Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
It appears that a pier has appeared - Google maps satellite 3D -
Vista su - Seen in: Flickr Global
Seconds before (going by the man with the bike) - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000734058/HierarchyTree?hiera...
Both cars Ford Prefects? (by the flat rear) - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Prefect#E93A_(1938%E2%80%9349)
I see a Dog (or two)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia The pier was opened (or more accurately, blessed) in November 1995. According to the report in The Kerryman, the pier is 150 ft long, 50ft wide, and the depth of water is 15 ft at high tide. The previous 35-year-old slip could only be used by naomhogs and small boats.
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner] The Kerry Naomhog (I see three of them in the photo)
"Naomhóg" is the name given to the type of currach which is used by coastal communities in Cork and Kerry. Currachs differ from each other from region to region. Naomhógs are slightly longer than the currachs used in the West of Ireland.
Some people believe that currachs first came to the Dingle Peninsula in the early 19th century. They say that this type of boat was introduced from Clare, where currachs are known as "canoes".
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland I have amended my photo note.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I noticed that!!
My old stomping ground! I was the curate responsible for Ventry between 2008 & 2012.
The village has grown since the photo was taken, but most of what is present in the photo is still intact.
The school building dates from the early 20th century. A Catholic chapel used to stand there, but in the 1870s - 1874 if I remember correctly - the parish priest of the time had a new chapel built at Ard a Bhothair, a couple of kilometres to the west. Paidí Ó Sé's pub is also located at Ard a Bhothair.
Across from the school is Long's Post Office. There is an interesting history/memoir about Ventry written by the late postmaster Bernie Long entitled Ventry Calling. The original book 'as Gaeilge' was called Ceann Trá hAon (the phone number of the PO), and the translation was made by Gabriel Fitzmaurice.
Ventry was a hotly contested area during the 19th century arising out of the efforts of Evangelical Protestants to convert the local Catholics. Some of the houses on the main road are known as "The Colony" because they were built to accomodate locals who had converted to Protestantism. There used to be a Church of Ireland Church slightly to the East of area shown in the photograph. Whether these houses are best considered an inducement to convert or an act of charity towards those who found themselves in hardship because of their decision to change religion is a question for the historian to answer. The term "souper" arose in the context of the religious struggles in Ventry and surrounding areas.
Finally there is a row of four two-storey houses in the village. I understand that these were built as a college to train Protestant clergy and school-teachers how to speak Irish in order that they might work more effectively in Irish-speaking areas.
It doesn't appear to have grown much at all, when comparing no Monkey's shot and the GoogleEarth view.
Population appears to be falling, according to census:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy Thanks Bernard, I am sure that brought back some memories!
The time U-35 paid a visit to Ventry
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] ¡Olé!
Some more information from Bernie Long’s book, Ventry Calling. The terrace of four houses was indeed part of Rev Thomas Moriarty’s short-lived as college established in the 1840s to teach Protestant clergymen Irish. Moriarty was a native of West Kerry and a fluent Irish speaker. He was known as “Tom of the Lies” in those less-than-ecumenical days.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ The rightmost terraced house was a pub - known locally as Joanie’s. The family owning it were Flahertys. It’s now Quinn’s Public House. To the left of the pub was O’Conchuir’s sweet shop. This explains the hut visible in the garden. According to Long it was “a corrugated iron structure added on to the front of the dwelling house with a big yellow AA sign announcing that it was 196 miles to Dublin!”
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] good find re U-35
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy I like the sweet shop story.
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy] I did wonder if it was a motoring or a Dunlop sign www.flickr.com/photos/kitmasterbloke/14896293376/in/photo...
There is still one extant in Lispole, just a few miles from Ventry: goo.gl/maps/vqs2C41DXMcPEZX9A