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In their death they were not divided.
Description: Lots of people visit graveyards to look at the headstones and to learn about those who have passed before us. This grave would be of immediate interest to them. It is nothing special until you realise that the two people it holds died on the same day, a husband and wife. There is also the rather cryptic message "Lovely and pleasant in their lives and in their death they were not divided" which asks many more questions than it answers! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 1897 - 1902 NLI Ref: L_ROY_05598 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 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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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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Misty lake of Islands
Description: Lough Erne in County Fermanagh looks beautiful in the early morning mist with the broad expanse of water and the many islands making it a place of adventure and romance! The premises in the foreground has signs of former grandeur with that flag mast, the cast iron gate posts and railing on the balcony. Yet there are signs of neglect with stuff left lying about. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_01106 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Expressions at Luna Park, Sydney, c. 1940
Description: Expressions at Luna Park, Sydney, c. 1940, by R. Donaldson, from film negative, State Library of New South Wales, People Magazine, ON 388/Box 008/Item 035 collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/digital/A5OaeX7kpo3g5
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The lady's name was Ivy
Description: A rustic scene with a corner of the Doo Lough Hotel visible in the midst of a verdant foreground with a bleak and hungry looking mountain in the background. The lady standing close to the hotel seems in rather pensive mood as she contemplates going fishing, swimming or boating before lunch? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 1894-1914, probably nearer 1900. NLI Ref: L_CAB_07545 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Laying tram tracks, St Andrews and George Streets, Dunedin, New Zealand, c. 1900
Description: Laying tram tracks, St Andrews and George Streets, Dunedin, New Zealand, c. 1900, by Walter Ernest Messervy Burke. In the background is the "Gleebone Rainbow Hotel." Volume 2: New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, ca. 1892-1950, DGB 4/vol. 2 collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/digital/WkedP5lBGyb0
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The high and the mighty Rossmore - no more?
Description: Rossmore Castle! A magnificent gothic pile with a vast array of rooms and windows is our photograph to end Monaghan Week. It has been a most interesting visit to the county with that one diversion to keep you all awake and makes you realise just how interesting the border counties are on both sides of the line! Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_3340 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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What would happen if Clones was cloned???
Description: Continuing Monaghan Week with a slight diversion to meet Mr French and Jaunty, we are with the O'Dea Collection today and to the town of Clones in - wait for it - County Monaghan! The title is "Station and Sheds" and it looks like a complex junction with a water tower in the foreground and an unusual set of sheds in the background. No doubt those lines would have been jammed with carriages for the Ulster finals of yore? Photographer: James P. O'Dea Collection:James P. O'Dea Date: August 31st 1959 NLI Ref.: ODEA 13/41 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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God lives in 'Blayney!
Description: If God lives in the Temple, then God lives in Castleblayney? This little gem is reminiscent of the Casino in Marino in Dublin, with similar classical design. Continuing our Monaghan Week, we have moved over from the county town of Monaghan to its near neighbour and rival, Castleblayney. I look forward to reading about this Temple, and to see if it still stands! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_08906 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Mist in the hills - power in the valley
Description: Having been led up the garden path, or even the road to Navan, yesterday at least today we have no idea where the scene in this Mason image actually is! A bit overexposed in places but a very interesting scene stretching from the drama in the foreground with the conversation between the men and the viaduct in the valley with industry among the houses. Where is this and what does it look like today? Photographer: Thomas H. Mason Collection: Mason Photographic Collection Date: 1890 - 1910 NLI Ref: M50/19 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Anna Livia - transpires to be Navan
Description: The Liffey in Dublin the title says but where on the Liffey. I can think of a couple of places but the buildings are throwing me. It looks idyllic and is certainly above the weir at Islandbridge as none of the city bridges matches. What does it look like now? Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_1725 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 Ahascragh - or somewhere like it?
Description: After the long weekend and the ending of the lockdown a trip out foreign seems just the thing to start the week! A view out over the roofs of a city somewhat larger than the metropolis of Ahascragh with a distinctive building in the right foreground. Church, Opera House, Railway station???? Photographers: Dillon Family Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon Collection: Clonbrock photographic Collection Date: Between 860 - 1930 NLI Ref: CLON2057 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Don't pay the ferryman...
Description: Staying in Cavan and this time in Virginia, the town called after Elizabeth I, though a beautiful town unlike the Queen. Set on the shores of Lough Ramor in a very rural area, one wonders who were the users of the ferry? And where did it deliver its patrons on the other side? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_10392 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 I do like to be beside the seaside!
Description: Back to the North Coast and to the lovely town of Whitehead today with the Eason Collection, and a visit to the local yacht club! This has most things – ladies in their finery, children playing at the boats, boats, chains and anchors, even boys with their toys, but nary a sail in sight! Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_0838 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 Boys who fought with heart and hand!
Description: The 1798 Memorial in New Ross town commemorates a time of revolt and carnage that took place mainly in that county, and neighbouring Wicklow. A powerful reminder of a popular uprising that allegedly resulted in more casualties than the French revolution 9 years earlier? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_09607 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Daisy the cow was here!
Description: A nice collection of fresh cowpats on a street in Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh with a nearby drinking trough the obvious attraction! A memorial to those who lost their lives in the South African war would appear to help with the date, while the nearby Memorial Hall adds some substance to the shot! It is Friday so please make allowances. :-) Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_08336 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Calm waters at last
Description: A rare visit to the Fergus O’Connor Collection, and a lovely scene of a single-arched bridge across a seemingly broad expanse of water. It looks idyllic, and being out on that surface in a single scull would be just heaven! Where is it, and does it still stand? Photographer: Fergus O’Connor Collection: Fergus O'Connor Collection Date: Between 1900-1920 NLI Ref: OCO 260 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Leaning on a lamppost in Tralee!
