General View, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

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It is not often I give the whole summary over to one comment, but, today is one of those days. Take a bow Professor Dr O Mac

Dr O Mac "All that washing? There's a widow, Ellen Dixon/Dickson/Diroon(sic), who works a "laundry" in a house on the Quay with 3 windows, between a house with 3 windows and a house with 6 windows---so this has to be Airmount House as on OSI.
She's there washing clothes with her "trainee" servants in 1901 but no sign of her---- or the poor servants in 1911. Photograph therefore pre 1911.

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A Bridget Rossiter lived in the little house with the 3 windows and a Anastasia Kelly, a publican, lived the house with the 6 windows."


Photographer: Unknown

Collection: Eason Photographic Collection

Date: between ca. 1900-1911

NLI Ref: EAS_3676

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    sharon.corbet

    • 10/Jun/2015 07:20:21

    I think this was taken from the Castle, looking across the river to Vinegar Hill. OSI Map.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 10/Jun/2015 07:25:43

    A more up-to-date photo (as streetview didn't visit the top of the castle...)

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    John Spooner

    • 10/Jun/2015 07:51:13

    The building on the left, next to a smaller building and then a wall with an arched doorway, then further buildings whose windows match, appears to be what is now "Pa's New and Used Furniture" Streetview

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    DannyM8

    • 10/Jun/2015 07:53:57

    The Battle of Vinegar Hill (Irish: Cath Chnoc Fhíodh na gCaor), was an engagement during the Irish Rebellion of 1798 on 21 June 1798 when over 15,000 British soldiers launched an attack on Vinegar Hill outside Enniscorthy, County Wexford, the largest camp and headquarters of the Wexford United Irish rebels. It marked a turning point in the rebellion, as it was the last attempt by the rebels to hold and defend ground against the British military. The battle was actually fought in two locations: on Vinegar Hill itself and in the streets of nearby Enniscorthy.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 10/Jun/2015 08:13:14

    I think we should be able to see the red-bricked AIB building below in Slaney Place. The DIA says it was built in 1897-98. NIAH says nope - more like 1902-05

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    sharon.corbet

    • 10/Jun/2015 08:19:01

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] The NIAH claims "post-1914" in one paragraph, but then says 1902-1905 later.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 10/Jun/2015 08:28:08

    The bank is on the OSI 25", surveyed 1903.

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    O Mac

    • 10/Jun/2015 08:28:27

    The Convent and Mission House date from 1860/70 www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&...

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    Swordscookie

    • 10/Jun/2015 08:34:39

    It's a lovely clean and neat view in comparison with today. The traffic is at a minimum, the boats tied up at the quay and the clean lines on the far side leading up to Vinegar Hill!

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    O Mac

    • 10/Jun/2015 08:40:24

    And the Quakers meeting house built in 1797 is the oldest building in Enniscorthy still used for its original purpose. quakers-in-wexford.ie/photo-gallery/

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    sharon.corbet

    • 10/Jun/2015 08:57:33

    There's a colourised version of a very similar photo. (The horses are definitely in different positions.)

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    Niall McAuley

    • 10/Jun/2015 09:15:44

    Reverse view, no bank, in archive

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    Niall McAuley

    • 10/Jun/2015 09:19:28

    Reverse view with bank in archive. This shows I was wrong - the bank originally had two tall chimneys, which are the ones visible at the bottom of our shot. These were removed since (maybe in the 1960s).

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    O Mac

    • 10/Jun/2015 11:01:49

    All that washing? There's a widow, Ellen Dixon/Dickson/Diroon(sic), who works a "laundry" in a house on the Quay with 3 windows, between a house with 3 windows and a house with 6 windows---so this has to be Airmount House as on OSI. She's there washing clothes with her "trainee" servants in 1901 but no sign of her---- or the poor servants in 1911. Photograph therefore pre 1911. www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Wexford/Ennisco... www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai001271504/ A Bridget Rossiter lived in the little house with the 3 windows and an Anastasia Kelly, a publican, lived in the house with the 6 windows. The Kelly's and Rossiter's are still there in 1911.

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    Carol Maddock

    • 10/Jun/2015 11:08:44

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Fabulous! All those sheets were intriguing me.

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    en_la_bici

    • 10/Jun/2015 15:43:07

    beautiful!

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 10/Jun/2015 23:02:58

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] A slightly red herring - the convicts from this 1898 Vinegar Hill battle were exiled-without-trial to Australia, where there was another battle of Vinegar Hill in 1804, only six years later. "It was the first and only major convict uprising in Australian history." - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_Hill_convict_rebellion .

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    DannyM8

    • 11/Jun/2015 07:46:31

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia You learn something new here every day. well found. It was like an "Away Match"