Blackrock Road, Cork City

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Where: Cork, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1910

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This narrow street with an open top electric tram has lots of people about.

roaming paddy Was spot on with the location very early in the day, Location Identified as Blackrock Road, Ballintemple, Cork.

Niall McAuley points us to the Cork City Councils website - www.Corkpastandpresent.ie where we get a little history on the use of electric trams in Cork.

"Cork's electric tramway system began operating on 22 December 1898. The hub of the system was near the Father Mathew Statue in St Patrick's Street. The trams operated from 7.30 am to 11.00 pm every day of the week. The tram shown at St Luke's would have served the Summerhill-Sunday's Well route. The other routes were Blackpool-Douglas and Tivoli-Blackrock. The arrival of the bus service and the increasing use of the motor car after the 1920s spelt the end for the tramway system. Cork bade farewell to its trams on 30 September 1931."

Niall also narrows the date a little to Circa 1904 - 1920


Photographer: Fergus O’Connor

Collection: Fergus O’Connor Collection

Date: Circa 1904 - 1920

NLI Ref: OCO 370

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 09/Feb/2015 08:34:49

    Same tram catenaries as ... https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/16222787771/

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 09/Feb/2015 09:00:07

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Yes and I thought the style of tram looked similar. I don't think that its in Dublin, I don't know any street/road with that configuration!

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    roaming paddy .

    • 09/Feb/2015 09:00:15

    This looks to me to be between Cork City and Blackrock,Ballintemple ?

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 09/Feb/2015 09:04:24

    Yes - Blackrock Road - GoogleMapsStreetView - goo.gl/maps/4zsaI

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    mogey

    • 09/Feb/2015 09:12:25

    think your right @roaming Paddy www.instantstreetview.com/2oji9uz39bjskz3eazn9z2u

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    mogey

    • 09/Feb/2015 09:13:32

    sorry Beachcomber..we overlapped!

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 09/Feb/2015 09:17:48

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/mogey I like yours better !

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    roaming paddy .

    • 09/Feb/2015 09:28:45

    It hasn't changed much.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 09/Feb/2015 09:33:54

    OSI Map.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Feb/2015 09:54:33

    "Vaughan's cure for Asthma and Bronchitis"

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    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Feb/2015 10:06:58

    The OSI 25" does not show the tramline along this whole stretch, but it was surveyed in 1899, and the trams only started in 1898, so I'd say it was not finished.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Feb/2015 10:21:41

    House El Dorado is from 1904.

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    dorameulman

    • 09/Feb/2015 10:29:52

    It could be Douglas Road or Blackrock road in Cork.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Feb/2015 10:32:57

    House Rossmoyne is not here, built 1920.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Feb/2015 11:03:52

    James J. Murphy and co. Famous Stout & Porter - Sign is on the gable of the building which is now The Temple Inn.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Feb/2015 11:49:13

    here is the same #7 tram on the South Mall, with the same ad for Vaughan's Cure: catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000300969

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    roaming paddy .

    • 09/Feb/2015 12:52:10

    God bless your eyesight Niall.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Feb/2015 13:22:53

    I think the coal cart is probably from Sutton's Coals, advertised on another cork tram here.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Feb/2015 13:34:20

    Cork trams all seemed to carry a two letter code, like WS, DS, or in this case, TP. According to corkpastandpresent, WS meant Sundays Well to Summer Hill. Here is a BP, with the side visible, saying Blackpool-Douglas Looking in the 1907 Guy's almanac, P17, I find: Blackrock (BS) and Tivoli (TP) Douglas (DS) and Blackpool (BP) Summerhill and Sundays Well (WS) So TP, as in this image, means on it's way from Blackrock to Tivoli.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 09/Feb/2015 13:35:24

    Suttons apparently opened in 1902, and is still around, though now owned by Bord na Mona.

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    Carol Maddock

    • 09/Feb/2015 13:39:48

    Vaughan's Cure was useful even in "obstinate cases"... https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15859794864/

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    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Feb/2015 14:15:35

    I think the rest of the Vaughan's ad might say "gives immediate relief".

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 09/Feb/2015 15:50:03

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Carol who???

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    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Feb/2015 15:52:21

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland All rise!

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    Carol Maddock

    • 09/Feb/2015 16:09:26

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland Excuse me! *Hands on hips* Maddock is a venerable Waterford name...

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 09/Feb/2015 20:31:22

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Hello! Or Cooee as they say where I am. I bet you liked that excellent example of typesetting and font skills.

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    Carol Maddock

    • 09/Feb/2015 20:44:03

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] Cooee Yourself! You can never have too many fonts... :)

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 09/Feb/2015 20:58:51

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley NMcC, Fascinating stuff about the tram initials (unless it is all BS). I wonder if the tram is travelling east TO Blackrock (BS), 'cos of the way the passengers are seated on top and what looks like the driver has a leather satchel - ie he is more likely to be the conductor. The other end of the tram would have BS. BCA

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    secret vest

    • 09/Feb/2015 22:14:48

    Super...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 10/Feb/2015 09:43:10

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia I think you are probably right. I was thinking the conductor would change the sign at the terminus, but we know these trams don't turn around, They could just leave TP on one end, and BS on the other. And that uniformed gent is certainly not driving, so the tram is on it's way to BS, heading away from the camera.

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    finbarlawless

    • 09/Mar/2015 14:28:46

    That's ballintemple village blackRock road ,the village is still the same