Description: How to confuse a Dublin man? Tell him that Tralee is in Killarney in Co. Kerry! The cataloguer was trying to tell a Kerryman joke while giving the title of this shot as Castle Street, Tralee, Killarney, Co. Kerry! It is a very busy street scene with lots going on. Sunshades down, and plenty of traffic... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_2241 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Rocking around the Clock in Rockingham
Description: Clearly the golfer gave up trying to play his way out of that situation, and brought in the photographer to record the scene so he could shut the naysayers up in the bar in future! The Golf House in Rockingham, Co. Roscommon looks very neat and tidy, apart from the clubs and balls on the floor, but would not accommodate much more than a foursome? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_07333 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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POW Avenue in Belfast, complete with resident canine?
Description: Somehow this image comes with a sense of déjà vu, and one finds it hard to square with Prince of Wales Avenue in Belfast, but that is what the catalogue says and we must go with that? A very rural, dare I say it, almost a seaside atmosphere on this one. Fine houses, well spaced out. would make a very desirable location. And as we know, when it comes to housing, it is all about location, location, location!! +++ UPDATE +++ Huzzah for Rory Sherlock, who gave us a correct location for this one in jig time! Not Belfast, but rather Whitehead, Co. Antrim... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 NLI Ref: Eas 809 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 King and his Palace in Cork
Description: King Street in Cork City is the location for today’s Lawrence image, and those Corkonians did not have the good grace to stand still while they were being shot! A fine image with lots of movement and detail, but what can we find out about it? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_00809 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Sailor suit and no shoes
Description: Across the Shannon today to nearby Roscommon, and yet another Castle, but this time Castle Street. A Royal plate gives wonderful detail, with children and adults out and about but no real traffic on the street. A few horse apples are spread out which are very good for the roses! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 1901-1914 (Edwardian postbox) NLI Ref: L_ROY_10306 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Donkey day in dear old Skibbereen
Description: Bridge Street in Skibbereen is straight as a die with plenty of young lads, donkeys, and other onlookers in this shot by Mr. French. A fine Royal plate gives us the benefit of lots of detail, but my fading eyesight cannot see a dog anywhere :-) Remember the song? I always loved the final chorus: Oh father dear, the day will come when in answer to the call Each Irishman with feelings stern will answer one and all, I'll be the man to lead the van, beneath our flag of green, And loud and high we'll raise the cry, “Remember Skibbereen!” Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_07532 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Northbridge Suspension Bridge being converted to cantilever construction, North Sydney, ca. 1938, Ted Hood
Description: Northbridge Suspension Bridge being converted to cantilever construction, North Sydney, ca. 1938, Ted Hood, from vintage print, PXA 584/69-92 collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/92e74PbY
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The sport of Kings
Description: On the day they plan to fly a drone on Mars, we have this lovely aerial shot of a stud farm somewhere on earth! This fine image is of a fine establishment, with beautifully laid out stables and gallops. Where is/was this? And what does it look like now? Photographer: Alexander Campbell “Monkey” Morgan Collection: Morgan Aerial Photographic Collection Date: April 1955 NLI Ref: NPA MOR967 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Mr. Gray composing his elegy?
Description: On this Good Friday, when church services have been curtailed/prohibited due to the pandemic, it seems appropriate that we go to church? This lovely photograph of the “Old Cathedral” at Leighlin in County Carlow shows a church that looks like it was built in stages. The gentleman loitering on the tombstone looks like a poet in contemplative mood, and so inspired the title above. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_00853 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 Waters ford
Description: Having scaled the intellectual heights of Rūmī and George Herbert, Morning Mary felt the need to come back down to earth, and the wonderful Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection is perfect to lift the mood! A rocky ford in a sylvan setting with mountains for a backdrop, has the makings of a wonderful landscape by a skilled artist. As ever, there is no stated location for the STPs, but I am sure those distinctive mountains will be a big help in the identification? Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_0677 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 ruins are not yet ruined...
Description: The Ruins of Tully Church in Kildare don't look too ruined in this Eason image. Perhaps two images were wrongly catalogued? This church looks in good condition, and those standing outside would be in a position to give testimony, but are probably long gone? +++ UPDATE +++ Definitely a bit of rogue cataloguing or “computer says daft thing” going on here. Not ruined. And not Tully Church. We are at least in the right county. This is actually St. Brigid’s RC church in Kildare town. The tower used to have four big statues. “Who pinched the Apostles?” (as the actress said to the bishop) – We can always rely on our beloved beachcomber australia to lower the tone! Thankfully. :) On a more serious note, this church seems to have been rather ill-fated in the statue department, as a statue fell from the new altar inside in 1886, killing Dr. Kavanagh, parish priest. Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between ca. 1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_2545 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit  –  Happy Saint Patrick's Day
Description: We would like to wish all our viewers and commentators a very Happy Saint Patrick's Day I am not sure what river this is, but I do know that Saint Patrick's Day is the day when angling opens on any river that has not already opened on the 1st March. Living close to the River Dodder as a child, I remember the anglers would gather on the 16th March as the clock approached midnight and as soon as the hour had passed, they would fish away in an effort to catch the first trout of the season. It must be said that one or two of the anglers were "the worse for wear" having come to the river directly from closing time at the local pub! Photographer: Fergus O’Connor Collection: Fergus O'Connor Collection Date: 1900-1920 NLI Ref: OCO 235 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 nowhere?
