May 30, 1931

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Where: Wexford, Ireland

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When: 30 May 1931

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All we had on this photo was "Rev. Father Conlon, Handball Court" until we got this great information from Brendan Grogan:

"Checked out the photograph in question, dated 30th May 1931. It's from the old Good Counsel College off Chapel Lane in New Ross, 1890-1980. It was commissioned by Fr. Thomas A. Conlan, OSA, Rector of the college from 1930 to 1942. The group of photographs, most of which mention Fr. Conlan, in the NLI Poole collection date from the above period and comprise 15 photographs of various groups of students, clerics and sports activities. The ball alley is still in existence today, albeit somewhat modified and currently unused and dilapidated.
Thanks, Brendan.

See here for photo Nov. 2012.
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Date: Saturday, 30 May 1931

NLI Ref.: P_WP_3810

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    RETRO STU

    • 30/May/2011 12:53:01

    Handball was still widely played when I was in primary school (to late 1960's) and by the end end of the 70's hardly played at all! Stuart.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 30/May/2011 14:39:38

    Dating yourself there, Retro Stu! But do you have any idea where this one might have been? Have our Twitter spies on to it already, but would love to be able to add this to our Flickr map (and add info to the original catalogue record)...

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    RETRO STU

    • 30/May/2011 18:40:42

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Have no idea where but am just as curious to know? Yes indeed and how fast the years fly....I'll be 51 later this year ! Stuart.

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    edges2hedges

    • 24/Jun/2011 05:42:43

    We played handball until early 1980's

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    dublinia2011

    • 23/Mar/2012 18:27:09

    This reminds me of an handball alley we used to go and play at when we visited Ballynacargy, Co. Westmeath every summer as a child (80s to 90s)...the angle definitely made me do a double take...

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    RETRO STU

    • 24/Mar/2012 09:59:25

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] That's interesting. Wonder if the handball alley is still there in Ballynacargy?

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    dublinia2011

    • 24/Mar/2012 21:38:45

    I don't know RetroStu, we sold the holiday home many years ago and I now live in Southern California. I hope to get home later in the year and may just take a trip down memory lane. If I have any news, I will share it.

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    RETRO STU

    • 24/Mar/2012 23:02:42

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I live only 10 miles from Ballynacargy so will probably be there again with the next week or so. Will check it out when I'm there next and let you know. Kind regards. Stuart.

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    Brendan Grogan

    • 15/Nov/2012 00:33:32

    Checked out the photograph in question, dated 30th May 1930. It's from the old Good Counsel College off Chapel Lane in New Ross, 1890-1980. It was commissioned by Fr. Thomas A. Conlan, OSA, Rector of the college from 1930 to 1942. The group of photographs, most of which mention Fr. Conlan, in the NLI Poole collection date from the above period and comprise 15 photographs of various groups of students, clerics and sports activities. The ball alley is still in existence today, albeit somewhat modified and currently unused and dilapidated. Thanks, Brendan.. See here for photo Nov. 2012. dl.dropbox.com/u/36641348/DSC_0068-ballAlley.JPG

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 15/Nov/2012 09:40:07

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Thanks a million, Brendan! Great to know where this was. Just one query, we have 1931 as the date for this one and the others in that series, not 1930. Does that seem right to you?

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    Brendan Grogan

    • 15/Nov/2012 10:39:25

    Ooops a typo, 1931 is fine. The Augustinian information comes from a book by Thomas A Butler OSA, 'Near restful waters'. Two references to Thomas A Conlan, see..... dl.dropbox.com/u/36641348/IMG_1828.JPG dl.dropbox.com/u/36641348/IMG_1829.JPG

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    Niall McAuley

    • 15/Nov/2012 10:59:21

    You can see the top of wall of the court Brendan talks abut in this streetview

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 15/Nov/2012 11:40:16

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Ah, great. And I've changed the spelling in our tags to Conlan having looked at the book extracts...

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 15/Nov/2012 11:45:21

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Thanks Niall!

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    Salty Windows

    • 24/May/2013 23:43:59

    Went to school there in the 70s. We just kicked a ball about there and it was similar to the Nov 2012 link. Handball was played in a different court directly behind the photographer.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 02/Jun/2013 13:57:33

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] How come you didn't still play handball in this court? Had this one gotten a bit derelict?

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    Salty Windows

    • 02/Jun/2013 19:41:54

    There was a better one behind the photographer. I think the side wall in this one was demolished, maybe to create a recreational area. Fairly basic facilities.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 03/Jun/2013 13:10:25

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] That explains that. Thank you.

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    Salty Windows

    • 05/Jun/2013 00:34:30

    You have several shots in the catalogue of the better ball alley. Such as this one: catalogue.nli.ie/Record/P_WP_4131/Image?lookfor=http://ww... And I think the man 4th from left, 2nd row from the bottom is Toby Kavanagh who taught me Irish towards the end of his career. A true gentleman! catalogue.nli.ie/Search/Results?lookfor=the+rower&typ...

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 15/Jun/2013 10:30:34

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Oh thank you! Always lovely to hear any information about people in our photos, and really delighted that you took the trouble to add information to our other photo of the Kavanagh family.