The town with two counties or "Mixed Allegiances"!

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Where: Connaught, County Mayo, Ireland

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Charlestown, County Mayo or is it Charlestown, County Sligo? I've asked people so many times where they came from and when they said Charlestown I seemed to mention the wrong county! As it straddles the border of the two the Connacht championships must be great craic:-)

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Collection: Eason Photographic Collection

Date: between 1920-1939

NLI Ref: EAS_3962

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    derangedlemur

    • 06/May/2022 07:23:34

    Streetview: goo.gl/maps/DYMZ7YNhGi66RpPg9

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 06/May/2022 07:46:28

    According to Google maps this is in Co. Mayo. Name that car, Z-859 !

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    O Mac

    • 06/May/2022 08:16:48

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/] Looks like a 1927 Dodge--100 www.vintagecarcollector.com/vehicles/294/1927-dodge-100

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    suckindeesel

    • 06/May/2022 09:07:08

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ That ‘Z’ Co. Dublin reg series began May 1927

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    derangedlemur

    • 06/May/2022 09:17:43

    The people it's parked in front of are a bunch of blow-ins; No Veseys in Charlestown in 1911. It's a very Mayo name, though, according to the census.

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    Günter Hentschel

    • 06/May/2022 09:34:29

    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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    Niall McAuley

    • 06/May/2022 11:30:23

    Z 1 to Z 9999 (Mar 1927 – Sep 1938); so about a thousand a year - this car is from late 1927.

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    maigheo1

    • 06/May/2022 14:48:01

    The turreted building in the centre was known as the sentry box but was in fact where the weighing scales for the weekly market took place. The town was commissioned by lord Dillon who was upset that his neighbouring landowner in Sligo (Knox) would charge higher fees for market sales etc to Dillons tenants. The town was named after Dillons agent Charles Strickland. The first house seen on the left of the sentry box was completed in competition with another house c1847 with a prize of free ground rent for life.

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    maigheo1

    • 06/May/2022 14:51:44

    The car reg could most likely by IZ, the “I” being obscured by the bumper! IZ was the old Mayo car reg.

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    suckindeesel

    • 06/May/2022 17:05:47

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/] Pretty close match flic.kr/p/2niMNnx

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    O Mac

    • 06/May/2022 18:03:11

    I see the town had the electric street light in 1927. I think the poles and wires are also a pre ESB power supply maybe DC. They were doing well. From the ESB Archives. It was 1935 before the Shannon Scheme got to Charlestown. But.... "PP Condon, Achonry supplied electricity in Charlestown before 1927. He supplied 82 homes and businesses in 1929, rising to 98 in 1935, , when it was acquired by ESB." www.google.com/amp/s/esbarchives.ie/2017/09/18/connecting...

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    O Mac

    • 06/May/2022 19:18:03

    Patrick Condon was censussed as a Creamery manager in 1911. There's no waterpower nearby so he must have had an oil engine and generator at the creamery...wherever that was. No sign of one nearby on the OSI maps. www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Sligo/Leitrim/A...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 07/May/2022 04:56:56

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] The Cassini 6" shows an Electrical Works behind the Town Hall, behind the camera.

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    O Mac

    • 07/May/2022 08:23:01

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ ah..very good Niall...good old Mrs Cassini Sixinch.

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    an poc

    • 07/May/2022 10:50:10

    'P.J. VESEY HARNESS MAKER' on far right

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    silverio10

    • 07/May/2022 19:39:03

    Buenas fotos antiguas .

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    bob.moore.guelph

    • 09/May/2022 10:42:02

    And then there’s Pettigo that straddles two countries!

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    rpgvlwqt88

    • 11/May/2022 14:57:49

    it looks like a weigh house at the end of the street