Symmetry in gray stone where St. Mobhi reigns supreme!

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Where: Leinster, Dublin City, Ireland

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For years I passed this enormous gray edifice not knowing what it was or why it was there and at one point it seemed to have been taken back into use and to live all over again. I hope to learn more about it now and what it was before and after?
I've been out of action for the past couple of weeks and Research Mary was doing everything, all on her owneyoh. Thank you for standing in!!!!

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Circa 1865 1908 - 1914 September 1909.

NLI Ref: L_ROY_10529

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 13/Dec/2021 08:35:01

    Welcome back Morning Mary! 16:28 - Looking brand spanking new.

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 13/Dec/2021 08:40:55

    The electric (?) lamps can be seen better in this nine-minutes-earlier photo - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000316884 Edit - The shadow of Mr French and his camera spotted on this other photo. Oops!

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 13/Dec/2021 08:55:48

    1908 + See history - www.customhousecommemoration.com/2020/07/11/fire-places-p...

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    derangedlemur

    • 13/Dec/2021 08:57:30

    As you point out, it's beside Scoil Mobhi, and the Cassini has it down as a school, but the 15" has no title for it. In terms of appearance and ground plan it could easily be either a school or a mental hospital.

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 13/Dec/2021 09:07:42

    Streetview does not go near but satellite 3D is fun - www.google.com/maps/place/Whitehall+College+Of+Further+Ed...

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    suckindeesel

    • 13/Dec/2021 09:20:32

    On the 25" of 1907 arcg.is/1W4ynW Must have been under construction as it's unnamed. Completed the following year 1908.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Dec/2021 09:27:00

    Per the DIA: 1905-08;1911;19 Nature:New residence for male students. £30,000. Builder: Laverty, Dublin & Belfast. Electric lighting, 1908. Opened by Lord Lieutenant, 24 Aug 1908. Alts & adds., 1911. Drying room added, 1915.

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    suckindeesel

    • 13/Dec/2021 09:32:37

    flic.kr/p/npPMtH via Lucas Taylor

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Dec/2021 10:15:52

    Very near this Tallaght one in the catalogue, suggesting a 1908+ date for it, too: General View, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Dec/2021 10:34:54

    L_ROY_10540 of Terenure includes newspaper posters, with a headline "JUBILEE OF BISHOP OF FERNS", a summer 1909 story.

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    Bernard Healy

    • 13/Dec/2021 12:01:50

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Not to nitpick, (I’m totally nitpicking!) the Bishop’s Jubilee celebrations would have coincided with the anniversary of his consecration rather than that of his appointment, almost certainly placing that story in September 1909. There’s an article on JSTOR that describes some of the celebrations.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Dec/2021 12:07:57

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy Nitpick away! But stories about the upcoming celebrations seem to start in April, and continue in June and July. In favour of a September date, there are some Intermediate headlines, and most such stories in 1909 seem to be September.

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    Bernard Healy

    • 13/Dec/2021 12:18:54

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Fair point about the stories in April, May & June, but I can only imagine that the celebrations themselves - which seem to have shut down the whole town of Enniscorthy for the day - would make national headlines in a way that preparations for them would not have.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 13/Dec/2021 15:10:02

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy I propose Date: Circa September 1909. Happy with that?

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 13/Dec/2021 19:39:29

    Circa September 2021 - "Beautiful building. Went inside to use the toilets and was run out of the building, found the woman (who appeared to be in charge)to be extremely rude, unfriendly and unwelcoming. Wouldnt recommend and was really disappointed" From - goo.gl/maps/mkZUXKtNvpMMebyU8

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 13/Dec/2021 20:06:58

    Via Trove, in 1917 (article also includes interesting information about sphagnum moss and women munition workers) - MARLBOROUGH HALL RED CROSS HOSPITAL. Yet another Red Cross Hospital for the treatment of wounded soldiers is being equipped in the neighbourhood of Dublin at the instance of the War Office, the counties of Ireland, through their various Red Cross directors, undertaking establishment and maintenance. Marlborough Hall, close to the Dublin Botanic Gardens, has been secured for the purpose, and seems in every way most suit able, the house spacious and airy, and capable of accommodating 260 beds, charmingly situated on an eminence, the grounds extending over 27 acres. Dr. Lumsden, so well known now as the Director-General of the Joint V.A.D Committee, for Ireland, has been from the first at the head of the movement, and he has called together a number of philanthropic workers, who are already formed into a provisional committee and are working enthusiastically to have all the arrangements perfectly carried out. Lady Wimborne has consented to become president of the hospital, and Mr. Wisdom Hely, J.P., has been appointed chairman. No one has more cordially taken up the matter than Lady Ardilaun, who has most generously endowed a complete ward as a memorial to the late Lord Ardilaun, and she has also volunteered to form a ladies' committee in connection with Marlborough Hall, whose functions will include the providing of music and entertainments in the wards, arranging tea parties in the wards for men unable to go to outside entertainments, the systematic visiting of soldiers in all the wards, providing them with literature, and introducing various handicrafts so as to teach the soldiers useful occupations. Already subscriptions are coming in, and the chairman suggests that wards and beds should be associated with the name of counties and of individual donors. At a conference of the Red Cross County Directors with the provisional committee held at the Dublin offices of the hospital every county interested was represented, and the whole scheme was exhaustively discussed. Surgeon-General Sir Richard Ford was present on behalf of the army. See - trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/22343299?searchTerm=%2...

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    suckindeesel

    • 13/Dec/2021 21:16:21

    Looks pretty deserted for a training college housing a couple of hundred pupils. Grounds look untended too. Perhaps it was yet to open?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 14/Dec/2021 09:06:47

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I see some curtains pulled and blinds down, a few windows open, so I think it is occupied. Perhaps during the summer holidays, and the students are not back yet?