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Where: Cork, Ireland

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When: 05 September 1961

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All breaks must come to an end, and thanks to the determination of some marvellously dedicated Flickroonies we are delighted that we’ll be resuming posts from today. Different volunteer contributors will be posting images supplied by ourselves, and responding to your comments, so play nice while they’re getting their virtual feet under the online table! Seriously, we’re so grateful to the community for making it possible to get going again, and looking forward to working together on this great project.

(Ed: The gentleman shown is Mr Walter McGrath, journalist and historian from Cork, and pictured in the "old" Cork Examiner offices on Academy Street in Cork city.)


Photographer: James P. O'Dea

Collection: James P. O'Dea

Date: 5 September 1961

NLI Ref: ODEA 27/56

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

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    hockadilly

    • 08/Jan/2015 10:05:55

    Welcome back!!! This is great news!

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    ¬¬Lindisfarne

    • 08/Jan/2015 10:08:09

    Missed you !

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    Eiretrains

    • 08/Jan/2015 10:09:27

    That's great news, looking forward to the updates!

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    rouanetg

    • 08/Jan/2015 10:51:52

    Thanks for posting such historical testimonies

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 08/Jan/2015 11:03:25

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/hockadilly https://www.flickr.com/photos/morimai https://www.flickr.com/photos/flyingsnail https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Thank you all for your visits and nice comments. We cannot hope to equal Carol's wit and wisdom and we certainly don't look as good but we will do our best and hopefully we will have fun again while sharing the wonderful collection of photographs in the NLI archives.

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    Swordscookie

    • 08/Jan/2015 11:11:07

    It's great to see the NLI back and in action. Best wishes to all who have helped this to become a reality and I hope we see all our old friends once more:-)

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    chrisw09

    • 08/Jan/2015 11:24:08

    Welcome back :-) Looking forward to seeing more of Irish life and times.

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    Maryade

    • 08/Jan/2015 12:04:22

    This is brilliant news. Welcome back and long may ye last!

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    guliolopez

    • 08/Jan/2015 12:23:34

    Woohoo. Great news. Looking forward to it! FYI - This is Mr Walter McGrath in the "old" Cork Examiner offices on Academy Street in Cork city. Mr McGrath was well known in newspaper, scouting, and local history, and railway history circles. (The Walter McGrath Scout Museum in Cork includes many pieces from his collection, and is named in his honour. As is the Walter McGrath Perpetual Trophy for journalism students.)

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 08/Jan/2015 12:39:11

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] https://www.flickr.com/photos/maryade Thank you Chris and Mairead! https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Welcome back Gulio, Thank you for filling in the details on the man who had the honour to open things up for us today! He looks like a man who means business and judging by the tributes to him above he did not sit on his hands! Hopefully we can live up to his standards!!!!

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 08/Jan/2015 12:42:55

    The Welcome Back NLI Limerick Heigh-ho-ho, heigh-ho-ho, heigh-ho ! ... That's GREAT - Back To Work We All Go - Us dear Flickeroonies, Both sane ones and loonies, Have missed these great images so !

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    guliolopez

    • 08/Jan/2015 12:50:14

    Indeed. Apart from founding a number of scout troops in Cork and working for TCH publications, Mr McGrath was pretty prolific over many decades in his writings on Cork history, the Fenians, Scouting, and Ireland's railway heritage. (Works include: A Cork Felon The life and death of Brian Dillon (1952), Some Industrial Railways of Ireland and Other Minor Lines (1959), Pictorial History of the Catholic Boy Scouts of Ireland (1980), Tram Tracks Through Cork: Illustrated History (1981), The Dingle Train (1996 - with D Rowlands), and a breadth of others). Quite a bit of overlap with the topics dealt with in this stream, so quite apt really.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 08/Jan/2015 13:05:52

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Welcome back to the Beachcomber:-) I hope you're including me in the Loonies then??? Great to see that you have honed your talents while we have been off air! (note the use of the Royal "we"???)

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 08/Jan/2015 13:06:49

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Sounds like he would have whipped us into shape in no time! Great stuff!

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    Myrtle26

    • 08/Jan/2015 13:27:16

    Welcome back!

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    Wendy:

    • 08/Jan/2015 14:00:03

    Welcome back indeed-look forward to new postings!

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    DannyM8

    • 08/Jan/2015 15:01:10

    Welcome back. This is indeed exciting news.

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    DannyM8

    • 08/Jan/2015 15:20:52

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland Can't believe you did not start back with a dog.....

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    whatsthatpicture

    • 08/Jan/2015 15:37:31

    Welcome back indeed. If I seemed to nag then it was done for the very best reasons!

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    Patrick_Glesca

    • 08/Jan/2015 15:41:09

    Welcome back, I'm looking forward to seeing your new contributions!

