Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
If I recall correctly, the WR&S pics were all taken in 1900-05 and acquired as a batch by Eason.
The dog has his eye on that sheep!
Earlier, almost noon - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000558493
Reverse-ish earlier still (at 11:06), dogs everywhere - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000558501
Hmm. Nearby a year ago ... 1907 - 1912 ? https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/50900203488/
Via Trove from 1914, a bird's nest in a railway carriage - trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/171715138
The Coleraine Chronicle of Saturday 13 February 1909 reported on a "most enjoyable" subscription dance the previous Thursday at the Alexander Memorial Hall, Limavady. The final sentence says that "the catering, which was all that could be desired, was entrusted to Miss Irwin (Temperance Hotel)."
Could that be Miss Irwin, I wonder, in her work clothes at the doorway of the Temperance Hotel?
John Davis, Grocer, is 48 in 1911. Don't see him in 1901.
Address was Linehall Street in 1894 for the birth of Isabel Josephine
Main Street in 1903, Helen Mary, 1901 Anna Oliver, and James Maurice 1899.
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner] I bet that's 'er !
The Alexander Memorial Hall has a bench mark on it, OSBM 3358. Explained here - www.geograph.ie/photo/5803990
Not visible via megazoom, but here it is on streetview - goo.gl/maps/5DexZZ1vpzNzk4q58
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia She was a dab hand at baking, winning 1st prize in the 'decorated cakes' category at the two-day bazaar at the Alexander Memorial Hall in November 1909, beating off competition from Mrs Kyle in 2nd place, and Miss Drennan (Broighter) and Mrs Shannon (Bessbrook), 3rd equal. There were lots of Irwins in Limavady, but she's 'Miss Irwin (Hotel)' in the results so it's probably safe to assume it's the same one.
💡"Jane Ross is said to have jotted down the famous tune "The Londonderry Air"; i.e. "Danny Boy" (originally 'The O'Cahans' lament'), whilst hearing it played outside her window in Main Street by a blind fiddler. ... " 🎶🎻🎶
From a wonderful light-hearted history of Limavady - roevalley.com/newsbrowser/historical/townhistory.htm
Jane Ross (1810 - 1879) lived at no. 51 Main Street (see note)- goo.gl/maps/baWD2EDNnyuBbNDT6
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia I don't trust the 1907+ date on that Catherine Street one anymore.
The sheep danglers, Moffat and Donaghy, are no help, in the 1901, 07 and 1910 directories.
The sunny pic does not have the Temperance Hotel sign, does have a man in a boater. Squinting, I think the reverseish shot does not have the Temperance Hotel sign either.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ I do see a cat, though
via Sean Harkin
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ I do not like cats!!
On this very spot
A Violent Tramp
On Saturday evening Patrick Loughran, a tramp, made things lively in Limavady. To those who would not accede to his demands, and even those that did he thought they had not been generous enough, he heaped abuse upon them and threatened them. Visiting the drapery establishment of Messrs. Moffat & Donaghy, in Main Street, he accosted Mr. Donaghy in a violent and threatening manner, raised his stick over Mr. Donaghy's head and threatened him. The police were communicated with, and Loughran was arrested and brought before Mr. Samuel Cassidy, who sentenced the accused to one month's imprisonment with hard labour.