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The harp that once through Tara's Halls...
Description: Tara Hill with Lia Fail is the title for this grassy ditch with a bit of a stone sticking up out of the mound. Yet historically this place is the Holy Ground! I must admit that having been reared on the tales of Cormac MacArt, Laoighaire with the Horses Ears and so on, standing on Tara for the first time was underwhelming, to say the least! Probably not the best photograph of the one time centre of Irish civilisation but it does mark the passing of so much time and what time does to earthen structures. Photographer: Thomas H. Mason Collection: Mason Photographic Collection Date: 1890 - 1910 NLI Ref: M30/21 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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We are the Champions, my friends
Description: The Rockwell College Senior Rugby team of 1935/36 look like they were fed plenty of good Tipperary beef for the whole season - and several more before that! A fine body of young men with Munster caps to go with their trophy. Can we find out about them and how did they fare afterwards? Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: May 10th 1936 NLI Ref: POOLEWP 4135 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Vennachar Church Survives 1903
Description: The Vennachar Community Memorial Church is a testament to time and tragedy. It’s located on the Buckshot Lake Road immediately east of the hamlet of Vennachar. The prominent sign at the front entrance reads: Vennachar Community Memorial Church Survivor of 1903 Fire Methodist Episcopal 1875 - 1925 United Church 1925 - 1975 Restored 1987 Through Generous Donations of Time and Money Visitors Inquire At Vennachar Store. The dry spring of 1903 was perfect for forest fires. A major one, remembered as “The Big Fire”, started between Mazinaw Lake and Vennachar. The fire started in brush left behind during timbering operations. A strong south wind pushed the fire directly towards Vennachar so powerful, several houses were burned to the ground. Residents hurried to save their livestock and take cover. Two other fires were reported in the immediate area the same day. The post office, new school, two stores, and the new parsonage could not be saved. Somehow, the church was spared and equally remarkable there was no loss of life. The Vennachar Memorial Church continues to stand the test of time. In 1954, Group of Seven artist A.Y. Jackson painted the church. Part of the Ken and Cathy Hook Album Note: All CDHS Flickr content is available for the public use (non-commercial) providing our Rights Statement is followed: pioneer.mazinaw.on.ca/flickr_statement.php
Owner: Cloyne & District Historical Society
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Ugh(ly) building on the riverbank
Description: From the elaborate elegance of the Metropole Hotel to this industrial grade bunker on the river bank in Waterford/Kilkenny within the space of 24 hours! While Morning Mary is reasonably familiar with the view from the Quays in Waterford she does not recognise this one. Perhaps when it was finished it changed from a pigs ear into a pearl???? Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: August 1905 NLI Ref: POOLEIMP 1310 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Rooms with a view and old ghosts...
Description: A very interesting image from the lens of Mr. French today, the Metropole Hotel on the corner of Sackville (O'Connell) Street and Princes Street. Just one person seems to have stood still while the plate was exposed while many "ghosts" are seen moving into Princes Street. I imagine that it would have been such an addition to the life and activities of the modern O'Connell Stree? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_04818 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Description: Normally the Mason Collection will have somewhere or something out of the ordinary on offer but in this case it is just a house! A big, solid, somewhat neglected house with lots of windows, many of them open in a rural setting. The catalogue title states "House - Rathalohean - No 44, Fr Mathew set." and therein may lie the clue. So, is it or isn't it? Photographer: Thomas H. Mason Collection: Mason Photographic Collection Date: 1890 - 1910 NLI Ref: M20/31/4 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Boaters and ghosts in Newtownbarry/Bunclody
Description: Mr. French's images from Newtownbarry/Bunclody are some of the most atmospheric in the entire Lawrence Collection and this is no exception. The Carrigduff Road showing the entrance to some big building, a row of houses and a number of people, no dogs has that same warm, summery feeling similar to those that went before. The plants growing on the window boxes are strangely reminiscent of the briars in the windows of those homes resisting eviction in earlier times! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_10702 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Some sing out loud on the telephone wires
Description: Staying beside the seaside though further up the east coast at Bangor in County Down. Prince Town Road, Bangor to be precise with lines of houses and the most impressive strings of wires strung on poles. Were they electricity or telephone? The man in the straw boater in the foreground is holding a very impressive two wheeled mode of transportation. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_09547 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Outside on the Southside of Dublin
Description: What a lovely photo of Strand Road, Sandymount. We get a great view of the tram and the lady in white who seems to be having a job holding on to her hat, I thought they had hat pins back then? The pram (buggy) on the left looks very modern and not unlike the models on sale today. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: between 1890-1910 NLI Ref: L_ROY_10955 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Rushing spuds to Lambay
Description: The land around North County Dublin has for many years been the market garden that supplied Dublin and still is to this day! Rush, a small fishing town and market garden benefits from good soil and the low frost that comes from being near the sea as can be seen in this Eason image. Nearby is Lambay Island, part of an old estate and home to Beachcomber Australia's friends the Wallabies! Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_1967 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Knox, Knox!  Who's there?