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    whatsthatpicture

    • 08/Jan/2015 15:42:12

    If anyone wants to suggest dates or geotags (Flickr itself doesn't support the addition of these other than by the image owner) then head to www.whatsthatpicture.com/flickr/commons/search.php?q=&...

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    plaisanter~

    • 08/Jan/2015 16:58:44

    I am THRILLED! Welcome back to the NLI, cheers from Oregon!!

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    Gerard Knight

    • 08/Jan/2015 17:51:20

    Welcome back

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    mcginley2012

    • 08/Jan/2015 18:09:41

    Delighted to see my favourite photostream active again.

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    ziffer?

    • 08/Jan/2015 18:33:25

    Best news I've heard all day! Thank you :-)

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 08/Jan/2015 18:34:15

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/mosskayree https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] https://www.flickr.com/photos/whatsthatpicture https://www.flickr.com/photos/rakel_elke https://www.flickr.com/photos/lecabri https://www.flickr.com/photos/oghy https://www.flickr.com/photos/plaisanter https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Thank you Mossy, I hope we see and hear from you frequently? Thank you Wendy, with your love of architecture we hope you will help us with identifications and descriptions? Thank you Danny, I know, I know, we should have had many dogs as they have been missing for so long but our researchers let us down:-) Thank you James and given your extensive knowledge and contacts I am sure that we will be using your resources regularly! Unlike Carol I have been married for so long that if I were not nagged I would feel I was missing something:-) Thank you Rakel, I hope you visit often and enjoy what we have selected! Martin thank you for your visit, I hope it won't be your last? Thank you Israel! Plaisanter we are also equally THRILLED to be back and I hope you enjoy the new shots as much as when Carol was here! Greetings from a windy but warm Dublin!!! Thank you Gerard, we look forward to hearing from you! Annie that is praise indeed, we will do our best to maintain the standards though the bar was set very high!!!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 08/Jan/2015 19:00:30

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Thank you Owen, good to see you too! https://www.flickr.com/photos/gato-gato-gato Danke Tobi! https://www.flickr.com/photos/pirategen Thank you, we just hope we live up to your expectations! If we don't it won't be for want of effort!!!!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 08/Jan/2015 19:58:05

    Sleeves up, gang!

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    ccferrie

    • 08/Jan/2015 21:18:38

    This has cheered me up no end - well done to all involved!

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    D J McLaughlin

    • 08/Jan/2015 21:22:02

    Welcome back. This is great news !

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    ccferrie

    • 08/Jan/2015 21:31:59

    Am I missing something or is it no longer possible to add comments directly to the photos? (NLI was the only reason I used Flickr and I haven't really kept up to speed with what Yahoo have done to the place)

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 08/Jan/2015 21:32:56

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Not wishing to cast asparagus (©CarolNLI) on Mr McGrath, but his Pictorial History of the Catholic Boy Scouts of Ireland (1980) would not have been a best-seller nowadays! Does the https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland have a copy? I am glad to see that at his Funeral Mass his brother described him as a "lover of ice cream" - that's endearing - but I would be cautious of a possibly sticky right hand stretched out for a handshake in this photo.

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    yellow book

    • 08/Jan/2015 21:33:03

    Where did I put that bunting? A treat for the new year.

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    arensee

    • 08/Jan/2015 21:54:18

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland Welcome back !! It will be a good New Year !!

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    Swordscookie

    • 08/Jan/2015 21:55:20

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] When you say comments do you mean notes? That facility was taken away at the latest reconstruction and all that wonderful data was lost!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 08/Jan/2015 22:02:05

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] https://www.flickr.com/photos/mcwidi_2 https://www.flickr.com/photos/yellowbookltd https://www.flickr.com/photos/arensee Welcome back to you too! Its great to see that you are still out there and look forward to your input!!!

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    shaymurphy

    • 08/Jan/2015 22:03:21

    Great news!

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    ccferrie

    • 08/Jan/2015 22:05:01

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/swordscookie yes - that's a terrible shame. A lot of valuable information (and some funny comments!) lost because Yahoo wanted to put their stamp on Flickr.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 08/Jan/2015 22:18:19

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/swordscookie] Protest / comment about 'notes' here - yahoo.uservoice.com/forums/211185-us-flickr/suggestions/6... - I am not sure anybody has pointed out yet that the valuable historical and hysterical information on Commons photos has been lost or hidden.

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    eyelightfilms

    • 08/Jan/2015 22:25:22

    Excellent news. I've been avoiding the new, dis-improved Flickr debacle, and the lack of NLI posts was another reason to stay away. Will check in more often again now. Just need to get Flickr back to the way it was now.

