18 Abercorn Road - Former home of Sean O'Casey

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Where: 2-18 Abercorn Rd, North Dock, Dublin, Ireland

When: 01 January 1970

We asked a local politician Maureen O'Sullivan TD to help with this photo and I am happy to report that she has Identified all the kids for us. From left to right we have - Catherine Byrne, Helen Boyle, Rose Byrne, Elaine Kane, Imelda Redmond and Ann Byrne. The boys are the Ryan Twins. The photo was taken around 1970. Ringing the people identified and date established bells now!

Sharon Corbet quickly identified the location as 18 Abercom Road in East Wall, Dublin, former home of Sean O'Casey and his family in the early 1900's - so that means we get to ring our special hat trick bell - location identified also!

Apropos of nothing at all this is photograph number 1,400 on the stream.

Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire

Collection: Wiltshire Photographic Collection

Date: Around 1970

NLI Ref.: WIL 73

You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie

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    sharon.corbet

    • 20/Feb/2015 08:35:47

    Could it be the same doorway as the one entitled 18 Abercorn Rd., the home of Sean O'Casey"?

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 20/Feb/2015 08:39:28

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Definitely the same knockers!

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    DannyM8

    • 20/Feb/2015 08:53:52

    Census 1911 Seághan Ó Cathasaigh or Sean O'Casey at the house.

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    DannyM8

    • 20/Feb/2015 09:00:35

    Census 1901 John Casey - Junior delivery clerk (Sean O'Casey)

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    derangedlemur

    • 20/Feb/2015 09:06:42

    18 round, 19 square: Could well be: www.google.ie/maps/place/Abercorn+Rd,+Dublin/@53.350857,-...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 20/Feb/2015 09:29:58

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Yes, I think the combination of the number, the knocker and the beading on the door says it is the same house. Well done!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 20/Feb/2015 09:35:23

    The two lads in shorts must be brothers - they are wearing the very same shoes and socks, and possibly the very same shorts, shirt and jumper, too.

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    derangedlemur

    • 20/Feb/2015 09:46:08

    www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia/ Oo-er missus!

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    DannyM8

    • 20/Feb/2015 09:46:58

    Is the Shadow of a Gunman?

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    DannyM8

    • 20/Feb/2015 09:50:52

    There is something tied to the right ankle of the girl on the right? Part of a game?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 20/Feb/2015 20:20:59

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] Are you being rude?

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 20/Feb/2015 23:20:42

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] Me? Never! Who was this Sean O'Casey, and why so many photos of his house? catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000049559 Btw the records for the other photos say "published 1969".

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    sharon.corbet

    • 21/Feb/2015 00:02:57

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] He was a playwright.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 21/Feb/2015 08:13:07

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Thank you - I watched the mentioned 1965 MGM biopic 'Young Cassidy' on YouTube this rainy afternoon - youtu.be/2ulEvJPot0k - no sign of this house ...

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 24/Feb/2015 01:45:53

    knee socks, has to be 1960's or 1970's

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    guliolopez

    • 24/Feb/2015 09:31:55

    Loving this photo. A friend of mine lived a few doors down when first moved to Dublin. Our youngest was in child-care a few streets over, and the "minders" were local (for a few generations), so wonder if any of the ladies might know someone (will see). Also, as Niall notes, not only do those two lads have to be brothers, but the girl in the centre looks to be related as well. Might make it easier to place.

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    Maureen McTea

    • 26/Feb/2015 12:33:40

    Those very short hemlines, the one young lady's pants, and the striped tube socks indicate the time period is the 1970s.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 30/Mar/2015 10:13:15

    We asked a local politician Maureen O'Sullivan TD to help with this photo and I am happy to report that she has Identified all the children for us. From left to right we have - Catherine Byrne, Helen Boyle, Rose Byrne, Elaine Kane, Imelda Redmond and Ann Byrne. The boys are the Ryan Twins.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 30/Mar/2015 13:00:39

    Result! Well done.

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    guliolopez

    • 30/Mar/2015 19:29:26

    Excellent well done indeed!