Description: To end the week we have another photo from the Poole Collection and yet again on Barronstrand Street in Waterford. The shop and house of Joseph Knox complete with a great array of the goods available therein and outside! Since Cleary's had moved on was Mr. or Mrs. Knox considering a move also? Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: 12th June 1911 NLI Ref: POOLEWP 2297 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Down by the sally gardens
Description: I suspect that this should have a reference to "De banks" given that it is an O'Connor image but I don't want to be presumptuous. An unknown location with trees along a river bank and a couple of bare looking hills in the distance but where is it? Photographer: Fergus O’Connor Collection: Fergus O'Connor Collection Date: Between 1900 - 1920 NLI Ref: OCO 196 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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NOT in Lyreacrompane
Description: On Monday morning we go on a mystery tour with Mason as he shows up an unusual photo with the title "View from entrance to City Hall" showing a pillared space with a planter, a statue and a street scene. As the headline here states it is Not in Lyreacrompane, I'm pretty sure it is not in Dublin either so where is it? Have things changed much in the meantime? Photographer: Thomas H. Mason Collection: Mason Photographic Collection Date: 1890 - 1910 At lease 1920 NLI Ref: M35/20 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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A photo to drool over - a special treat to celebrate 2022
Description: From Morgan street in Waterford to Monkey Morgan over Ballsbridge in the space of 24 hours. This is a remarkable image which compared to the developments in the intervening years could occupy each of us for many hours over the weekend? I see the old Lansdowne Road stadium with it's concrete pillars, Old Belvedere grounds and even the RDS where once horses plied their trade and now the Leinster Donkey's dig up the surface! (That's just the Munster in Morning Mary coming out and a refusal to acknowledge that they are one of the best teams in the world but we're better when we're bitter) Photographer: Alexander Campbell “Monkey” Morgan Collection: Morgan Aerial Photographic Collection Date: ca. March 1956 NLI Ref: NPA MOR2157 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Lined up to bring home the bacon
Description: A line up of trucks at the Denny's premises in Morgan Street, Waterford (?) Pigs and their products have featured here over the years as pig slaughtering and processing has long been a major industry in Waterford and Denny's were one of the biggest. The interest in this shot must be on the trucks, their makes and models? Hopefully Denny's are not gone altogether from Waterford as Barbour's are gone from Lisburn. Thank you for all the work on that yesterday, it was very entertaining to watch the story unwind! Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: Circa 24th June 1938 NLI Ref: POOLEWP 4267 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Even All the Saints couldn't spot the dog!
Description: HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ONE AND ALL The cataloguers in the NLI were on the sauce over the Christmas period because the title on this image states: "All Saints Church, Grangegorman, Phibsborough, including a tram, Dublin City, Co. Dublin" If anybody can spot the tram then they can also spot the dog and make DannyM8's New Year for him? Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_1887 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Looking up at those looking down
Description: A lovely Poole photograph showing the pier at Tramore as seen from the cliffs above. Obviously a day of celebration with lots of people both on the cliffs and on the pier and boating activity galore on the water. It's Christmas and both the staff at the National Library and the Marys would like to wish all our viewers and contributors a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We would like to thank you for all the work, the fun and the pleasure of your company throughout the year and look forward to even more enjoyment in 2022. Nollaig shona daoibh go leir! Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: August 1907 NLI Ref: POOLEWP 1722 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Summer time and the livin is easy - in Newtownbarry
Description: A summer scene in Newtownbarry, Co. Wexford. The awnings /sunshades are out over the shop windows, the animals and the people are resting in the shade of the trees and all is well with the world. Probably the most identifiable object in view is the post office pillar box and that should give us at least a start date but it there anything else that can help? Oh yes, do I see a dog???? Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 1910 - 1934 NLI Ref: EAS_3741 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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When is a cross not a cross?
Description: Old Cross in Newtownards, Co. Down must refer to a cross roads because otherwise there is no cross in sight? A very interesting image from the Eason Collection with girls in pinafores, boys in bare feet a water fountain, a patient nag outside stables and traffic in the distance. Is the fountain still there, where is the Old Cross, and what does it look like now? Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: betweenCirca 1900-1939 1903 NLI Ref: EAS_1418 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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The BIG fellah
Description: One hundred years after the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty that set up the Irish Free State we have a fine photo of Michael Collins. Collins is one of those who has become even bigger in the popular imagination in recent times and is almost canonised in many minds. Sadly when this was taken his days were numbered and we lost the great man all too early. www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V_ZEzdlteY Photographers: Various Collection: Irish Political Figures Photographic Collection Date: Circa 1921 NLI Ref: NPA POLF28 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Oh it's six miles from Bangor to Donaghadee
Description: Ballymagee Street in Bangor, County Down on a fine day with an omnibus complete with destination plate to put our location on the map, so to speak! I do love posting photographs like this with so much going on, shops, awnings, clothing, traffic etc. The title comes from the song The Auld Orange Flute Oh, it's six miles from Bangor to Donaghadee Now Bob, the deceiver, he took us all in He married a Papist called Bridget McGinn Turned Papish himself and forsook the old cause That gave us our freedom, religion and laws Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_11218 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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So good they named it twice!
Description: Donegal, County Donegal may not have the skyscrapers and the population of "you know where" but what it might lack in numbers it makes up for in rugged beauty and long history. Clearly a view not of the town but taken from the quayside looking out across a lough. it looks like a day for fishing rather than swimming but there's a boat handy should you feel the urge? Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_1077 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Symmetry in gray stone where St. Mobhi reigns supreme!