Description: The RFA (Royal Field Artillery?) Barracks in Kildare is the feature of this Eason image, though it looks like a drab and unusual terrace of houses. What were these houses? Were they billets for the troops, or married quarters? +++ UPDATE +++ These were Married Quarters for the Royal Field Artillery in the barracks in Kildare, that went on to be called Magee Barracks from 1938. The odd curvy roof features have survived on some of the houses on what is now Magee Terrace in Kildare Town. John Spooner unearthed some frankly terrifying articles about ‘clean, cosy, and compact’ married quarters, from a woman’s perspective – this one from February 1900... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 1906-1922 NLI Ref: EAS_2570 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Fascinating Fastnet’s fearless construction workers.
Description: One of Ireland’s most challenging and successful engineering projects, carried out in extremely difficult and hazardous conditions. The Fastnet Lighthouse is iconic for mariners who pass through the waters off the south coast of Ireland, and the subject of many fine photographs. It gives Morning Mary the willies even looking at those men on the structure! +++ UPDATE +++ A really striking photograph that would stop most of us from moaning about our working environments! Great to identify one of these men – master stonemason James Kavanagh is in the white coat with his back to the camera. According to many sources, Mr Kavanagh “placed every stone of the lighthouse with his bare hands”. Unfortunately, he died before the Fastnet light came into use. Photographers: Robert S. Ball (Robert Stawell) Collection: Commissioners of Irish Lights Photographic Collection Date: Circa 1900 NLI Ref: NPA CIL136 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Gibson-Battle automotive electrical specialists building, Sydney, c. 1940
Description: Gibson-Battle automotive electrical specialists building, Sydney, c. 1940, by Sam Hood, from vintage print, Hood Collection part II, State Library of New South Wales, PXE 789 (v.9) collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/9gk5dZJ9/rKVXjNbjD7Zz8 Gibson Battle & Co. Limited, merchant engineering company established in 1883. Engineers and manufacturers of production machinery including internal combustion and steam engines, tractors, dragline and earthmoving machinery, conveyors, agricultural industry machinery and transport. In 1961 the company was taken over by Tutt Bryant Limited. The Engineered Products Group currently has four major Divisions supplying Australian industry with pumps, hydraulic systems, mechanical power transmission products and engines.
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Going for a pint?
Description: After all the looking up yesterday and the struggle to even put the right numbers on houses we felt that everybody needed a wee bit of refreshment, and so a visit to St. James’s Gate and the Guinness Brewery was called for. For that reason, we can now look down and see the entire area surrounding the Brewery with areas north and south of the Liffey as a bonus! Photographer: Alexander Campbell “Monkey” Morgan Collection: Morgan Aerial Photographic Collection Date: June 1955 NLI Ref: NPA MOR1310 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Rathmines in Bohernabreena?
Description: The Rathmines Waterworks in Bohernabreena is the subject of today's image from the Lawrence Collection and is a little bit hard to figure out? The water on the left appears to be a reservoir/lake, while that on the right an outflow/inflow channel? What it looks like today will be interesting to see. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_10549 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Chief Secretary's Lodge now Deerfield, Phoenix Park, Dublin.
Description: Another day in the Phoenix Park is always welcome, especially for any of us living more than 5 Km from there in this time of "lock down". I think I know some of the history of this house, but I am very happy to wait and read the facts you discover before I comment. I have used this strategy before and it has served me well, in that most times what I thought I knew was in fact incorrect. We live and learn! Over to you. +++ UPDATE +++ Really enjoyable stream of comments below that I would encourage you to read – arguments about official buildings in the Phoenix Park, diplomatic relations (FURIOUS Irish Bishops!), missing conservatories, windows that don't match. Not to mention a “blood-stained coat left under the drawing-room couch”... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_02650 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 job is OXO!
Description: I know, I know! Your deja vus are having a bad case of deja vu, but this photograph of Harcourt Street Station was too good to pass. There is so much to see here, the station itself, the luggage trolleys, the fashion, and the advertising hoardings. The messenger boy’s bicycle parked at the footpath is a real reminder of days gone by, and cheeky devils flying about the streets with their loads for delivery! +++ UPDATE +++ Gorgeous posters in this one! And very helpful they were too. Dates for the fillum Monte Carlo (“As Intimate as a Lady’s Boudoir”, if you don't mind!) in the Irish Times and an excursion to Tramore gave us a really close date of in or around early August 1931. Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 Early August 1931 NLI Ref: Eas 1718 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Parisian street scene, 1955
Description: Gare Saint-Lazare, May 1955. Collection of Maurits Van Wesemael. Photographer unknown. hdl.handle.net/21.12117/28227593
Owner: Liberas
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That sheep may safely graze...
Description: Sheep and cattle grazing in the foreground, a beautiful beach in the middle ground, with a background consisting of a seaside town, but where are we? The Stereo Pairs are generally crystal clear, but unusually this one is a bit blurry in the area near the camera. Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_1848 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Bare feet and brown boots in Limavady
Description: The whole town of Limavady appears to have come out to pose for the photographer in this image. One man even brought his motorcycle, or what we used to call them back in the day "his autocycle"! Boys and girls in their best bib and tucker, some with packages and one with a bag, but nary a sign of a dog!! Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1920 1907 - 1912 NLI Ref: EAS_2865 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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'Braeside' or 'Burnside' under construction, Kidman & Mayoh, shipbuilders, Kissing Point Park, Ryde, Sydney, c. 1920, Arthur Ernest Foster
Description: 'Braeside' or 'Burnside' under construction, Kidman & Mayoh, shipbuilders, Kissing Point Park, Ryde, Sydney, c. 1920, Arthur Ernest Foster, glass negatives, Series 02 chiefly Sydney, ca. 1916-1947,Box 17 No. 178 collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/9O4oZprn/Ddy5xj5RMzVDg Both ships never went into service due to structural issues. The Burnside was sold to the Union Box & Timber Company of Annandale who stripped accessible portions of the structure and in September 1923 what remained of the ship was burnt on the stocks. In December 1923 the Braeside was towed outside Sydney Heads and set on fire. It burned through the night.
