool) post 1 comment 2

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    Niall McAuley

    • 24/Sep/2021 10:14:46

    In 1911, the street is O'Curry Street in the census. Michael Clancy is 49. Jas Leyden is next door and then Margeret O'Reilly as in this shot and a couple of doors further, Edward Cavanagh as we see.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 24/Sep/2021 10:23:33

    Cavanagh and Leyden are here in 1901, but no Michael Clancy. Per the record of his marriage to Agnes O'Kelly, his address was Kilrush in 1897. Still Kilrush in July 1899 (birth of George). By 31 Jan 1904 (birth of Patrick) their address is Kilkee. Edits: I mistakenly took Kirush for the later children based on the Civil Registration Office, but Kilkee is covered by Kilrush

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    • 24/Sep/2021 10:35:55

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I think it actually says Eagle House. It looks like a hotel.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 24/Sep/2021 11:19:10

    I found a Margaret Mary, born June 1902, address Kilkee. Mary Josephine, Nov 1900, address Market Square, kilrush.

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    • 24/Sep/2021 11:26:07

    I like the pose of the man with the barrel, though the exposure may have been a few seconds (?), it captures an activity moment, on the other hand one woman in front of the house with the wonderful bay windows has made an excellent clone of herself !

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    Niall McAuley

    • 24/Sep/2021 11:26:45

    I think that is it - from the Clancy children's birth records, Michael Clancy moved to Kilkee after Nov. 1900. (There are also a number of death records for Clancy children, but they do not narrow it down further).

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    • 24/Sep/2021 13:31:06

    Cavanagh is grocering away in 1911, but not there in 1901.

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    • 24/Sep/2021 20:23:30

    What a lovely looking place .....

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    • 25/Sep/2021 08:50:39

    A great image of the past.

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    Frank Fullard

    • 28/Sep/2021 11:20:23

    Beautiful. I have not been there in a few years but based on my memory it has not changed all that much!