Description: For years I passed this enormous gray edifice not knowing what it was or why it was there and at one point it seemed to have been taken back into use and to live all over again. I hope to learn more about it now and what it was before and after? I've been out of action for the past couple of weeks and Research Mary was doing everything, all on her owneyoh. Thank you for standing in!!!! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 1908 - 1914 September 1909. NLI Ref: L_ROY_10529 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Woman reading the race guide, Sydney Cup, Randwick Racecourse, March 1937, by Sam Hood
Description: Woman reading the race guide, Sydney Cup, Randwick Racecourse, March 1937, by Sam Hood, from film negative, ON 204 Box 27/26-42, collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/1l4VRXV1/NZqA0WGo42Pm3
Owner: State Library of NSW
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St. Paul’s Retreat.
Description: This is Mount Argus Church a place I know very well, whereas the church and monastery has changed little over the years the grounds have changed dramatically. I am sure we will hear all about the Passionists and Saint Charles of Mount Argus. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_00770 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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The Royal Munster Fusiliers
Description: From Cobh we travel Northwest to the beautiful town of Killarney for this lovely shot be Lawrence of a military memorial dedicated to the Royal Munster Fusiliers. From way back in my memory bank I think they were commonly know as "The Dirty Shirts" I wonder why? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 1902 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_10564 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Sydney for the Lord Mayor's Patriotic Appeal 1939 01
Description: Lord Mayor's Patriotic Day Fundraising Appeal, Martin Place, Sydney, 2 December 1939. Australia had entered #WWII just a few months earlier and it is likely that Ted Hood photographed this huge turn for the Sunday Sun. ON 388/Box 051/Item 072 collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/nZNW7wQn/8BZNePvZL4PZR
Owner: State Library of NSW
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The great train race.
Description: To kick off December (how can it be December already!) we have a lovely photo from Mr. O'Dea, from one of his visits to the real capital of Ireland. As is the case with most of his photos his attendance usually comes before the line closes, I wonder if this is the case here? Photographer: James P. O'Dea Collection:James P. O'Dea Date: July 1960 NLI Ref.: ODEA 21/18 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Down the Co-op for the best views of the city?
Description: A cracker of a Poole image today showing a shop front with a cluttered window display! The Co-Operative Stores is a grand title but is it part of a group or chain or a stand alone local initiative? And where is it???? Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: between ca. 1901 and 1954 NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0828 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Ants' nest oven on W.R.H. Scott's property, 35 miles from Walcha, New South Wales, c 1925
Description: Ants' nest oven on W.R.H. Scott's property, 35 miles from Walcha, New South Wales, c 1925, State Library of New South Wales, At Work and Play - 04099 collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/9Bv3QzL9
Owner: State Library of NSW
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North in West?  Newcastle is the very best!
Description: North Quay in Newcastle West looks as though it never moored a ship -not in that wee rivulet in any event unless it was running on wheels. Newcastle West is in County Limerick and of course they are the All Ireland Hurling champions so it is nice to visit the home of the winners! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_09690 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Going to the Loo                                    Bridge
Description: A strange photograph from Mr. French not least for the big cracks in the plate. with the broad white stripe running up and down the mountain behind the bridge. A railway line with the gate across the line, a seemingly dry area beneath the bridge and very little else bar rocks, fences, and a curve in the line. What can we find out about it? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 Soon after c.1893 (rail line opened) NLI Ref: L_ROY_04361 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Quiet time on Shaftesbury Square
Description: We stay in the wee north to start this week and to Shaftesbury Square in the heart of Belfast but as none of us has ever seen it. People are up and about but not too many, some appear to be children but no dogs........yet! I would have said Sunday morning but the loaded wagon at the horse trough would indicate otherwise as Sunday in Belfast tended to be full lock down in those days. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 1887 to 1890 NLI Ref: L_ROY_00314 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Old then and older now in Ballymena
Description: To end the week we visit the wonderful county of Antrim on Ireland's north east and a churchyard in the town of Ballymena. On the plate Lawrence describes it as an "Old Grave Yard" in Ballymena and 100+ years later it is now older again but what does it look like now and where is it in the town? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 18961897 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_07149 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Southside Elegance
Description: The redoubtable traveller and photographer Mr. French has decided to stay close to home for this beautifully sharp image of Grosvenor Hall and it's environs in Rathmines. The hall itself is an impressive edifice with it's church like look but I really like the house beside it standing all alone in the land of Georgian terraces. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_07275 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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House, car, fence, gate but no Mrs. Bower?
Description: A lovely image from the Poole Collection for this morning that looks like it could have come from many of the other collections more that theirs? A fine ivy covered house with a soft top car parked outside possibly going up for sale? Where and when and who was Mrs. Bower? Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: Between 1901 - 1954 NLI Ref: POOLEWP 3209 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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A dry stone wall to hold back the tide?
Description: Galway by Edward - 2 of 8 the title of the image says and it shows a tidal inlet on what is now the "Wild Atlantic Way" in County Galway. This is a scene, that anybody who has ever driven along the West coast of Ireland will be familiar with, the road following the shoreline and drystone walls on the water side. I expect some of our experts on the West to come to our aid on this so lets be having you O Mac, Ger Cos et al??? Photographers: Dillon Family Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon Collection: Clonbrock photographic Collection Date: Circa 1900 NLI Ref: CLON1033 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Whose lights are fled, whose garlands dead!