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Only a shell left...
Description: Coincidentally one week after we had the wedding of a man who was a Garda Superintendent present the night the British Embassy was burned down, we have a Walker image of what remained of the Embassy. A very crowded Merrion Square with lots of cars and jaywalking pedestrians on display! Photographers: Michael S. Walker Collection: Michael S. Walker Photographic Collection Date: 1972 NLI Ref: NPA WALK3 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Shuttered shop on the corner of Alexander Street
Description: All these celebrations, and the sherry provided by the Library Hierarchy have given me a hangover, so back to the sobriety of the Poole Collection for today's image. House in Alexander Street commissioned by W. McCoy shows us a fine establishment with lots of potential, and two resident corner boys. What am I offered? +++ UPDATE +++ Well done to you all on reconstructing the lives and livelihoods of those families living and working around Alexander Street. And a special thank you to Paul O'Farrell, who has long been our roving Waterford Correspondent, for establishing a solid enough date for this photograph of in and around 1895. Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Collection, Waterford Date: Between ca 1901-1954 Around 1895 NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0687 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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FLYING HIGH IN CELEBRATION – 90 MILLION VIEWS
Description: Today we are celebrating having reached 90,000,000 views, and to mark the occasion we have been given access to the aerial photography of Alexander “Monkey” Morgan. So for today what could be better than to have a parade, a St. Patrick’s Day Parade to be sure, but with a wonderful view of Dublin’s city centre from high in the sky. Which is where Monkey Morgan was of course! As we post his images in the future, it is going to pose its own challenges seeing places from a very different PoV!!!! +++ UPDATE +++ I think it's safe to say that we're going to very much enjoy the lofty point of view that Monkey Morgan’s photos will give us. We've established the exact date for this one – Thursday, 17 March 1955, and also that the parade started from St. Stephen’s Green at 11am. It went up one side of O'Connell Street, and then back down the other, which certainly seems to give better value to spectators than modern parades. You couldn't miss a thing that way. And 'twas far from a St. Patrick's Festival the parade was in those days. It was sombrely called the Industries Parade, and was organised by the National Agricultural and Industrial Development Association. We found out there were about 250,000 spectators on this day, and thanks to Sharon Corbet, we know there was “a bit of an incident”! Photographer: Alexander Campbell “Monkey” Morgan Collection: Morgan Aerial Photographic Collection Date: Thursday, 17 March 1955 NLI Ref: NPA MOR878 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Eight-hour Day march in Bundaberg Queensland 1910
Description: Creator: Unidentified. Location: Bundaberg, Queensland. Description: March for the Eight-hour day through the streets of Bundaberg in 1910. View the original image at the State Library of Queensland: hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/142974 Information about State Library of Queensland’s collection: www.slq.qld.gov.au/research-collections
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Is Belfast Fish, Flesh or Fowl?
Description: A wonderful Eason image for today with High Street, Belfast in all its glory. Trams, carriages, sidecars, pedestrians, all on a long, busy High Street with awnings out to protect the windows from the sun. Looking at the long dresses of the ladies, I suspect that it was taken at the early part of the date range – if not before? One thing for sure, there are no microwave hairdo's on display :-) Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Between 1900-1920 NLI Ref: Eas 417 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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View of Bundaberg Foundry from across the river Bundaberg
Description: Creator: Unknown. Location: Bundaberg, Queensland. Description: The Bundaberg Foundry opened in North Bundaberg in 1885 and in 1907 first employed the future world aviator, Bert Hinkler. He was later commemorated in the Hinkler Museum in the Botanic Gardens, a short distance north of the foundry in Gavin Street. View the original image at the State Library of Queensland: hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/191726. Information about State Library of Queensland’s collection: www.slq.qld.gov.au/research-collections. You are free to use this image without permission. Please attribute State Library of Queensland.
Owner: State Library of Queensland, Australia
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Lucan, the most exotic place for taking the waters!
Description: Growing up and reading that members of the nobility would travel to far off places to “Take the waters”, it seemed that it was unlikely that we would have something similar close by. Lisdoonvarna in the midst of the wonderful Burren seemed to be an aberration, but due to the nature of the place it seemed understandable. Lucan on the other hand, on the outskirts of Dublin City, might not have been seen in the same light, but here is proof positive that indeed there was a Spa in Lucan. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_09110 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Main Street with a line running through it!
Description: Main Street, Drimoleague, Co. Cork has a rather unusual look to it, with the railway station and line on the one side, and the premises on the other? It does look pristine and very well maintained in this image, but alas is probably no longer like this – or is it? Photographer: Fergus O’Connor Collection: Fergus O'Connor Collection Date: 1900-1920? NLI Ref: OCO 345 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Hiding your Granny behind the gate?
