Oh or Ah Voca it's still a jewel in a green crown

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Where: Leinster, County Wicklow, Ireland

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Whether it's called Ovoca or Avoca or even Ballykissangel the little village remains a charming and beautiful place in the heart of Co. Wicklow. Mr. French chose a nice quiet time to visit with traffic down to the minimum, just Neddy and his driver as a little bit of local colour. I brought some American visitors there once who wanted to see Ballykissangel and they had binge watched the entire series several times. For them the visit was a highlight!

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Circa 1865 - 1914

NLI Ref: L_CAB_04417

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    John's Photo Philosophy

    • 13/Apr/2022 07:45:14

    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

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 13/Apr/2022 08:00:17

    Recognise the hall and summer house - previously - https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/49577635928/

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Apr/2022 08:09:52

    The pub was still called Moore's in the 2009 Streetview, but if you flip to 2019 it is called The Farriers Inn

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Apr/2022 08:15:15

    Catherine Moore, hotel proprietress, Avoca 1911. With husband Patrick in 1901.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Apr/2022 08:24:41

    From the 1911 Form B1 (House and Building Return we see that Catherine Moore ran the Hotel. There is a public house, but it is run by Frederick Fahy.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Apr/2022 08:27:13

    In 1901, it looks like Hotel and bar are both owned by Patrick Moore, with 20 year old Michael Murray living in the bar/shop.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Apr/2022 08:28:36

    Nothing I can see in the DIA or NIAH today.

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    Inverarra

    • 13/Apr/2022 08:32:01

    That’s a great photo. Thanks.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Apr/2022 08:36:49

    In L_CAB_04413 we see a sign at the hotel gate: Moore's Vale View Hotel Luncheons Dinners Guinness Extra Stout JJ&S Whiskey Wine of Best Brands PETROL OR MOTOR SPIRIT SOLD

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Apr/2022 09:27:32

    French made more than one visit - the shed at right looks different in L_ROY_00604

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 13/Apr/2022 09:53:37

    Aside - Young Mr Jaunty spotted in O'Avoca with a dog - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000326166 [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia/52003345155/in/dateposted/]

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    CHG PRO PHOTOGRAPHY incorporating the APL archives

    • 13/Apr/2022 10:52:54

    I did a bit of work on Ballykissangel all those years ago!!

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    Aidrean S

    • 29/Apr/2022 10:06:01

    Didn't George Barret Sr. RA painted at Avoca? Perhaps he also lived there or had a studio there? He was a landscape painter, he painted Powerscourt House and also Killtimon Castle in Co. Wicklow.