Description: This is described as a monastic building in the catalogue but looks more like a fortified residence to this untrained eye. The STP is by far my favourite collection and this fine example with the three wasters chatting on the graves is a particularly fine example. The title is from Thomas Moore's song "Oft in the stilly night" as there is always a sadness to those places that were once hives of activity and now provide rest only for the dead and the crows! Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_1707 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Ticky tacky on the Yellow Brick Road
Description: From the history and charm of yesterday's Eason image of Clondalkin to the more mundane image as today's offering from the Poole family. Houses on the Yellow Road appears to be a new development about to be occupied and the builder wanted a record of the works. Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: May 22nd 1928 NLI Ref: POOLEWP 3512 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Clondalkin with tassels on top!
Description: A visit to the Eason Collection today and a trip out the road to Clondalkin in a time long gone. The round tower dwarfs the chimney stack behind it while children are out and about with their guardians. The boy nearest the camera appears to be wearing a sailor suit and a bowler hat while the ladies clothing is a sombre black. To this eye it seems much earlier than the 1900 of the date range set out below? Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 NLI Ref: Eas 1661 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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The Greatest, the Most Spectacular, the Biggest, simply Titanic!
Description: The turbine shop in the Harland and Wolff ship building facility is described in the catalogue as the "Worlds Biggest" and from this angle is impressive. If the shipyards were still in full swing it would be such a boon to the people of the north of Ireland. But time marches on. Photographer: Thomas H. Mason / R. Welch Collection: Mason Photographic Collection Date: 1890 - 1910 Most likely June 1912. NLI Ref: M25/J/2 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Oh to be in Ventry when it's summer there
Description: From the tragic death of a young man with no name in 1916 to the beauty of Ventry in County Kerry from on high. The village was tiny back in 1955 and no doubt with all that has happened in the intervening years it is much changed now? Photographer: Alexander Campbell “Monkey” Morgan Collection: Morgan Aerial Photographic Collection Date: ca. June 1955 NLI Ref: NPA MOR1246 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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11,27 but is that
Description: Market Square, Ardee in County Louth with an imposing statue, a gated building and some impressive gentlemen standing still for the photographer. The variety of headgear is almost as interesting as the buildings but the shot suffers from the lack of canine interest! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 Most likely 1904 to 1911 NLI Ref: L_CAB_09238 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Zero carbon emissions
Description: A fascinating insight into the world of bicycle racing back in the late 1800's complete with tickets attached to the plate! In the early years of cycling such races were commonplace and attracted crowds and prize money. The obvious differences between then and now are the clothing being worn and the handlebars but the technology has changed enormously. It appears to be out forring but given the details of the Dillon's travels that we have uncovered it should be simple enough to establish where it was? Photographers: Dillon Family Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon Collection: Clonbrock photographic Collection Date: 26th March 1894 NLI Ref: CLON1780 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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When Lough Melvin met Lough Erne
Description: Mr. O'Dea found his way north of the border in 1959 to visit the sheds at Enniskillen and here captures the Lough Melvin gathering dust. For those who had worked at and loved the railways this period must have been a heartbreak watching it all being broken up and removed. Photographer: James P. O'Dea Collection:James P. O'Dea Date: September 1st 1959 NLI Ref.: ODEA 13/53 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Hatter's Castle?
Description: Ballynastragh House, Gorey, Co. Wexford looks like the perfect doerupper for a modern hotel with it's fine grounds, castellations and lovely bay windows. Who did it belong to when Mr. French came calling and what is it like now? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_07931 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Posters, pinafores and peace in Portaferry Square
Description: "Caoimghin" who is one of our followers is a native of Portaferry and he requested that we visit his home town which we do today. Unusually for Ulster the towns space is called a "Square" rather than a Diamond and it looks like a significant piece of real estate. The group of children wearing pinafores and hats would seem to indicate that it is in high summer but what else can we learn about the town? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_05810 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Are ye right there Michael
Description: Bord na Mona train at Rhode in Co. Offaly is todays shot from Mr. O'Dea (Biddy Mulligan's nephew!) Given that this is out in the middle of a bog it seems unlikely that we will have a streetview? Many years ago I took a group of Cub Scouts there on a tour during our annual camp and we were informed that much of the rolling stock came from the West Clare Railway and the gauge was similar so the lads sang "Are ye right there Michael" for the rest of the camp. Photographer: James P. O'Dea Collection:James P. O'Dea Date: 27th October 1973 NLI Ref.: ODEA 113/10 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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By the left - Quick MARCH!