Description: St. James’ Villa, Malahide in North County Dublin appears to be all alone in the field, but that will have changed dramatically in the intervening years! A gentleman with two young ladies, and what appears to be an older lady, pose for this Eason image. Given that the Eason Collection photographs were generally intended for use as postcards, one wonders what was the significance of this house and/or the family? +++ UPDATE +++ Some beautiful Malahide family reconstructions in evidence here. Everyone seemed to enjoy this one, and a special thank you, An Poc Ar Buile, for your deep dive into newspapers, allowing you to show changes of ownership for this lovely house, St James' Villa, in 1902, 1905, and 1910 (when it was sold as part of the estate of William Parkinson). Bernard Healy then leapt into the fray with evidence about the Parkinson family (not all happy) from family history records. Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-around 1914 NLI Ref: EAS_1864 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Stand still, it's candid camera!
Description: While everybody else stands still at Mr. French’s request, the lone dog looks disapprovingly at the carter who puts a “ghost” into the photograph! A fine, busy scene on Mill Street, Ennis with lots of people, mostly men and boys, about. The scene has changed somewhat but for the most part remains the same today! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1890-1900 NLI Ref: L_ROY_04486 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Rocky Road to Roundstone Retreat
Description: The Monastery in Roundstone cannot complain at the lack of stone for building! Rocks galore all round and on the other side of the bay, make this a fairly bleak place to found a monastery. The fortified gate is interesting. Was this a protection against Vikings, pirates, or other raiders? We have been to Roundstone recently but this lovely Lawrence image is well worth the return visit. +++ UPDATE +++ Around the rugged rocks, you ragged rascals ran – trying to differentiate between two alleged monasteries in Roundstone, not helped by apparently conflicting dates on 6" maps and the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. Bernard Healy confirmed that “our” monastery was definitely Franciscan, noting that cartographers may have been confusing it with a much earlier Dominican establishment. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_04342 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 Godot?
Description: It is many years since Morning Mary was in Ballina and even longer since she was in Ardnaree but this sight, apart from the people, is very familiar. On the “wrong” side of the river from the bulk of the town, it was the site of a famous boxing club, but close to many of the attractions of Ballina of that time! I wonder what we can find out about it today? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_07457 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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To the Manor born
Description: The Manor of St. John has that classic sound to it! A place built on the site of a monastery perhaps, or is that the name of the townland? Waterford, where Mr. Poole took so many of his photographs, has some wonderful townland names including Morning Mary's personal favourite “Christendom”, so perhaps “St. John” is yet another? Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Collection, Waterford Date: Between 1890-1910 NLI Ref: POOLEIMP 336A You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Baby beneath the thatch
Description: If I had been told that this was an image from one of the far flung colonies of the British Empire, rather than Glena Cottage in Killarney, that would have been credible! A very fine “cottage” with the finest thatch Morning Mary has ever seen! A fine house with picture windows, beautiful location, and a happy group where one of the women appears to be holding a baby! The Stereo Pairs Collection never fails to delight! Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_0661 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Patiently waiting for the fall?
Description: A fine Royal Plate from the Lawrence Collection featuring a geological oddity near Kenmare in Co. Kerry. “Green Stone on Lime” is the title which probably means that it is an erratic dating from the last ice age? Is it still there intact, or has the pollution and the increased movement of people toppled what thousands of years could not do? +++ UPDATE +++ It is still outstanding in its field! And well done, that derangedlemur and that beachcomber australia, for finding this scientific description of our mighty stone wonder in The Irish Naturalist, September 1898, which would have been published around the time this photo was taken: “Carrigacappeen, a very remarkable erratic of Old Red grit, standing on a 6-foot pillar of Carboniferous Limestone, a striking example of denudation by solution since the Glacial Epoch”. We thank you, lemur and beachcomber, our very own "remarkable erratics"! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_04359 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 jewel in the crown
Description: It has been a long time since we had an image from the Wiltshire Collection, so an early morning view of Iveagh House seems like a great way to redress that loss! This is one of Morning Mary’s favourite buildings in Dublin and the interior is even better than it’s splendid exterior! +++ UPDATE +++ We had a fabulously ghosty story from Bernard Healy about Holy Thursdays in Dublin, and the widespread belief that a cross appeared in one of the windows of Iveagh House – so widespread that crowds used to gather outside in the hopes of seeing the cross. An article in the Evening Herald newspaper from June 1976 confirmed this long-held Dublin belief. Sadly, it seems it was just a great story, and nothing but “a natural flaw in the original glass caused the vision of the cross”. And do read beachcomber australia's story from Trove for a flaming example of a scathing Edwardian burn against Lord Iveagh and his decorating notions... Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire Collection: Wiltshire Photographic Collection Date: 1967 NLI Ref: WIL 35[7] 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 Monastery, Kildare
Description: I love the statue in the skylight over the door in this Eason photo of The Monastery in County Kildare. For some reason I think this building is small for a "Monastery" I would have expected something larger and more ecclesiastical. I am interested to see what we learn from your investigations. Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 1935 NLI Ref: EAS_2566 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Safe harbour in Roundstone.
Description: We will begin this week with an image of Roundstone in Co. Galway, with crops in the fields and telephone/graph wires draped across the landscape. The children are out and about which probably means that the schools are on holiday, while there are few boats in the harbour, meaning that the fishing boats are out? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-19141894 (Thank you, Niall McAuley) NLI Ref: L_CAB_04340 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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We came across a cross.
