Cromane Mussel Purification Station.

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Cromane County Kerry must be an interesting place. Straight away it said Romance in Menorca to me, which reminded me of a story the real Morning Mary told me about a girl’s holiday on the island back in the 1980’s (my lips are sealed). Then, so soon after Churchill in Kerry, David Cameron came to mind? You know what to do.

Photographer: Irish Tourism Association Photographer

Collection: Irish Tourism Association Photographic Collection

Date: 1942

NLI Ref: NPA ITA 1064 (Box V)

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    Dubris

    • 07/Oct/2022 07:16:43

    The concrete looks very bright and unstained - newly built when photographed?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 07/Oct/2022 07:28:26

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] it does, or very soon afterwards.

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    suckindeesel

    • 07/Oct/2022 07:40:31

    I see a dog earth.app.goo.gl/RCrGWX

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 07/Oct/2022 07:48:03

    "Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) constructed a purification plant in Cromane in 1940 to facilitate direct entry of mussels to the U.K. market where stringent microbiological criteria now applied. BIM continued to export mussels until 1963 when a policy change forced it to adopt a purely advisory role in marketing. Local exporters continued to supply the U.K. with mussels, purified at the BIM facility, while three processing plants carried out cooking operations in Killorglin throughout the 1960s. ... ... From a 2008 article - www.independent.ie/regionals/kerryman/lifestyle/taking-cr...

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    DannyM8

    • 07/Oct/2022 07:50:59

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ did someone say dog?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 07/Oct/2022 08:10:44

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia I am surprised that Ireland was exporting mussels in the 1940's.

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    B-59

    • 07/Oct/2022 08:12:37

    Seems to be this construction: www.google.com/maps/@52.1217782,-9.8994012,3a,49.2y,55.94... It looks neclected.

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 07/Oct/2022 08:24:07

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] That's it! Thank you, I was totally lost. [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] Yes. After my semi-flippant comment about rockets yesterday, I educated myself about 'The Emergency'. Trade went on with the UK and USA; Churchill threatened to invade Ireland (like Iceland), etc. Fascinating wiki - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Emergency_(Ireland)

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 07/Oct/2022 08:30:58

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Well done.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 07/Oct/2022 08:34:03

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Next time I get a break, If ever there is a next time, I will read the emergency piece!

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    suckindeesel

    • 07/Oct/2022 09:04:17

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Only on the street view, sorry

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 07/Oct/2022 09:30:09

    Morris 8 or Ford Model Y (aka Ford Eight) ??

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 07/Oct/2022 09:32:09

    Leaning towards en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Model_Y

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    Foxglove

    • 07/Oct/2022 10:26:34

    brutality concrete abstraction

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    John A. Coffey

    • 07/Oct/2022 10:38:12

    Following Churchill you have, The Heath, Co. Laois, Brownstown, Co. Kildare, Edenderry , Co. Offaly, O`Callaghan Mills, Co. Clare.

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    DannyM8

    • 07/Oct/2022 11:36:36

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ I did spend a few minutes looking at every corner of the photo on megazoom before I clicked on the Earth link!!

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    John Spooner

    • 07/Oct/2022 11:43:08

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] "Neglected" - yes, a rather sad article in the Kerryman on Friday 9 February 1996 chronicled the decline of the salmon and mussel industries. Of salmon:

    In the early 80's, technology and greed turned some ordinary people into pirates who plundered and slaughtered our salmon stocks without a thought for tomorrow. The authorities stood idly by, while driftnetting off the coast drained the sea. There followed the domino effect on the inshore draftnetting. The four-man, crew, that once manned the boats, was no longer viable and was replaced by two. With fewer and fewer salmon coming through the driftnet blockade, the inland fishermen had no choice but to illegally extend their days and their season.
    And mussels
    During 1969 it was estimated that Cromane exported about 30,000 sacks of mussels through Killorglin Railway Station. In the early sixties a number of mussel processing plants were established in Killorglin town, itself. These plants were supplied by the Cromane people and provided approximately 40 jobs in the processing. Wages were excellent and there was no shortage of workforce. So what happened to one of the most lucrative mussel industries in Europe? Why did Cromane not capitalise on it's good fortune and ensure that a constant supply of mussels was available by adopting a proper seeding and management policy?
    Unemployment was leading to emigration, and no young people left to take up any employment created. The article mentions "glimmers" of hope. I wonder if the initiatives had any effect?

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    RandyRamshackle

    • 07/Oct/2022 13:16:39

    Wow what a beautiful shot. A wealth of greys.

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    dave.ryan.media

    • 17/Oct/2022 11:39:18

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] That is it, it is very neglected now. I live not far from here, I might return with a photo from now if there is interest. The Cromane oyster industry is currently on the up, not as much as when this photo was taken, but its not as bad as the 90s were.