Description: When you see these barracks you begin to realise the extent of garrisons throughout the island during our time in the British Empire. Perhaps it was similar in the UK but in Tipperary alone there were several and they were very big. Does this one still stand or was it burned down as so many of them were in the early 1920's. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_08633 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Heavy traffic outside Fermoy
Description: We will start the week with a Monkey Morgan image and the location is somewhere outside Fermoy in North Cork! A bright sunny day with lots of good farming practice on display, neat drills, healthy crops, well tended fields and outhouses. The dearth of traffic is further emphasised by the fact that all the people in shot are on the road and ignoring the nearby footpath! When I were a lad (or even a lass) if you wanted to ride your fathers bike but were not tall enough to throw your leg over the saddle then you put one leg under the crossbar and pedalled that way. It looks to me, though I might be mistaken, (as the A said to the B) that the boy on the bike is doing just that? Photographer: Alexander Campbell “Monkey” Morgan Collection: Morgan Aerial Photographic Collection Date: ca. April 1955 NLI Ref: NPA MOR1028 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Beautiful Beauparc, boats and boat boy, by the Boyne.
Description: I would think if you made the climb from the riverbank up to the house three or four times a day you would be very fit indeed. The boats are interesting, what about the crests at the top of the uprights? The boats look too big for personal purposes, could they be tourism related? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1880 - 1900 NLI Ref: L_ROY_07238 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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The bridge to church.
Description: The Catalogue describes this scene as "River, bridge on piling, modern Gothic church, square tower with pitched roof" It is a scene that does look familiar to me, but I cannot put my finger on it. I am sure Sharon Corbet will tell us exactly where we are within a couple of minutes! Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_2104 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Colonel Maurice Moore
Description: Colonel Maurice Moore is not a name that immediately jumps off the page at me. Two minutes research in Google and Wikipedia tells me we are dealing with a very interesting man, a man of significant achievement over the course of his life. I look forward to reading your findings. Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: 1915 NLI Ref: POOLED 2796 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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The rocky road to somewhere
Description: Boxhill/Christ Church is the location and clearly in the UK so when did the Dillon's go there and what was the attraction. It looks like an ancient place, a typical English village or town. What does it look like now? Photographers: Dillon Family Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon Collection: Clonbrock photographic Collection Date: Between 1860 - 1930 NLI Ref: CLON1406 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Booking your last bed?
Description: Grim looking as you might expect given the Victorian attitude to death the Graves Office looks even less welcoming than a cemetery! I had occasion to visit one some time ago and the amount of information they contain is simply amazing and the staff could not have been more helpful. It would make you want to book your stay there;-) Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date:Between 1901 - 1954 NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0719a You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Waiting for the Naval Brigade...
Description: Continuing the Imperial connections today we have "Albert Road, in Kilkee, County Clare and people waiting for - the photographer to give the "all clear"? A really lovely shot of a really lovely place on a fine day with ladies in their finery and lads and lasses in bare feet. We've been to Kilkee before but this one is especially nice and a good one to end a week of travel so we're having a staycation! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_06313 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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A Queen's Terrace in a Kings Town?
Description: I went to England with my parents way back when and stayed overnight in Dun Laoighaire. All my memories of the place are of impressive terraces of buildings in bright sunshine. These terraces of fine buildings with sea view named after Queen Victoria certainly had a most desirable location and as they say, it's all about location, location, location! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_09119 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Lines, lines, lines, Lion lying and more lines
Description: Today we have a rare visit to the Wiltshire Collection and a shot by the lovely Elinor. Newman House, St. Stephen's Green is the subject with some great lines, lions and shadows. The "piece de resistance" is the porter resting on his laurels, or even his sweeping brush, while he chats with a colleague in the sunshine. He has clearly made a clean sweep of those steps? Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire Collection: Wiltshire Photographic Collection Date: insert date NLI Ref: WIL 71[10] You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Dirty smoke versus Clean Green
Description: The dirty smoke emanating from the stacks of the paddle steamer are in sharp contrast to the environmentally friendly sailing ships nearby. Whatever is going on there appears to be a large crowd of onlookers/passengers on the pier. Where is it and what was going on? Photographer: Thomas H. Mason Collection: Mason Photographic Collection Date: 1890 - 1910 NLI Ref: M49/8 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Riding high in the water
Description: The Senator Possehl moored on the North Quays in Dublin looks a very impressive ship and for some reason caught they eye and the lens of Mr. O'Dea. Generally when O'Dea photographed ships it had some connection to the railways so what was the connection, if any, this time? Photographer: James P. O'Dea Collection:James P. O'Dea Date: March 1960 NLI Ref.: ODEA 19/35 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Mick Phelan, operating the signals, King and George Streets, Sydney, c. 1900, Albert James Perier
Description: Mick Phelan, operating the signals for electric and cable trams, corner King and George Streets, Sydney, c. 1900, Albert James Perier, from Perier Collection of photos 1890-1950s. collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/YzO3b5O9 Home and Away - 34431 ON5/76
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When the Sun and the Moon collide in Killiney
Description: Since our visit to England appears to be two ends of the same street today we felt that some variety was required so here is a Mason image to do just that! The "Sun and Moon stones" at Killiney, County Dublin with that scruffy remains of a shrub obscuring the view. Given all the development in that area since then I wonder are they still there and are they still accessible. Photographer: Thomas H. Mason Collection: Mason Photographic Collection Date: 1890 - 1910 NLI Ref: M57/23 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Young ladies wearing pinafores in the sunshine
Description: Contrary to our expectations we will continue with the Dillon families travels for yet another day to see if they went elsewhere on their perambulation around middle England. A charming photograph taken among old English houses, on a cobbled street with three young girls gathered at a corner in a patch of sunlight. Is it still in the Coventry/Warwick area or have they ventured further afield? Photographers: Dillon Family Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon Collection: Clonbrock photographic Collection Date: Between 1860 - 1930 NLI Ref: CLON1618 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Waiting at the gate
Description: Following what was yesterday's damp squib we will continue with the Clonbrock Collection and another of a series that we were hoping might be identified from our visit to Warwick! Warwick is a far cry from the charming village Knocknagoshel with a rich history, some outstanding architecture and a different culture. This image today is one of that series of images and may or may not be taken during the same visit by the Dillon family. It would be interesting to see if it is, or not? Photographers: Dillon Family Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon Collection: Clonbrock photographic Collection Date: Circa 1860 - 1930 NLI Ref: CLON1620 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Downtown Knocknagoshel - it is not!
