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An aerial view of a power station at a time when questions arise as to whether we can cope with the demands for electricity this winter. It would appear that the station was nearing completion. Either those fuel tanks are in the course of completion or are underground which was common in those days? What does it look like today?

Photographer: Alexander Campbell “Monkey” Morgan

Collection: Morgan Aerial Photographic Collection

Date: ca. 1954 -1957

NLI Ref: NPA MOR2045

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    claudialohmanns

    • 25/Nov/2021 08:56:53

    SPECIAL AWARD ★★★★★ 5 stars for your photo... Seen in:..Flickr Hall of Fame Flickr Hall of Fame (Post 1 – Award 1)

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 25/Nov/2021 09:00:17

    good shot

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    Foxglove

    • 25/Nov/2021 09:21:20

    taking a guess, is this Kilroot at Carrickfergus?

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    robinparkes

    • 25/Nov/2021 09:51:00

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/foxglove It's not Kilroot. I worked on Kilroot and it has vertical cladding and no windows. Someone will eventually tell us where it is.

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    Rory_Sherlock

    • 25/Nov/2021 10:09:53

    Ringsend Power Station? Some elements line up, such as the U-shaped building with the curving section on the roof: www.google.co.in/maps/@53.3394858,-6.2037017,388m/data=!3...

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    Rory_Sherlock

    • 25/Nov/2021 10:13:17

    If it is Ringsend, then the main building and chimney have been changed (which seems unlikely), but the set of 4 circular tank bases in Morgan's photo line up with 4 existing tanks on the modern aerial view and the wedge-shaped property to the north of the 4 tanks is still identifiable

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    derangedlemur

    • 25/Nov/2021 10:37:49

    It says North Wall (erroneously, by the look of it) on it in the catalogue. esbarchives.ie/portfolio/north-wall/

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 25/Nov/2021 10:38:13

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Thank you. I was completely lost and puzzled. Monkey puzzled.

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    Dún Laoghaire Micheál

    • 25/Nov/2021 11:01:26

    The Port has certainly put on a lot of weight since then . . Untitled-1_1.jpg [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]]

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 25/Nov/2021 11:03:30

    Flickr is sometimes amazing. In 2004 via [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/] See bottom left of frame - [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/42066446094/in/photostream/] Or Google Maps satellite 3D - www.google.com/maps/@53.3361959,-6.2119135,231a,35y,41.64...

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 25/Nov/2021 11:10:54

    And a reverse-ish view in 1997 via https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3544860441/

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    Dún Laoghaire Micheál

    • 25/Nov/2021 11:40:03

    The Wedge-shaped site was (ironically, in these Covid times) the location of an Isolation Hospital (25" O.S. Map). By the early 1900s, it was marked as a Tuberculosis Hospital (aka "The Pigeon House sanatorium”, closed in the 1950s.)

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    derangedlemur

    • 25/Nov/2021 11:55:17

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] The isolation hospital is further east. That row was the coastguard station. (It was up for sale a couple of years ago) arcg.is/XvfrW

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    O Mac

    • 25/Nov/2021 13:13:20

    We were near here before.... flic.kr/p/HEmSuX flic.kr/p/9Jj9bt

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    Flame1958

    • 25/Nov/2021 15:02:41

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Thank you Sir, delighted you found it and I am very happy to see it linked to the original image from the NLI at top

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    suckindeesel

    • 25/Nov/2021 18:16:45

    Looks like a good match for Ringsnd https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/51704427361/in/dateposted/

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    silverio10

    • 25/Nov/2021 20:48:27

    Buenas fotos antiguas .

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 25/Nov/2021 21:06:20

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] The very long shadows and sun in the south-east suggest very early on a winter's morning. Or not? No idea which year.

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    Dún Laoghaire Micheál

    • 25/Nov/2021 22:37:43

    I still believe the hospital site is in the picture. consider this 1. OS 6" showing old Harbour Untitled-4_1.jpg

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    Dún Laoghaire Micheál

    • 25/Nov/2021 22:39:32

    2. Now see OS 6" Last Edition - Harbour has a new neighbour - a Tuberculosis Hospital (pink wedge-shaped site) and the Harbour has been developed into Outfall Works. Untitled-3_1_1.jpg

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    Dún Laoghaire Micheál

    • 25/Nov/2021 22:40:56

    3. Roll forward to OS 25" . . . Hospital has new title Untitled-5_1_1.jpg

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    Dún Laoghaire Micheál

    • 25/Nov/2021 22:43:36

    4. Now see relatively modern arial shot. All these elements still there. But now with a single Chimney (Green) and some sort of ESB "Array". (Yellow) Hospital site still visible. Poolbeg - Aerial Premium_1_1.jpg

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    Dún Laoghaire Micheál

    • 25/Nov/2021 22:46:12

    The NLoI image definitely contains three of these elements. I'm not so certain whether this is the same chimney. None of the large tanks quite align; I'm guessing they were regularly re-developed) Untitled-6_1.jpg

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 26/Nov/2021 05:47:06

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Great work Micheal. Thanks, Mary.

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    CASSIDY PHOTOGRAPHY

    • 26/Nov/2021 08:33:17

    Nuclear energy is truly clean and green.

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    derangedlemur

    • 26/Nov/2021 09:08:36

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] You're right - I should have checked the satellite view first.

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    GZL 307

    • 26/Nov/2021 14:02:37

    This is ESB Ringsend A power station,which was coal fired and opened circa 1954