Couple seated by a weir - River Dodder

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Where: 2-10 Orwell Walk, Newtown Little, Dublin, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1910

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Taking a break from the County Towns and the Parish Registers today with a beautiful and previously "unidentified location" in a Fergus O'Connor shot! A fine weir with a river in full flood to whet your appetite! Who's that sitting between the couple DannyM8?

robinparkes Identified the location as the weir downstream from the bridge that takes the Orwell Road over the River Dodder. See his comment below which links to the relevant ordinance survey map. sharon.corbet confirmed Robin's observation.

We have seen this weir before, see the link posted by DannyM8 below.

Photographer: Fergus O’Connor

Collection: Fergus O’Connor Collection

Date: Between 1900 - 1930

NLI Ref: OCO 121

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    • 16/Jul/2015 07:45:23

    Could it possibly be a Dog?

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    • 16/Jul/2015 07:59:51

    yep a dog that shaking off the pond water.

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    • 16/Jul/2015 08:00:17

    great image!

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    • 16/Jul/2015 08:26:50

    Is it this weir in the summer?? []

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    • 16/Jul/2015 11:06:21

    [[email protected]] Robin, I think it is more likely to be the one I linked rather than Orwell, but I am not 100% sure.

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    • 16/Jul/2015 11:53:18

    [[email protected]] It's the only one of that profile that I can find on the river and, as you said, it's just downstream from Orwell Bridge.

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    • 16/Jul/2015 14:12:17

    Beautiful shot.

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    • 16/Jul/2015 15:18:25

    Alsoso known as The Dips on the Talks fished there in the 50 ies

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 16/Jul/2015 18:10:42

    [[email protected]] Hi, Can you tell us a little more about the location?

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    • 16/Jul/2015 18:36:23

    [] I'm convinced that this is the location. Downstream from the bridge that takes the Orwell Road over the river. The weir and saw mill are shown on the map.,715499,729891,12,9

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    • 17/Jul/2015 02:48:55

    As further confirmation, South Dublin Libraries has a photo called Orwell Weir, The Dodder from about 1881 which is clearly the same place. (The big house in the background of this photo is Orwell Bank, the manse of the Presbyterian Church, Rathgar. There's a photo of it here.)

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    • 20/Jul/2015 22:14:46

    a lovely picture

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    Niall McAuley

    • 22/Jul/2015 11:39:24

    I lost a shoe in the river just above this weir when one of my older brothers swung me out over it, but that was not until around 1970, so the shoe is not visible here.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 23/Jul/2015 07:20:47

    [] What a shame about your shoe, I will have a look for it next time I walk up there!

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    • 23/Jul/2015 11:00:44

    Simply beautiful shot.

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    • 27/Jul/2015 23:43:55