Description: While searching the archive, I came across this photograph of a cross in stereo, and I immediately said to myself, they will never find the location! The catalogue description is equally nondescript. It says “Small rude stone cross of 1 piece” which must be one of the vaguest descriptions in the whole catalogue. Excellent, I thought, this is as tough as it gets. Good luck with the detective work! Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_1886 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Rocky beauties
Description: To end a bizarre week, we have this charming image captured during a visit by the Clonbrocks to the Aran Islands. The stub of an ancient cross, set among the rocky fields, and emphasising its age, there are two young locals – a lad and a lassie. What can we find out about it, and when was it taken? +++ UPDATE +++ Well, the best thing we found out about this photograph is that we need to horizontally flip it in our catalogue. The second-best thing is that it was taken before “the twenty-one cottages were built in 1914”. (Thank you, Mike, you're always great for the island information.) Photographers: Dillon Family Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon Collection: Clonbrock Photographic Collection Date: Circa 1860-19301914 NLI Ref: CLON2164 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 Model School in Enniscorthy
Description: The Model School sounds like a school in miniature, but there are quite a few throughout the country. Some of them are large institutions like this one in Enniscorthy, others are smaller. But they all appear to have been excellent places of education. Morning Mary attended one, and has many happy memories made rosier by the passage of time, no doubt! +++ UPDATE +++ Thanks, Domhnall Sioradáin, for explaining that Model Schools were part of the original model (Domhnall couldn't resist!) for national primary education in Ireland, 1831. Model schools were set up, and older bright pupils would act as monitor apprentices and later become teachers. In 1870, model schools were replaced by 2-year residential training colleges, such as Carysfort in Dublin. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_02041 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 Bailey of the Alps?
Description: At fist glance, this image of the Bailey Light at Howth looks as if it is surrounded by vast mountains and rocky slopes. Instead it appears that a very poor effort at old style photo shopping has taken place or that the plate – a fine Royal sized plate has deteriorated dramatically. What a pity, as the Bailey is seen in splendid detail here! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_00659 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 ecclesiastical complex among the tussocks
Description: The title sums this one up! An ecclesiastical complex in the midst of tussocks of grass. Where, when, and what is it like now? I suspect that this is one that will be joining the “No longer standing” category? +++ UPDATE +++ Thanks to Sharon Corbet's prodigious memory, it turns out that we've visited this location before. It's the Hevey Institute in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. But sure lookit, while it might have been less craic for all of you, it means that another one of our photographs is now Location Identifed rather than languishing in our catalogue as “Institutional building, nine bays wide, (three under pediment of central element) with central tower”. So that can't be bad... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_2178 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Water under the bridge
Description: Dutchy and Jim captured a beauty here with lovely creamy water and a fine three arched bridge somewhere in Ireland! The scene is rugged, rustic and rural with some effort to divert the water just evident at the bottom of the shot. I wonder what it looks like today and does the beautiful bridge still stand? Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_0544 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Lying about on the lines.
Description: And its then I'll repair to the Curragh of Kildare as the song goes and obviously these men have taken that literally. "F" Lines in the Curragh Camp shows lots of wooden walled buildings, some strange fencing around two cannon and several layabouts. Perhaps those who know uniforms can tell us when this was taken and any of the detail around the shot and the area. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_02867 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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No lockdown at Hotel Goldner Loewe
Description: The Clonbrocks could travel and were off to Europe where they took some images that have provided us with great entertainment. This lovely image of a lake/river side scene with boats, hotel and hills on view was taken at "Stolzenfels". Is it correct? Is it still the same and what more can we find out about it> Photographers: Dillon Family Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon Collection: Clonbrock photographic Collection Date: 1901 NLI Ref: CLON645 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Beetles, points and Foynes.
Description: For some reason O'Dea has made the trip down to Foynes in Co. Limerick to view a "Beetle" moving an empty wagon which can only mean that a new piece of kit is being trialed? Foynes was always a small town well down the Shannon Estuary from Limerick City and the ships passed it by to get to the port in the city. This has all changed now and today Foynes is a fine deep water port taking ships that could never have navigated the winding estuary! Photographer: James P. O'Dea Collection:James P. O'Dea Date: iNovember 5, 1968 NLI Ref.: ODEA 62/1 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Mr. Mosley and staff at your service!
Description: Since we are on a run of buildings here is a shop, apparently in Waterford with the staff standing ready to serve! Mr. Mosley had a fine shop with plenty of frontage and even some sideage but where is/was it and and what did they do for a living? Morning Mary was having some issues with WiFi earlier and though I did all this work already obviously it got lost out there in the ether. Apologies and especially to Oaktree Brian who noticed the lack of a title on the image. Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: Between 1901 - 1954 NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0640 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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Tallships and King's Head Hotel, Circular Quay, Sydney, c. 1877
Description: Tallships and King's Head Hotel, Circular Quay (western side), Sydney, c. 1877, State Library of New South Wales, SPF/782 archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110317952
Owner: State Library of NSW
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Boating on Lough Dan
Description: For those of us who have had the pleasure of seeing Lough Dan, it was usually from above looking down. This Lawrence image is down at water level showing the Wicklow hills in the background, and two men in their Sunday best about to put out onto the lake in a boat! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_04420 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 the horse was king of the road!