Description: While we were all off visiting with the Clonbrocks in Oxford the man who requested the images was off visiting Clonbrock and missed the craic! Not to worry because today we have one of a series of images taken by the family and apparently in the same town. Most certainly not in Knocknagoshel it appears to be somewhere in England and Rory Sherlock is of the opinion that if we unlock one then the others will all fall into place? Photographers: Dillon Family Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon Collection: Clonbrock photographic Collection Date: Between 1860 - 1930 NLI Ref: CLON1623 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Lenaboy or not Lenaboy, that is the question?
Description: The lady is standing in front of a house that may be Lenaboy House or so the cataloguer speculates but my untrained eye sees an institutional building and unlikely to be in Ireland? Our esteemed contributor, Rory Sherlock, accepted an invitation to make suggestions and this is one of his choices. This will be an interesting start to what we hope will be an interesting week? Photographers: Dillon Family Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon Collection: Clonbrock photographic Collection Date: Circa 1900 NLI Ref.: CLON726 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Rumtumtumming on the Suir
Description: A glassy Suir in Clonmel with a person (could it be a lady???) out in a rumtum sculling down past the boat club towards that large church. A really nice shot from the Lawrence Collection to end the week. FOGRA Rory Sherlock look out next week we have some work for you to do! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_10452 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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The old and the new
Description: Monkey Morgan was flying high over a shiny new hospital but where was/is it? Don't be fooled by the neighbours because they can easily mislead you and lead you up blind alleys!!!! Photographer: Alexander Campbell “Monkey” Morgan Collection: Morgan Aerial Photographic Collection Date: ca. 1954 -1957 NLI Ref: NPA MOR954 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Let's get to the Point
Description: The catalogue tells us that this is the Strand Hotel, Omeath, Co. Louth (without much evidence supporting the Hotel portion). The one thing for sure is that there is a lot of beer for sale on both sides of the road. The sign post is interesting with the old gaelic type. It is a great shame that the newspaper headlines beside the door on the left is not in focus, dating this photo may be difficult. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_10177 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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All of Dublin life is here!
Description: What a photograph, there is so much activity. A grand view of O'Connell Bridge, Street and Monument. There are enough cars to keep the petrol heads going for a week. There is some unfamiliar street furniture and signs which may help with dating. I look forward to reading your findings. Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 1927 - 1929 NLI Ref: EAS_1740 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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A fine Doer-Upper!
Description: A strange Eason photograph to say the least. I am presuming that these ruins are not standing now so it may be difficult to find a location especially given the catalogue description of "Ruins near Dublin, Co. Dublin" I have been wrong many times in the past, over to you. Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 Circa 1912 NLI Ref: EAS_1732 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Why did the chickens cross the road?
Description: Main Street in Cappoquin grinding to a halt as the locals contemplate the ancient conundrum "why did the chicken cross the road"? The matter is further compounded by the abundance of chickens either in the process of or contemplating a similar adventure! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 1907 - 1908 NLI Ref: L_ROY_10011 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Inniscarra is in Cork!
Description: "A steam ship passing along the quays" the title says but that is a mooring rope at the bows so the ship is going nowhere. WE haven't had an O'Connor image for some time and a visit to Cork in the summer is always good, especially for those from Limerick who have bragging rights! Photographer: Fergus O’Connor Collection: Fergus O'Connor Collection Date: Between 1903 and 12th May 1918 NLI Ref: OCO 288 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Ghosts of times past in Mullingar
Description: Klaxon - Poster Alert - Klaxon The Market Hall in Mullingar with ghosts walking about and a fine selection of posters on one corner. My eye was drawn to the ladder on the building down the street which is so long that it rises several feet above the level of the building. It reminds me of one in an image of the quay in Drogheda and must have been wobbly to climb and stand on for any length of time? Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 Most likely June or July 1910. NLI Ref: EAS_3697 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Reflections on water in Waterville.
Description: Waterville House in County Kerry where the Kerry County Board, the management team and senior tacticians are meeting to plot the downfall of Tyrone for next weekends All Ireland Football semi final! (Yet another fairy story from the Kingdom) Some of the wonder of this fine landscape from the Eason Collection is lost in mono but it still stands out showing the rugged terrain, the house (apparently in the middle of nowhere) and the bridge on the right with the reflection in the pool. Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 NLI Ref: Eas 2384 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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An early picture of Coogee Beach, Sydney
Description: An early picture of Coogee Beach, Sydney, c. 1880, State Library of New South Wales, SPF/628 collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/1Jkm3B5Y
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Trainless wheels and a wheeless train - can we arrange a marriage?
