Cooperage, Killarney, Co.Kerry

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Photograph taken between 1880 and 1914

Format: glass negative

Part of: National Library of Ireland Lawrence Collection

NLI Ref: L_ROY_09985


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    • 10/May/2011 16:16:13

    Anyone know what kind of barrels those are behind the two small boys? They look like something for fruit, but they seem to be open-topped. Were they ordered specifically?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 11/May/2011 22:45:45

    Maybe the cooperage made these wooden buckets just for sale and they weren't destined for a life of drink (in the distillery)?!

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    • 31/May/2011 12:48:08

    Thanks, they look like laundry basins or, as you say, buckets. I suppose they could have been used in various ways, from providing water for animals to scrubbing floors. No plastics back then, lucky sods!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 28/Mar/2012 13:00:31

    This is a bit speculative, but the a search of the 1901 census for coopers in Killarney says most lived on Boherkeale Glebe. The OSI 25" shows trees on the right of that lane looking North. Streetview is patchy in these little lanes, but I think this streetview is a reverse view along that lane, which would, at the time the shot above was taken, have shown the photographer in the distance, and that horses rear in the foreground.

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    J Heff

    • 25/Jun/2014 19:35:44

    Here it is as of June 2014

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    Niall McAuley

    • 26/Jun/2014 08:28:38 Great!

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    • 23/Feb/2015 00:34:05

    What an interesting and attractive scene!

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    • 29/Mar/2021 15:19:25 Replaced with a higher res version...