The Eagle Hotel

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Where: Wicklow, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1915

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I am declaring a dead heat between derangedlemur & OwenMacC in terms of the time it took to identify Bray as the location of this photo, well done Gents.

This is the Eagle Hotel, 61/62 Strand Road otherwise 1/2 Grosvenor Terrace, Bray Co. Wicklow. We hear that the building is dated 1907 and we see that in 1985 the building had been replaced by new Apartments. It strikes me that the lifetime of the original building was very short especially when compared to some of the buildings we see on this stream.

Niall McAuley points us back to our catalogue where you can zoom in on another photo of Bray and see the Eagle Hotel, see his comment below. He also tells us that Miss Healy was the proprietress of the hotel.

The date range was narrowed as you see below.

Photographer: Fergus O’Connor

Collection: Fergus O’Connor Collection

Date: 1911 -1920

NLI Ref: OCO 333

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 16/Apr/2015 21:13:13

    For all you Railway and Transport enthusiasts out there we are proposing to make a wee change that might appeal to you next week from Tuesday for the week. Instead of posting just one shot with a search for info on location etc, we will post two! One will be the traditional shot and the second will be one with a train, engine or railway location. We hope that this will be of interest to those who like something different and that we can learn what people like and have an interest in. It also gives us a chance to share the wonderful O'Dea collection with the Commons!

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 17/Apr/2015 07:03:48

    Built "1907" - central pediment, and something underneath in Gaelic?

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 17/Apr/2015 07:06:23

    Not Larne or Lisdoonvarna, other Eagle Hotels in the NLI collection.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 17/Apr/2015 07:30:34

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia "Naomh Máighréad" I think, in the old Gaelic script. (St. Margaret)

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    derangedlemur

    • 17/Apr/2015 07:34:24

    It looks like Bray. Let's see how streetview fares...

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    O Mac

    • 17/Apr/2015 07:34:36

    Bray, Co Wicklow.

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    derangedlemur

    • 17/Apr/2015 07:36:04

    Well, if it's the one marked on the OSI (maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V1,727124,718344,7,9), it's gone now: www.google.ie/maps/@53.200526,-6.096861,3a,75y,234.18h,84...

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    O Mac

    • 17/Apr/2015 07:38:38

    Building now replaced. Compare the building on the left , The vent pipe is still there. www.google.ie/maps/@53.200608,-6.096908,3a,46.6y,211.58h,...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 17/Apr/2015 07:52:14

    Here is a magazoomable view of the seafront, with the Eagle pickable-outable.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 17/Apr/2015 07:56:20

    Here is a not-very-authoritative search hit stating that in 1910, there was a: HEALY~Miss~Eagle Hotel Esplanade Bray

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    Niall McAuley

    • 17/Apr/2015 08:01:08

    Here is Miss Annie Healy, Hotel Proprietress, in 1911.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 17/Apr/2015 08:03:10

    In 1926, she was Annie Healy Sutton, and still at the Eagle, according to Thoms. Still Miss Healy in 1921's Thoms.

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    derangedlemur

    • 17/Apr/2015 08:07:20

    Is it not more likely Alice Maude Maxwel, boarding house keeper? www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Wicklow/Bray_No...

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    derangedlemur

    • 17/Apr/2015 08:08:35

    The hotel would be the 15th & 16th houses after Brennan's Terrace.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 17/Apr/2015 08:11:32

    Thoms has Annie Healy (Sutton) in the Eagle in 1921 and 1926.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 17/Apr/2015 08:17:16

    The buildings form in 1911 says Annie Healy's hotel only had 5 windows to the front, but there was another hotel vacant next door. So I think this is after 1911, and Miss Healy had taken over the empty Hotel.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 17/Apr/2015 08:18:24

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] 16 is reported as a "private" (I presume dwelling) in the House and Building Return.

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    derangedlemur

    • 17/Apr/2015 08:25:49

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] I don't think that stops it being a hotel, necessarily, though it does have the wrong number of windows. Grosvenor terrace might be a bit closer to Grosvenor house though. maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V1,727328,717867,7,9 It'd be nice to see a map with it located. Especially as the eagle is on what is now Esplanade terrace.

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    DannyM8

    • 17/Apr/2015 08:47:49

    From 1974 - Eagles - presume the same? https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/17173928162/ and from 1985 https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/17149640496/

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    DannyM8

    • 17/Apr/2015 08:59:27

    There was an application for an interim transfer of a Publican's Licence in respect of the Eagle Hotel 61/62 Strand Road otherwise 1/2 Grosvenor Terrace, granted to Mr James Brohan in October 1975.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 17/Apr/2015 09:04:48

    Hotel was there in the OSI 25", surveyed in 1909.

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    O Mac

    • 17/Apr/2015 09:10:03

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Built 1907 see above.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 17/Apr/2015 09:21:16

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Missed that comment! So definitely 1907 to 1920, and (if the 1911 census vacant Hotel is to be believed) 1911-1920.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 17/Apr/2015 18:37:39

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    Boxer Martyn

    • 24/Oct/2017 16:21:13

    Stayed at The Eagle late 50s early 60s, They were English people who owned it then

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    began1950

    • 21/Jun/2020 13:02:53

    As a family we lived there in the left half as it had been divided into two houses an ex army commandant Duggan lived in the right half who was a brother to joe duggan who eventually bought both houses which were turned into a pub and went on fire which destroyed it so it was demolished and was replaced with flats, it was a marvellous place to live anf was sorry we left, Bryan Egan