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Where: Parnell Court, Parnell St, Waterford, Ireland

When: 01 February 1932

Presuming that if any of you work in Elfin Safety you're having a caniption looking at this photo of work on the tower of St. John's Church on Parnell Street, Waterford...

Information in our catalogue record includes "William Hogg Ltd. Wellington Buildings" in the title, but there is also mention of "The Strand, Liverpool". Is the Liverpool connection a complete stray red herring?

Photographer: Poole Photographic Studios, Waterford

Date: February 1932-ish? (next negative number, though not a wholly scientific dating method as we've previously discovered, was taken on Thursday, 11 February 1932)

NLI Ref.: P_WP_3888

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Jan/2014 13:40:30

    From the DIA: Name: CUTLAR, ROBERT ANTHONY Building: CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, PARNELL STREET, CHURCH OF ST JOHN (RC) Date: 1930 Nature: Repairs to tower & other works. Refs: IB 72, 8 Nov 1930, 1011. That doesn't mean the works happened in 1930, just that the Irish Builder published something about them in 1930.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Jan/2014 13:44:57

    Streetview

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Jan/2014 13:48:24

    3886 is also 1932, according to the archive...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Jan/2014 13:52:16

    Registrations from wikipedia: ZI 1 to ZI 9999 (Mar 1927 – May 1933);

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    ofarrl

    • 13/Jan/2014 13:58:58

    Great photo Carol, thanks for posting. This is a photo taken by my dad from a little further up Parnell Street around 1960. Parnell Street, Waterford

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 13/Jan/2014 14:21:36

    [http:[email protected]] Was your dad up on a roof?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 13/Jan/2014 14:22:13

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] Thanks Niall - fairly happy then with February 1932 date.

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    ofarrl

    • 13/Jan/2014 14:28:52

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/] My mam and dad lived in a flat there from 1959 to about 1961 just after they got married. The photo was taken from one of the windows of the flat.

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    DannyM8

    • 13/Jan/2014 14:29:15

    And there is a little Dog in the doorway to the Garage. Lucky Lady

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 13/Jan/2014 14:34:25

    [http:[email protected]] Phew, so am I back in the good books then? Although people sunning themselves in California shouldn't really whinge... :)

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 13/Jan/2014 14:35:30

    [http:[email protected]] Before the pattering of tiny ofarrl feet! Great central spot to live in Waterford.

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    DannyM8

    • 13/Jan/2014 14:36:16

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] funny

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    John Spooner

    • 13/Jan/2014 14:43:37

    It looks as if a passing horse has made its feelings known about the increasing use of petrol-driven vehicles.

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    DannyM8

    • 13/Jan/2014 14:46:01

    www.askaboutireland.ie/reading-room/environment-geography.... garage could be John Kelly they were in Parnell Street and Catherine Street

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    DannyM8

    • 13/Jan/2014 15:04:57

    In the 1930’s Firestone came to Europe, constructing various factories across the continent as the brand’s popularity grew. Continuing its American heritage, Firestone designed Firehawk tyres for FIA Formula 1 racing from 1965 until 1975. www.bridgestone.ie/press/press-releases/2013/firestone-up...

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    blackpoolbeach

    • 13/Jan/2014 15:05:49

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] Elfin Safety standards have not changed much. Here is a photo taken out of my window. www.flickr.com/photos/blackpoolbeach/5343286381/in/photos...

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    TEXASJOHN

    • 13/Jan/2014 15:12:55

    Nice!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 13/Jan/2014 15:27:24

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpoolbeach] Thought for a moment that you lived on the Prom, until I read about pushing the lens to its limits!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 13/Jan/2014 15:39:33

    [http:[email protected]] Here's a better version of the photo of Kelly's Garage on Catherine Street that's on Ask About Ireland.

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    ofarrl

    • 13/Jan/2014 15:58:18

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/] My little feet pattered around there mid 1960, no memories from then unfortunately. Found this nice description of the church on the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage website. Architect was John B. Keane. www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&...

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    ccferrie

    • 13/Jan/2014 16:47:27

    The Bullarch Ignition Co. was registered at 1 Molesworth Place in 1936 www.cro.ie/search/CompanyDetails.aspx?id=19001&type=B and at 5 & 6 Molesworth Place in 1976 www.cro.ie/search/CompanyDetails.aspx?id=57718&type=B (the latter is now the home of One Pico restaurant)

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    ccferrie

    • 13/Jan/2014 16:50:21

    Nassau Place no longer exists on the map but was where the pedestrian route alongside Kilkenny Design is located now.

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    ccferrie

    • 13/Jan/2014 16:57:20

    It looks like Bullarch was in Nassau Place in 1934 www.europeana.eu/portal/record/2023822/gv4_nbl_lh_nbl_sho...

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    ccferrie

    • 13/Jan/2014 17:09:02

    [http:[email protected]] re John Kelly - I came to the same conclusion looking at the 1911 census John Kelly, Undertaker & Carriage Owner - Obvious transition from Carriage Owner to Motor Garage, and being right beside the church, undertaker seems likely. He had a son, also called John who was 5 in 1911.

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    ofarrl

    • 13/Jan/2014 17:26:05

    The building to the left of the church was also an undertakers. James Falconer had his limousine and undertaking business there for many years up until at least the 1980's I think. His grandson/great grandson now operates the business from Tramore. www.falconerandsons.com/history.html www.falconersundertakers.com/history.php

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    ofarrl

    • 13/Jan/2014 19:50:32

    I have been reliably informed that the garage belonged to John Deegan who had an Austin dealership there for some years. The petrol pumps were added in 1929 and he sold the business in 1950. Mention of the garage in the Capuchin Annual 1943 "JOHN DEEGAN 39 Parnell Street, Waterford Automobile Engineer and Electrician. Sole Agent for Austins. Customers' Cars garaged and driven at Owners' risk"

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    beachcomberaustralia

    • 13/Jan/2014 21:52:17

    Is the tower leaning, like Pisa? Or an optickle illusion?

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 15/Jan/2014 02:50:11

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner] You get the funny caption of the day award!

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    Una Kavanagh

    • 06/Mar/2014 20:10:44

    One of those steeplejacks could be my grandfather, Paddy O'Connor, who lived about three doors down from St. John's Church and was a stonemason, along with his father and his cousin Jack O'Connor. (My uncles did their homework on the coffin-lids in Falconers, being in class with one of the sons :-) ) One of Grandad's stories was of being on the steeple and shouting to his worried boss on the ground that it was alright - he'd had all his nerves removed when he was 14!!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 17/Jan/2016 02:10:14

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