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    eyelightfilms

    • 08/Jan/2015 22:26:34

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/swordscookie What? All notes lost? Thought there couldn't possibly be more harm the yahoos could do. But they've done it.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 08/Jan/2015 22:56:11

    There's another problem with the current version of Flickr which particularly applies to busy comments photostreams like this one, where it is often a race against time. When you post a comment, any previous comments made since you last refreshed the page do not show until you next refresh the page. So there will inevitably be non-sequiturs and other commenters who have got there first. Not well explained, but you'll find out ...

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    Spidra Webster

    • 08/Jan/2015 22:58:59

    Glad to hear you're back! (Love the torch lamps in this photo.)

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    Meglatron

    • 08/Jan/2015 23:16:24

    I can't believe it! This is so exciting!

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    Philip Ward

    • 09/Jan/2015 02:48:28

    Wonderful news!.My daily treats back.

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    Foxglove

    • 09/Jan/2015 08:37:19

    maith thu :-)

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    whatsthatpicture

    • 09/Jan/2015 09:00:44

    Just to clarify, old notes are not lost, it's just that Flickr have not enabled their display or the addition of new ones in the new interface. In fact all the functionality is still available through the API, which kind of makes it doubly frustrating but does open up the possibility for someone to write their own tools.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Jan/2015 09:37:59

    If you go here, you can read how to restore the Notes function in Firefox and Chrome. I just added a note IDing Walter McGrath here as a test. Of course, only other people who have jimmied their browser will see any notes you add this way, unless Flickr ever gets fixed. But it is useful if you need to refer to an older photo, for example if our new nli overlords were to post a pic of, say, Stephen's Green, you might want to refer to one of the notes on a previously posted shot.

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    Inverarra

    • 09/Jan/2015 11:30:43

    Great to see you back. Saol fada leat.

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    eyelightfilms

    • 09/Jan/2015 16:41:51

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/whatsthatpicture Can the various prestigious institutions that make up the Commons not mount some pressure on the yahoos to bring back the quality of the old Flickr and get rid of all the rubbish they've inflicted on us. I do check Flickr now and again after a long absence, (and will make that more frequent now NLI is back), but the whole interface really is painful. I did make a similar point on some complaints thread back when Flickr was last vandalised, but had myself banned from commenting for my troubles.

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    mikeyashworth

    • 10/Jan/2015 13:00:21

    Welcome back!

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    robinparkes

    • 10/Jan/2015 16:28:49

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia I know precisely what you mean. It's a nuisance but regrettably we have no choice. It was always a race to see who could get there first. I didn't get too many last time :-(

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    robinparkes

    • 10/Jan/2015 16:29:44

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland We're just glad you're back.

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    blackpoolbeach

    • 10/Jan/2015 18:21:34

    The old-style Flickr NLI site can be seen here www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/?details=1

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 11/Jan/2015 04:54:24

    Aye, jobs to do, pictures to identify, busy busy... Welcome home! Is this in a bank by any chance? Looks like a cashier's box, or a bank teller's booth.

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    DannyM8

    • 11/Jan/2015 09:00:33

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] good to see you D

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 12/Jan/2015 19:11:41

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] That was my first thought Brian but it appears to have been the offices of the Cork Examiner better known as "de Paper"!!!!

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    Vab2009

    • 13/Jan/2015 14:17:28

    Great to see you back and in great style!

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    John_A68

    • 14/Jan/2015 12:22:28

    Great to see this back!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Swordscookie

    • 14/Jan/2015 21:02:45

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/vab2009 https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] And its good to see you too.

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    Vélocia

    • 03/Feb/2015 12:20:38

    Yay! Welcome back!

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    BultacoFan

    • 03/Feb/2015 16:54:01

    Great to see you back, NLI

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    Paddywhack56

    • 06/Feb/2015 18:26:04

    Absolutely delighted to see ye back on Flickr. I'll have to start checking in every day again. Looking forward to more interesting photos from the collection. Gura fada buan sibh!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 11/Feb/2015 17:33:11

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/paddywhack56 https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] https://www.flickr.com/photos/bultacofan Thank you for your kind welcome back and delighted to see you as well. I hope that you will keep in touch and let us know how things are going??

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 10/Mar/2016 07:18:23

    It is with great pleasure I add this photo to our 50,000+ Views album, regular contributors will know that the title “Back to work” refers to the time a little over a year ago when we started to post to this stream again. As always thank you so much for all your help and support. Morning Mary, Evening Mary and the Other Mary. https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/sets/72157651136879037

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 10/Mar/2016 08:18:49

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland But it is was only 49,999 views !!! https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia/25364854790/

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    Niall McAuley

    • 10/Mar/2016 08:59:46

    Congrats, Marys! It's going so well, people have forgotten it ever stopped!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 10/Mar/2016 18:37:14

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Funny, very funny. M

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    Swordscookie

    • 10/Mar/2016 20:11:55

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Jumping the gun eh????