Queen Street, Dublin City, Co. Dublin.

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Where: Queen St, Arran Quay, Dublin, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1964

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This is one of those different O'Dea shots taken almost exactly 51 years ago to the day! It shows Queen Street in Dublin with the bridge in the distance. On the left is the entrance to the colourfully named "Thundercut Allley". An examination of Streetview will show how much the inner city has changed in the meantime!

This picture was picked by the Explore process!!

Photographer: James P. O'Dea

Collection: James P. O'Dea

Date: May 16 1964

NLI Ref.: ODEA 39/8

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
Views: 43240
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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 19/May/2015 08:30:38

    Well at least the lamp-posts have lasted, or have they been reproducing?

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 19/May/2015 08:42:58

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/] That's the third Austin Cambridge you have posted recently! What's going on? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin_Cambridge#A55_Cambridge Anyone know what the car on the right is? FIAT?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 19/May/2015 09:20:00

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] The lampp-posts are the originals so made of good stuff! The car just out of shot was a Ford Anglia with the sharp angle on the rear screen. The third car down (OIK-31) I am not too sure of, possibly a Simca? What I do remember is that back door which demonstrates that this was before the era of the hatchback!

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    swordscookie back and trying to catch up!

    • 19/May/2015 09:39:33

    I spent a lot of time working in this area and know it well! By the time I came there in 1968 this had changed somewhat, most of the old buildings on the right were gone and the place was more or less derelict! There's a lot of history attached to the area which was once part of Oxmanstown Green. Down towards the bottom of the street just after the junction with Blackhall Street is one of the last pawnbrokers in Dublin complete with three gold balls overhead as the sign of their trade!

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    O Mac

    • 19/May/2015 10:42:04

    St Catherine's Church, Thomas Street in the distance.

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    foss54

    • 19/May/2015 14:48:16

    Great to see the old cars, would have been a pleasure to drive then (too many cars on the road now).

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    Paddywhack56

    • 19/May/2015 14:51:17

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] I don't think it's a Fiat though it has something of the 500 Topolino about it. I think it looks french, possibly a Panhard or Simca though Panhards would have been rare in Ireland.

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    GeorgeS.

    • 19/May/2015 14:54:54

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    swordscookie back and trying to catch up!

    • 19/May/2015 14:57:14

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/paddywhack56] The only Panhard I ever saw in Ireland was an Armoured Car!

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    en_la_bici

    • 19/May/2015 15:35:28

    great photo!

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 19/May/2015 16:02:13

    nice capture! * * * I N V I T A C I O N * * * *** Total Photo *** (Post 1 - comment 2) Please tag your photo: Total_Photo

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    sharon.corbet

    • 19/May/2015 16:12:29

    Another view of Thundercut Alley, this time from 1961. Plus Streetview as I don't see a link to it yet, despite mention...

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    rogerdbi

    • 19/May/2015 16:15:08

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    le cabri

    • 19/May/2015 17:37:00

    Caught my eye even in thumbnail

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    Luicabe

    • 19/May/2015 18:50:30

    Luicabe - me gusta

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    O Mac

    • 19/May/2015 19:38:43

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Something's amiss. That opening on left above doesn't match that shown as Thundercut Alley in the Dublin City's Archive photograph.. O Dea took another picture on Queen Street where an opening and surrounding detail do match. This was further back..... I'm beginning to think that ZIK 832 might well be O'Dea's motorcar?

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    Carol Maddock

    • 19/May/2015 20:12:53

    Way off date wise, but couldn’t resist (even if Thundercut Alley isn't in the photo)…

    Joseph Grubb and Patrick Grey were charged by Constable Hurley, 162 D, with having three stone of lead in their possession on the 27th [December 1907] at Thundercut alley. They were each sentenced to one month’s imprisonment.
    (Freeman’s Journal, Wednesday, 1 January 1908)

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 19/May/2015 22:33:33

    The car on the right ... it's a DKW !! Evidently they had an assembly plant in Ballincollig, Cork in the 1950s and 60s. More - www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2055799753 Even more - www.dkwireland.com/index.php/picture-gallery/dkw-assembly...

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    **Monkey**

    • 20/May/2015 01:54:14

    Retro style

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    BITH*

    • 20/May/2015 03:48:24

    I wonder where all the people are? Perhaps it was taken very early morning?

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 20/May/2015 07:07:15

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] I think from the shadows, it must be afternoon ... we are looking south-ish. Talking about people, this photo is going beserk - 12,993 views and 183 faves in one day! [20/05/15].

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 20/May/2015 17:53:29

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] 500 photographs are chosen each day for the Flickr Explore, this photo was selected in 107th place, when this happens the views shoot up, we get one selected in the 500 about once a month. www.flickr.com/explore/

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    Paddywhack56

    • 20/May/2015 20:27:02

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/swordscookie] You're probably right. After some checking, I had eliminated Panhards. I see beachcomber Australia has identified it

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    Paddywhack56

    • 20/May/2015 20:28:39

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] I thought it looked familiar. Excellent work, thanks.

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    O Mac

    • 23/May/2015 22:05:37

    Thundercut Alley 25" OSI

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    rudyr1189

    • 25/May/2015 03:56:58

    Great capture, congrats on explore!

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    Carlos ZGZ

    • 08/Apr/2016 05:24:51

    Nice work! This excellent picture can be discovered in Best 1000 Free Pictures

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 24/Oct/2017 09:38:32

    The Wartburg 311 Kombi (see note) - [https://www.flickr.com/photos/transaxle/9673937594/]