Description: From effin effigies to the busy main street in Bray, Co. Wicklow, all in the course of 24 hours? That is the joy and excitement of following the NLI on Flickr. This lovely street shot from the Fergus O’Connor Collection shows a world of life and movement, and all from 100 years ago. Sure where else would you get it? Photographer: Fergus O’Connor Collection: Fergus O’Connor Collection Date: 1900-1920 NLI Ref: OCO 204 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 Ups and Downs of Victoria Crescent
Description: The whole northern coast of Ireland is a wonder of beautiful scenery, beautiful towns and villages, and welcoming people. And Portstewart is one of the very best. This Eason image shows Victoria Crescent in Portstewart in a very different time, with ladies in long dresses and the arrival of modern communications in the form of telegraph/phone poles! Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 26th August 1910 - as per John Spooner NLI Ref: EAS_2967 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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Simpler days
Description: I know that across the country, wedding ceremonies are being cancelled or heavily curtailed, because of this terrible virus. It must be causing great anguish to all involved. Today, we travel back to simpler times and present a very happy looking couple, I presume on the day of their wedding. I wonder who the other two people are? Siblings? Best man and bridesmaid? I am sure we will know before the morning is out. The photograph was commissioned by Mr. Thomas Hogan of 1 Doyle Street, Waterford. Photographer: Poole Studio photographer Collection: Poole Photographic Collection, Waterford Date: Most likely 26th December 1945. NLI Ref: POOLEWP 4512 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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Square, Portlaw, Co. Waterford
Description: We stay in County Waterford for today's offering from the Lawrence collection. Again we have a square that does not look very square-like at all. The whole scene looks very planned, which is unusual in itself. What can you tell us about this interesting photograph? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_04057 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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Jewel Greenaway from Toowoomba holding piglet at the Brisbane Exhibition 1949
Description: Creator: Truth (Brisbane, Queensland) . Location: Brisbane, Queensland. Description: Two small girls pose at the Brisbane Exhibition. One holds a piglet. The girl's parent look on. The Royal National Association Exhibition later became known locally as the Ekka. View the original image at the State Library of Queensland: hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/250449. Information about State Library of Queensland’s collection: www.slq.qld.gov.au/research-collections. You are free to use this image without permission. Please attribute State Library of Queensland.
Owner: State Library of Queensland, Australia
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John Davidson Anthony Jeffery and David Jeffery at the Brisbane Exhibition 1949
Description: Creator: Truth (Brisbane, Queensland). Location: Brisbane, Queensland. Description: Later known as the Ekka. The Royal National Association Exhibition later became known locally as the Ekka. View the original image at the State Library of Queensland: hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/0000. Information about State Library of Queensland’s collection: www.slq.qld.gov.au/research-collections. You are free to use this image without permission. Please attribute State Library of Queensland.
Owner: State Library of Queensland, Australia
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Shoeing a horse at the Southport Show 1952
Description: Creator: Queensland Newspapers Pty Ltd. Location: Brisbane, Queensland. Description: Description with photograph : Final preparation for another big effort as Gold Mead, holder of the world's record high jump of 8 ft. 6 in. set at Cairns in 1948, is shod by his rider Bill Sutton at the Southport Show, which opened today. The horse is owned by Mr A. L. Payne. View the original image at the State Library of Queensland: hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/116383. Information about State Library of Queensland’s collection: www.slq.qld.gov.au/research-collections. You are free to use this image without permission. Please attribute State Library of Queensland.
Owner: State Library of Queensland, Australia
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Southport Show Chief Steward Mr W Mulcahy judging a rooster 1952
Description: Creator: Queensland Newspapers Pty Ltd. Location: Brisbane, Queensland. Description: Later known as the Ekka. The Royal National Association Exhibition later became known locally as the Ekka. View the original image at the State Library of Queensland: hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/117516. Information about State Library of Queensland’s collection: www.slq.qld.gov.au/research-collections. You are free to use this image without permission. Please attribute State Library of Queensland.
Owner: State Library of Queensland, Australia
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The Caverns Ice Scaters at the Brisbane Exhibition 1949
Description: Creator: Truth (Brisbane, Queensland). Location: Brisbane, Queensland. Description: One male and three female ice skaters perfom on a small ice rink at the Brisbane Exhibition. The Royal National Association Exhibition later became known locally as the Ekka. View the original image at the State Library of Queensland: hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/250452. Information about State Library of Queensland’s collection: www.slq.qld.gov.au/research-collections. You are free to use this image without permission. Please attribute State Library of Queensland.
Owner: State Library of Queensland, Australia
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Two of the Great South China Acrobatic Team at the Brisbane Exhibition 1949
Description: Creator: Truth (Brisbane, Queensland). Location: Brisbane, Queensland. Description: Two Chinese acrobats perform at the Brisbane Exhibition. In the background is a banner featuring Chinese dragons. The Royal National Association Exhibition later became known locally as the Ekka. View the original image at the State Library of Queensland: hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/250454. Information about State Library of Queensland’s collection: www.slq.qld.gov.au/research-collections. You are free to use this image without permission. Please attribute State Library of Queensland.
Owner: State Library of Queensland, Australia
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Two very clean young Herefords being attended by Joyce Dixon before entering the show ring Brisbane 1940
Description: Creator: Queensland Newspapers Pty Ltd. Location: Brisbane, Queensland. Description: Two very clean young Herefords being attended by Joyce Dixon before entering the show ring Brisbane 1940 The Royal National Association Exhibition later became known locally as the Ekka. View the original image at the State Library of Queensland: hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/128913. Information about State Library of Queensland’s collection: www.slq.qld.gov.au/research-collections. You are free to use this image without permission. Please attribute State Library of Queensland.
