Main Street, Donaghmore, Co. Tyrone

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Main Street, possibly Dungannon, Co. Tyrone.

derangedlemur with customary speed identifies this photo as Donaghmore, not Dungannon as our Catalogue suggests.

Did you know that as per the 1911 census there was a Donaghmore, in Tyrone, Down, Meath, Queens County (Laois) and Wicklow, is this a record?

I am surprised that there was no comment on the shop sign "Emigration Agency" which is clearly visible in this photo.

I have visited the Donaghmore Famine Workhouse Museum in Co. Laois, and it was well worth the visit. The Museum aims to tell the story of the families who lived and died within the Famine Workhouse walls before, during and after the Great Famine.


Photographer: Robert French

Collection: The Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: between ca. 1865-1914

NLI Ref: L_ROY_09041

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    • 07/May/2015 07:44:59

    I don't think it's Dungannon. It could be Donaghmore. Or Bellaghy.

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    • 07/May/2015 07:58:22

    Here's Donaghmore from the other direction. I think the rooflines match, and they are consecutive numbers (which I know doesn't necessarily mean anything.)

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    • 07/May/2015 08:07:01

    The shop on the right is an Emigration Agency. Maybe that'll help.

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    • 07/May/2015 08:10:40

    And there is a big cross at the top of the hill, so it is Donaghmore.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 07/May/2015 09:16:41


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    • 07/May/2015 09:45:21

    It would be great if a Main Street still looked like this. Quiet, almost no traffic and lots of space for the people.

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    • 07/May/2015 14:00:54

    By the way, did we have this one already or why did we not have it today?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 07/May/2015 14:07:39[email protected] Along with our boss, we have decided for the time being not to include Ephemera in the stream. That said, there is no doubt that your suggestion would be very apt if posted today. Mary

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    Niall McAuley

    • 05/Jul/2021 14:49:08

    In 1911, John Knox was subpostmaster. In 1901 he was only a PO assistant.