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Where: Galway, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1903

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Have very few words to describe this photograph - overcome with the cuteness of it all, but the smallest girl and the puppy were surely besties!

We thought these two little girls may be the Quinn sisters, and it was probably taken somewhere on or near the Clonbrock Estate owned by the Dillon family in Ahascragh, Co. Galway. Thanks to DannyM8 and Niall McAuley for their census research, so that we now know these may be Ellen Quinn on the left and her sister Maggie Quinn on the right - daughters of Joseph, a gardener on the Clonbrock Estate!

Photographer: A member of the Dillon Family

Date: Circa 1903, we think

NLI Ref.: CLON860

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
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    DannyM8

    • 15/Aug/2013 08:33:34

    Nice Dog

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    DannyM8

    • 15/Aug/2013 08:40:26

    No Quinn's in the Census but a big family of Dillon's www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000796886/ (1901) www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/results.jsp?census_... (1911)

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    DannyM8

    • 15/Aug/2013 08:42:16

    The two girls could be Delia and Ellen but it would have had to be taken in 1898 or 1897 I think

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    DannyM8

    • 15/Aug/2013 08:46:41

    www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Ahascrag... if they are locals (very Local) the best candidates are Mary and Brigid Egan 6 and 5 respectively in 1903? www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Ahascrag...

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 15/Aug/2013 09:08:07

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] What was the dog's name? Wonderful photo!

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    Swordscookie

    • 15/Aug/2013 09:10:57

    Beautiful choice today Carol, this is a real ooh aaah shot.

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    DannyM8

    • 15/Aug/2013 09:12:19

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Limerick!!

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    Swordscookie

    • 15/Aug/2013 09:14:41

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia/ Ruff:-)

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 15/Aug/2013 09:23:53

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Thanks Danny. Was hoping we'd find something on the Quinns, because in our catalogue it says "Identified in an album as the Quinn children". And the Dillon family (the photographers), not the farmers you found above, were sometimes good at noting who was in the photographs they took, including dogs. Papa and Hay named in this one...

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 15/Aug/2013 09:30:00

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/swordscookie Mayby Ooh Aah could become your personalised flickr tag! :)

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    Niall McAuley

    • 15/Aug/2013 09:48:54

    The Quin family in 1911 featuring: Quin Jenny 18 Female Daughter Irish Church Quin Isabel 15 Female Daughter Irish Church Quin Margaret 13 Female Daughter Irish Church Quin Ellen Cathleen 11 Female Daughter Irish Church In 1903, Ellen Cathleen would be 3ish, Margaret 5ish and Isabel 7ish. Further, the original Census form .pdf says Quinn, so Quin is a mistranscription.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 15/Aug/2013 09:56:44

    Jenny was born in Antrim, but Isabel in Co. Galway, so they should be in Galway in 1901 also... Yep, here they are. Margaret was Maggie in 1901, and Jenny was Mary Jane.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 15/Aug/2013 09:58:33

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Brilliant, Niall, thanks! Am I wrong, but I can't find any sign of that family in 1901? So, what do we think? Maybe Ellen and Margaret? Or Margaret and Isabel? (Subject to usual terms & conditions, that these are the Quin girls)

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    Niall McAuley

    • 15/Aug/2013 10:05:26

    I'll guess Maggie on the right, and little Ellen holding Vijay.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 15/Aug/2013 10:32:33

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Vijay?!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 15/Aug/2013 10:37:09

    Short for Vile Jelly (I said it was a guess!)

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    TEXASJOHN

    • 15/Aug/2013 13:27:21

    That could be my Mother and her sister Marian in Cork if it was about 20 years later!

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    lmldolz

    • 15/Aug/2013 14:07:49

    How very sweet!

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    La Belle Province

    • 15/Aug/2013 14:10:23

    Pup and pinnies and booties. I love Vijay as a generic dog's name.

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    cheryldecarteret

    • 15/Aug/2013 16:56:27

    What an adorable photo!

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    Swordscookie

    • 15/Aug/2013 19:50:29

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland Ooh Aah? Not likely, thats associated with a foreign game and I'm a dedicated Rugby supporter. A good Irish game invented for the English by a Tipperary man;-)

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    TEXASJOHN

    • 15/Aug/2013 21:27:17

    The dog is Spike from the "Our Gang" Comedies.

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    jasmine1714

    • 18/Feb/2014 22:00:10

    Like friends

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    sam2cents

    • 26/Apr/2014 00:54:51

    The photo is of superb quality. Apart from the vintage of the clothing, it could almost have been yesterday. It's immediate.

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    sam2cents

    • 26/Apr/2014 00:56:08

    PS - that's also one of the most interesting shots featuring a dog. A dog fascinated by all the goings on.

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    Jeananne Martin

    • 27/Apr/2014 18:08:46

    Such a sweet, endearing shot.

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    thenosegays

    • 19/Sep/2014 22:40:40

    It is a lovely shot and makes me wonder where they ended up. What was their story? Hopefully they had good lives.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 06/Oct/2015 03:50:15

    I have just added this photo to our 50,000+ Views Album. https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/sets/72157651136879037

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    Niall McAuley

    • 21/Oct/2015 08:37:17

    Here is another shot of 4 Quinn children, and these two do look like the youngest pair, Maggie and Ellen. I think the dog there is an older Vijay!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 30/Apr/2019 11:08:19

    From the Birth records we find Margaret Elizabeth's birthday was 14/1/1898, and Ellen Kathleen's was 25/01/1900, and their mother was born a Patterson.