Owner: State Library of Queensland, Australia
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Mount Jerome Cemetery
Description: Sometimes I think it is a little bit ghoulish but I find visiting cemeteries quite fascinating! Seeing the details of those residents/citizens who have passed on to their eternal reward can give you such an insight to the place and the people that often you cannot obtain from the buildings! Mount Jerome is out there on the south side so I am not too familiar with it, and will watch with interest to see what develops! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 1879-1914 (thanks BeachcomberAustralia) NLI Ref: L_CAB_02861 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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All’s well in Sunday’s Well
Description: A very rare visit to the Fergus O’Connor collection today, and to a very neat, clean, and quite striking St. Vincent’s Church in Sunday’s Well in Cork. The church looks to be attached to a religious establishment, yet is open to the general public and the people attending have dressed up for the occasion. Sunday’s Well has always intrigued me! Is there a Well for Monday, Tuesday, etc.? Photographer: Fergus O’Connor Collection: Fergus O’Connor Collection Date: Not dated NLI Ref: OCO 317 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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I remember that summer in Dublin
Description: The junction of Eccles Street, Dorset Street, and Temple Street feature in this shot from the Wiltshire Collection. Perhaps not in the summer, but not at the height of winter either. The junction back then was busy with lots of cars and pedestrians on the move. It may not have been raining but the potholes are still holding onto some water to show that it is about! Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire Collection: Wiltshire Photographic Collection Date: 1965 NLI Ref: WIL 15[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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Looking out at Look Out!
Description: From the drama of John Spooner searching the internet for knickers yesterday, we have a dramatic outlook today from Teelin in Co. Donegal. Look Out Cliff looks bleak and desolate in mono, but is surely a place of great natural beauty just like the rest of that county? Is that Mr. French’s assistant standing, looking out at us? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_01461 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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Castle at the Court of the King?
Description: Cabra Castle near Kingscourt in Co. Cavan looks very modern in this cabinet-sized image from the Lawrence Collection. Was it recently refurbished, or a recent build for some aspiring social climber? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_08146 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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Sitting on the bridge below the town...
Description: The bridge in Enniscorthy beneath the shadow of the castle is today’s image from the Poole Collection. I love the corner boys sitting on the parapet of the bridge, sharing that male companionship of gossip, slagging, and watching the world go by! Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: The Poole Photographic Collection, Waterford Date: Deffo after 1919 (Frigidaire brand) NLI Ref: POOLEWP 3854 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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Whither the wind blows
Description: The weather vane stands still on a quiet day in Mountrath, as the traffic builds up and streets begin to fill. The lady in the pony and trap with the umbrella opened seems at odds given the man in his shirt sleeves on the right of the image. I love the collection of objects behind the said man! Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1920 NLI Ref: Eas 2749 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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Victoria Hotel Mackay
Description: Creator: Mackay Mackay Regional Council. Location: Mackay, Sarina, Queensland. Description: The Victoria Hotel was located on the north-west corner of Victoria and Macalister Streets, Mackay. First licensed by George Voysey in 1873, and then by Robert Neill in 1874, the hotel burned down on September 3, 1897 and was rebuilt. The hotel continued trading until the 1960s when it was demolished and the Whitsunday Hotel was built on the site (opened May 6, 1966). This photograph probably dates from the late 1930s when Chinatown buildings had been removed from the adjoining blocks. View the original image at the State Library of Queensland: hdl.handle.net/10462/QMC/deriv/396 Information about State Library of Queensland’s collection: www.slq.qld.gov.au/research-collections You are free to use this image without permission. Please attribute State Library of Queensland.
Owner: State Library of Queensland, Australia
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Farewell to the Curragh of Kildare
Description: A pastoral scene from Newbridge in County Kildare today with lots of life on view, after the late Josephine Eliza’s plaque yesterday. Drovers with their sheep and DOG moving along Main Street in the town as they head to market. TO MEATH of the pastures, From wet hills by the sea, Through Leitrim and Longford Go my cattle and me. Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1920 NLI Ref: EAS_2527 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 DOG, the DONKEY, and the HORSE.
Description: For our second offering on this momentous day when the National Library of Ireland reopens, we have this lovely image from the Eason Collection of Main Street, Roscommon! Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1920 NLI Ref: EAS_3360 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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Rising to the heavens
Description: The church of the Sacred Heart in Roscommon Town rises above a very impressive depiction of the crucifixion down below. It looks pristine and new here, but how does it look today? Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1903-1920 NLI Ref: EAS_3356 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're in Mullingar, but not a heifer in sight?
Description: Greville Street in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath looks like a fine thoroughfare, if a bit on the muddy side. All the action appears to be taking place some distance from the photographer, which may limit what we find out about the shot. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_01588 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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Donkey Derby
Description: The Stereo Pairs Collection and a beach scene for today’s post with lots of donkeys, carts, and layabouts on view. In light of the scurrilous comment yesterday suggesting that Mr. Stereo Pairs included his version of the Ford Consul in his shots, can you tell which one is which? Thank you all for the advice on removing the earworm, but after four substitutes, I am now in Heartbreak Hotel with the King! Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: 1860-1883 Between ca. 1870-1883 NLI Ref: STP_1656 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 Solar Powered time machine...
Description: In a beautiful part of a beautiful county stands the beautiful wee town of Gweedore, and so we will start our week with a visit to the Gweedore Hotel. A posed shot by the looks of it, with a gentleman standing behind a bench with his hat resting on the seat. The flowers are abundant, the windows are open, so it was probably Sunday 5th June when the Irish summer arrived – and departed? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_01345 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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Ladders for salmon and stairways to heaven - what next?
Description: Well from one place of religious significance to another! Those who spend their time fishing will identify with the gentleman standing on the rocks overlooking the salmon ladder in Belleek and the pleasure it must give him to see them climb to the lake? It looks enormous but was it natural or man made? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_04713 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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