College Street, Killarney

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Where: Kerry, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1910

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Location Identified by both derangedlemur and OwenMacC , let's call it a dead heat and award half the prize to each. This is College Street, Killarney, Co, Kerry.

We have been to visit this Street before, have a look at the photo I have linked to below.

Poor Mr John Cronin passed away on 10th January 1905, see comment below from Carol Maddock , I am sounding the "Sudden Death Klaxon" as it is appropriate here.

Photographer: Fergus O’Connor

Collection: Fergus O’Connor Collection

Date: 1900 - 1920

NLI Ref: OCO 239

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    Wendy:

    • 18/May/2015 07:30:06

    love the sheep in the foreground carts!

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    DannyM8

    • 18/May/2015 07:51:23

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/lizinitaly Where are the Sheepdogs?

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    derangedlemur

    • 18/May/2015 08:33:55

    It looks like Mr Cronin's establishment says College Street above the door, which would make this Killarney (www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/results.jsp?searchM...), but I can't get a Streetview that matches. The Steeple is not inconsistent with it being Killarney, mind you. Is Killarney sheep country?

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    O Mac

    • 18/May/2015 08:46:18

    http://www.nli.ie/glassplates/L_CAB/L_CAB_03397.jpg" />

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    derangedlemur

    • 18/May/2015 08:52:53

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Your link isn't working for me, but the scene above looks very familiar so I assume you've found a previous incarnation.

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    O Mac

    • 18/May/2015 08:57:00

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Try this... The photograph was taken from what is now Caseys. www.nli.ie/glassplates/L_CAB/L_CAB_03397.jpg

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    derangedlemur

    • 18/May/2015 09:06:16

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] That's it. I knew I'd seen it before.

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    derangedlemur

    • 18/May/2015 09:08:00

    Anyway, points for me; I said Killarney first! I am winning the internet.

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    derangedlemur

    • 18/May/2015 09:27:57

    OSI say's the real maps will be back next week, btw.

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    foss54

    • 18/May/2015 09:39:25

    Fantastic image, really get a feel for our past.

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    Carol Maddock

    • 18/May/2015 12:47:03

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Can you make out if it says 2 or 4 College Street over the door?

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    derangedlemur

    • 18/May/2015 13:06:39

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I thought it was 2-4 College Street, but the 4 may be just blurring. That's not something I can fix with the image software at my disposal, though in principle, blurring can be filtered out wherever it doesn't saturate, so somebody else with a better graphics package may be able to do it for you.

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    DannyM8

    • 18/May/2015 13:13:56

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Best news I have heard all day.

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    Carol Maddock

    • 18/May/2015 13:29:42

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Thanks, Mr!

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    Carol Maddock

    • 18/May/2015 13:58:49

    *Comparatively Young Death Klaxon* Irish Examiner of Monday, 16 January 1905:

    The death of Mr. John Cronin, the proprietor of Cronin’s Hotel, which took place at his residence, 4 College street, Killarney on Tuesday 10 January 1905 after a brief illness, created deep regret amongst all classes of the public, and evoked the greatest sympathy for his bereaved wife and children in the sad loss they have sustained. He was a comparatively young man, and was always regarded as one of the most respectable inhabitants of the town. The remains were removed to the Cathedral, where they were placed on a catafalque in front of the High Altar, and at 10.30 on Thursday Solemn Requiem High Mass was celebrated … At one o’clock the funeral started for Aghadoe Cemetery, where the interment took place. The cortege was of imposing dimensions and representative of all creeds and classes in the county, bearing eloquent testimony to the esteem and regard in which the deceased was held… The chief mourners were:- Mrs. Cronin (wife), Hannah, Julia and Mary Cronin (daughters) … Others included 2 J.P.s; John Murphy, M.P.; Urban District Councillors; 2 Chemists; Solicitor; Town Clerk; Master of the Workhouse; Clerk of Union.

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    O Mac

    • 18/May/2015 14:33:45

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] *Comparatively Young ??? ..He was nearly 60 !!

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    Carol Maddock

    • 18/May/2015 14:54:21

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I know, but I've always loved https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner/'s warning of death klaxons, and the article did say "comparatively young". I found that interesting, as I'd have thought 60 would have been regarded as quite a good age back in 1905.

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    derangedlemur

    • 18/May/2015 15:52:34

    Interesting that he's a respectable hotelier. I thought it said Hostel over the door.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 18/May/2015 16:47:38

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/5263735426

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    Carol Maddock

    • 18/May/2015 18:38:00

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland Have lowered the volume on my Klaxon. You're very strict! :)

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    Niall McAuley

    • 19/May/2015 12:35:07

    Life expectancy at birth was only 50 in 1900, but the big change since then has been childhood mortality. If you lived to be an adult, 60 was comparatively young to die.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 20/May/2015 17:44:30

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] The Jury having deliberated for 48 hours (and after reading Niall's comment), has decided that the Klaxon should be sounded and that the summary should be edited immediately to reflect this verdict.