Celebrations in Kilkenny!

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From the Imperial City of London to the grandeur of celebrations in Kilkenny. Those magnificent houses across from the castle bedecked in garlands, flags and symbols must have been there to mark a visit, a wedding or perhaps a significant christening. This fabulous Royal plate from the Lawrence collection is full of wonderful detail.

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Circa 1865 - 1914

NLI Ref: L_ROY_07895

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    Gregory PC

    • 08/Oct/2019 07:06:22


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    O Mac

    • 08/Oct/2019 07:17:26

    Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom, and his wife Queen Alexandra visited Kilkenny City April 30 1904.

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    • 08/Oct/2019 08:21:35

    Arrival At Kilkenny. At 20 minutes past 1 o'clock the King and Queen arrived at Kilkenny on a visit to the Marquis and Marchioness of Ormonde. 'The Marble City' was gaily decorated for the occasion. Large numbers of people gathered in the streets leading from the railway station to the castle, which stands within the town itself, but the crowds were not as large as generally was anticipated. ... From - trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/111300623 which included the King's speech etc. It looks like the people on the corner are still putting up decorations, or taking them down. Maybe the day before or after?

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    • 08/Oct/2019 08:34:45

    ... because this reverse view, with the King and Queen driving past, has more decorations on that corner - static.wixstatic.com/media/04a445_ad5d6ffde8f4427e90c9325... From - www.historickilkenny.com/royal-visit

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    Niall McAuley

    • 08/Oct/2019 09:12:14

    GeoHive OSI 25" map

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    • 08/Oct/2019 11:13:45

    it's a big turn out !

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    abandoned railways

    • 08/Oct/2019 11:43:22

    Did this used to be a waterway, there are several domed steel mooring posts visible. Out of place for a chasse-roue (wheel guard)

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    John A. Coffey

    • 08/Oct/2019 13:16:41

    More importantly Kilkenny beat Cork 1-9 to 1-8 to win the 1904 All Ireland Hurling Final....

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    • 08/Oct/2019 21:09:15

    Flickr is sometimes amazing! Another Royal visit in 2007, 103 years and 11 days later (and a little to the left) via https://www.flickr.com/photos/britishembassyinireland/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/britishembassyinireland/33798619083/

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    • 08/Oct/2019 22:23:01

    Buenas fotos antiguas .

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    • 09/Oct/2019 20:28:40

    Another 1904 royal visit photo - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000319576 I think these must be before the King and Queen arrived; there is an air of anticipation and excitement ...

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 11/Oct/2019 07:00:11

    good image