Description: Stranorlar railway yard in all it's glory with a vast range of equipment on display. Lest there be any doubters out there there is a dog in this picture - he's called Rover and is in the signal cabin with Patsy Mc Gonagle;-) I love those little bus-like carriages. They must have had a character all their own when full? Photographer: James P. O'Dea Collection:James P. O'Dea Date: September 2nd 1959 NLI Ref.: ODEA 13/78 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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One man and his dog
Description: To end the week we have to go to the seaside and where better than the "Sunny South East" and Ballymoney? Indeed this is Ballymoney as few of us have ever seen it as it is now a haven for fugitives from other parts of the island fleeing congestion and the stress of city/town life for the joys of sun, sea and sand. That man has a glorious golden beach all to himself and yes, there is a dog!!!!!! Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_3704 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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An Observation on Belle Lake by Mr. Poole
Description: Continuing the trend for this week of having a different collection featured each day we have a Poole image as today's offering. An unusual one from Arthur Henri in that there does not seem to be much point to this and he worked on commissions so it would be interesting what the attraction was? Where is it, what is it like now and could the fisherman among us spend some hours casting flies there? Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: Between 1901 - 1954 NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0411 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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United Colours of ... Shamrock Rovers????
Description: The old Shamrock Rovers ground at Milltown in low sunlight by Mr. Walker makes a change from our usual mono images. A ground with a chequered history with many victories and fewer defeats it's eventual closure was the subject of some controversy. Photographer: Michael S. Walker Collection: Michael S. Walker Collection Date: insert date NLI Ref: NPA WALK46 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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The Squall, theatrical production, Theatre Royal, Sydney, 29/8/1944, by Sam Hood
Description: "The audience which saw the opening performance of "The Squall" at the early evening session at the Theatre Royal yesterday laughed quite often, but the play was not a comedy." "THE SQUALL" (1944, September 1). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 4. Retrieved April 19, 2021, from nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17919257 The Squall, theatrical production, Theatre Royal, Sydney, 29/8/1944, by Sam Hood, State Library of New South Wales, Home and Away - 30819, archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110027973
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Grimly Gothic Gods Gaff
Description: To a fine Stereo Pairs image of a Gothic church someplace in the country that appears to be newly built. It may be very irreverent but these grim buildings remind me more of places of incarceration rather than places of consolation and worship! Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_2010 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Up the back of the book or Domnach Airgid - Sunday Silver?
Description: One of the sure things about the Mason Collection is that there will always be a surprise around the corner. This image of a metal plated book cover (?) is titled "Domnach Airgid" which with my basic Gaelic translates as "Sunday Silver". What is/was it? Where was/is it? and where is it now? Photographer: Thomas H. Mason Collection: Mason Photographic Collection Date: 1890 - 1910 NLI Ref: M32/30 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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With a toot toot and a whish of steam
Description: We missed the anniversary by two days but this magnificent steam traction engine would have been worth posting on Sunday had Morning Mary been awake! O'Dea describes it as "Showman's engine back from Stradbally Steam Rally" and it must have been one of the stars of the show there? Photographer: James P. O'Dea Collection:James P. O'Dea Date: August 8th 1968 NLI Ref.: ODEA 59/1 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Clandeboye is very handy boy!
Description: Clandeboye is one of those names that many Irish people will be familiar with but will not know where it comes from or what it looks like so here is a little insight. This fine manorial house standing in rolling, wooded countryside would appear to be either called Clandeboye or be in a place of that name? Our image of Howth Abbey went to Explore over the weekend so thank you all for your input and research! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 1904 or later. NLI Ref: L_CAB_09078 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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The Abbey on the Viking's Head
Description: Staying with the Lawrence Collection to end the week we have a magnificent view of St. Mary's Abbey and Howth before the bay was filled in. I imagine that most people think that the Abbey is a tavern rather than an ancient place of learning and worship/ Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_00856 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Ship shape on Ship Street
Description: Still in Dublin today but we went South side today to Ship Street at the rere of Dublin Castle. I'm finding it hard to identify any of the buildings in this fine Royal plate but it could perhaps be the PoV? As regards date we can be sure that it was before 1922 if nothing else:-) Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_03083 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Plane crash Katherine River, 22 January 1939
Description: Guinea Airways Limited plane, Lockheed 14H, VH-ABI, Koranga, after crash into the Katherine River, Northern Territory, Australia, 22 January 1939. State Library of New South Wales, collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/.../Yj7ojW49/bO8RwP8kV6O4r On the morning of 18 January 1939 Captain C. R. Clarke had been forced to wait until the heavy downpour of rain eased before he could taxi onto the Katherine Aerodrome runway. He and the other 3 members of the crew were destined for Adelaide but as the plane started its take-off run down the rain-sodden ground it was clear they were in trouble. From his office at the aerodrome, Flying Doctor, Clyde Fenton, watched as the plane took off. Seeing it clear the fence at the end of the runway by less than a metre he immediately knew it was in serious trouble. As he watched the plane plummeted from the sky and he heard a "Final terrific crash, then utter silence”. The Guinea Airways Limited plane had gone head-first into the nearby Katherine River and although Fenton was quick to get to the site, he was unable to save the four occupants. These images were taken by the Sun newspaper four days after the event. "Four Killed When Guinea Airways' 'Plane Crashes At Katherine River". The Barrier Miner. 18 January 1939. collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/Yj7ojW49/7Qvy680X0A33
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Naval manoeuvres on the Galway Mayo border!
