Marriage is a serious enterprise!

Download this image

More from this collection

Related by When

Related by Where

Research Help!

Where: Munster, Waterford, Ireland

Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.

When: Unknown

Try to find the date or year when this image was made.
A very serious looking group celebrating the wedding of a handsome couple from Halfwayhouse in Waterford. Judging by the clothes we can say that it was after the 1920's and judging by the carpet standards had slipped! The name of the house/place "Blenheim" is interesting. It would be nice to find out more?

Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford

Date:Between 1920 - 1954

NLI Ref: POOLEWP 4615

You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie


Info:

Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
Views: 4157
ahpoole arthurhenripoole poolecollection glassnegative nationallibraryofireland weddingparty studioportrait blenheim halfwayhouse countywaterford munster

Add Tags
  • profile

    Günter Hentschel

    • 31/Mar/2022 07:46:38

    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

  • profile

    Foxglove

    • 31/Mar/2022 08:14:38

    as ever, someone has spilled the hoover bag on the carpet ...

  • profile

    e0nn

    • 31/Mar/2022 08:18:59

    That's a brilliant portrait.. regardless of the period..

  • profile

    derangedlemur

    • 31/Mar/2022 08:34:03

    No streetview, but it appears to be here if it's Blenheim house: www.google.com/maps/@52.2419938,-7.0465138,123m/data=!3m1... Blenheim is also a local hill, so it could be anywhere around here: www.google.com/maps/@52.2337882,-7.0444354,983m/data=!3m1...

  • profile

    Bernard Healy

    • 31/Mar/2022 08:40:37

    Not too many Shannons in that part of the world. I think this Quaker family might be the best candidates: www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Waterford/Faith...

  • profile

    derangedlemur

    • 31/Mar/2022 08:43:23

    He's in the census as Ballygunnertemple, so that'd be the second link, not Blenheim house.

  • profile

    derangedlemur

    • 31/Mar/2022 08:45:28

    They're quakers. www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Waterford/Faith...

  • profile

    derangedlemur

    • 31/Mar/2022 08:58:52

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy Jinx, Touchwood! Now do your parish records magic. You're the wedding photo man.

  • profile

    Niall McAuley

    • 31/Mar/2022 09:57:41

    1949 if we believe the nearby photos in catalogue.

  • profile

    derangedlemur

    • 31/Mar/2022 10:05:13

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley In that case we may be wrong about the homestead location. I don't think the groom looks 57.

  • profile

    Bernard Healy

    • 31/Mar/2022 10:14:33

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Maybe the picture was commissioned by the father. Note - gentleman on back row, at the right is wearing a Pioneer Pin. That means that he’s Catholic. Maybe the bride’s family are Catholic. Shannon is such an unusual surname for Waterford & matches the Blenheim address, so I’m fairly confident that our Quaker Shannons are the correct family.

  • profile

    derangedlemur

    • 31/Mar/2022 10:26:01

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy The pioneer movement was inspired by a quaker, so maybe they also signed up for it. (I'm not an expert on not drinking).

  • profile

    Bernard Healy

    • 31/Mar/2022 10:57:52

    Okay - I’ve been looking at old newspapers & have sketched out the following re: the Shannons of Ballygunnartemple. 1894 - William Shannon mentioned on a game notice re: his lands at Ballymaclode. 5th Nov 1936 - death of Mary A Shannon, Ballygunnertemple, widow of late Mr William Shannon, burial @ Friends’ (Quakers’) Burial Ground. 10/04/1937 - auction of the house, farm & livestock of the late Mr James Shannon, Ballygunnertemple & Ballymaclode, by his executrix. 25/06/1937 - Miss Elizabeth Shannon selling hay from her meadows at Ballygunnertemple. 03/08/1949 - notice to creditors re: death of Miss Elizabeth Shannon formerly of Ballygunnertemple, but living at the YWCA Hostel, William Street, Limerick, when she died 11/11/1948. COMPARING TO CENSUS - looks like William’s farm passed to his son James who seems to have died 1936/37. Executrix of the Will is his younger sister Elizabeth. She sells everything. Did she land on hard times? And what happened to her younger brother John?

  • profile

    Bernard Healy

    • 31/Mar/2022 10:58:27

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ The Pioneer Pin is definitely a Catholic thing - a Quaker wouldn’t be wearing one.

  • profile

    suckindeesel

    • 31/Mar/2022 12:54:57

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ The upholstery looks tatty also

  • profile

    Niall McAuley

    • 31/Mar/2022 13:41:18

    Death of James Shannon of Ballygunner in 1929 aged 52 (Farmer, Bachelor). So the farm may have been held after James death for the liftime of his mother, and sold after Mary's November 1936 death where she is recorded as a farmer (at 86!) in Ballygunnertemple. Daughter Mary Shannon present.

  • profile

    Niall McAuley

    • 31/Mar/2022 13:52:18

    Per the 1911 census, William and Mary had 9 children. In 1911 we see Margaret, James, Elizabeth and John. 1901 adds Charles two years older then John.

  • profile

    Niall McAuley

    • 31/Mar/2022 14:10:39

    Calendar of Wills confirms estate of James Shannon was executed by Elizabeth in 1930, value £1,621 11s. 11d.

  • profile

    CASSIDY PHOTOGRAPHY

    • 31/Mar/2022 14:31:26

    Well if I may add my two cents worth . . . The young lady seated and wearing the hat and heavy coat is a beauty. I am betting she had red hair. Photographically speaking, it is actually a nice photo, in that the subjects are well illuminated and very even lighting, with the brightest studio light to their right and slightly higher. Interestingly, if you examine each person in the photo, the focus seems different. It seems as if certain people are deliberately slightly out of focus.

  • profile

    Niall McAuley

    • 31/Mar/2022 14:42:24

    I f the catalogue is in date order, this shot is between 14 September 1949 and 23 November 1949. Beyond the reach of irishgeneology, which stops in 1946.

  • profile

    Niall McAuley

    • 31/Mar/2022 14:45:42

    Death of William Shannon, Ballygunnertemple, single, aged 81, a Machinist,

  • profile

    Niall McAuley

    • 31/Mar/2022 15:11:55

    William and Mary were married in 1871, and at birth of daughter Annie in 1872 their address was Ballygunner. Mary was born Mary Lodge. I see Margaret 1874, James 1876, Mary 1877, Elizabeth 1879, William 1881, Charles 1890, John 1892

  • profile

    derangedlemur

    • 31/Mar/2022 15:37:25

    Must be an Orange joke.

  • profile

    highthorn(Nicky)

    • 31/Mar/2022 15:46:53

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy Interesting how he is standing apart from rest of party - Maybe not a "close" relative?

  • profile

    Bernard Healy

    • 31/Mar/2022 15:52:21

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Interesting - that 1963 death means that the Shannons were still present in Ballygunnertemple after the farm had been sold up.

  • profile

    silverio10

    • 31/Mar/2022 21:38:30

    Buenas fotos antiguas .

  • profile

    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 01/Apr/2022 07:40:28

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy Standing behind his wife?