Description: What a fantastic photograph from the Lawrence organisation, we are looking out on Irelands only fjord commonly known as Killary Harbour one of only three fjords in Ireland the other two being Carlingford Lough and Lough Swilly. I see the water is flat calm which anyone who knows the area will tell you is a rare occurrence indeed. We have come across Royal visits to this area before, but this looks more like a naval exercise? I am really looking forward to reading your findings on this one. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 Sunday, October 8th 1899 NLI Ref: L_ROY_06469 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Bill Stickers Replay!
Description: There are few better ways of narrowing a Lawrence date range than being able to view a good well positioned poster. In fact, if I could talk to the young Robert French, I would tell him to include as many posters and especially newspaper headline posters in his photos as possible. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 June 1904 NLI Ref: L_CAB_08417 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Elegant waterworks
Description: We will finish out the week with a run of three very interesting Lawrence shots, we start today with a photo of The Waterworks on the banks of the river Lee in Cork. Large Irish waterworks projects suggest Victorian times to me, and we have visited similar projects at Roundwood and Bohernabrenna before. This scheme is different in that it seems to rely on the river for its water supply rather than on reservoirs as is the case with the other two examples. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 1880 - 1899 NLI Ref: L_CAB_01142 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Montree, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Description: While looking at this photo during catalogue selection it struck me as a very modern image for the Lawrence collection. I suspect that we will be much nearer the end of the date range rather than the start. The fishing boat in the little inlet will not help with dating as the design of these boats does not seem to change over the years, you could buy a boat very similar in design today and the only difference would be a strengthened stern section to accommodate a small outboard engine. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_05258 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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A tempting tableau of turntable, tower, tracks and trains.
Description: This photo, and in particular the above title is dedicated to Morning Mary who is recovering from a recent operation, we look forward to having her back with us in the very near future. From Wikipedia I see that "In rail terminology, a railway turntable or wheelhouse is a device for turning railway rolling stock, usually locomotives, so that they can be moved back in the direction from which they came". Well, I never knew that the words turntable and wheelhouse were interchangeable. We are in Cork today courtesy of Mr. O'Dea, what can you tell us about this busy photograph. Photographer: James P. O'Dea Collection:James P. O'Dea Date: September 07 1961 NLI Ref.: ODEA 27/81 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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A lovers tryst - a chance meeting?
Description: For many of Arthur Henri's images the people are carefully posed in a formal manner but this, while carefully posed, has a sense of informality about it that is quite charming. The lady's hat is a hatorifically fine confection and the gentleman's dress is "country squire" and they do make a handsome couple. The lady's dress looks as though it has a "bustle" which might help with dating? Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: Between 1901 - 1954 Most likely 1880s. NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0153 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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The Industrial School at Cappoquin, Co. Waterford.
Description: Any photo of an Irish "Industrial School" reminds us of the awful reports which we have read from inquiries which happened years after most of the people shown in this photo had passed away. There are not many smiles to be seen, smiles were not part of photography then, and I think it is fair to say that smiles were probably not a big part of their lives at that time either. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 186576 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_01437 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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All Quiet on the South Western Front
Description: With a title that reads Red Cross car passing through a village at the South Western Front during the Irish Civil War a car festooned with red crosses passes a group of civilians somewhere in County Limerick during the Civil War. I think we have been nearby before with both the church and that stone wall looking very familiar. Since the crosses look more like the Cross of St. George than the traditional reverse broad Swiss Cross of the red cross this could be misinterpreted had England won last evening! Photographer: W. D. Hogan Collection: Hogan Wilson Collection Date: 25th July 1922 NLI Ref.: HOG111 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Chez Nous or
Description: Ashton Court, Youghal, Co. Cork is far from a humble abode with it's many rooms, balustrades, clock tower and fine Orangery! Right down next to the beach and well sheltered by trees this is/was a prime location. To whom did Ashton Court belong and how does it look today? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 1898 - 1905 NLI Ref: L_CAB_07725 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Winners of the
Description: A happy group of young people wearing funny hats pose for young Mr. Poole on the steps of some building, presumably in Waterford, with a sign HELP - Star of the Sea out in front. We can probably name one of the people with the priest surely the one who commissioned the image Fr. O'Connor. What else can we find out about it and where was it taken? Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: ca. 23 August 1925 NLI Ref: POOLEWP 3320 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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High Bridge over the Low Valley
Description: One of my favourite collections is the Stereo Pairs and it feels good to end the week with a fine pair of images of a viaduct across a valley in a hilly countryside. As usual with the Stereo Pairs the location is not readily available but no doubt that won't too long? Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_0881 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Knick knacks for Ballyhack
Description: An ancient ferry site from Ballyhack to Passage on the mighty Suir and today's image shows a snapshot in the history of the service. It seems to be the Waterford shore and the pier at Passage East in the foreground with Ballyhack on the Wexford side. The service continues to this day but there are vehicles doing the crossing now! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 1906 NLI Ref: L_ROY_06524 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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