Hevey Institute, Mullingar

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This single slide from a stereo pair shows a large institutional building and a railway line in the bottom left hand corner.

It was quickly/skilfully identified by sharon.corbet as the Hevey Institute in Mullingar - which Carol Maddock informs us is now the Coláiste Mhuire (CBS) school.

Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton

Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence

Collection: The Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection

Date: between ca. 1860-1883

NLI Ref: STP_2179

You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie

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    sharon.corbet

    • 10/Jul/2015 07:44:16

    There's a second view of it in the catalogue (also unidentified.)

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    sharon.corbet

    • 10/Jul/2015 07:49:22

    The Hevey Institute, Mullingar?

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    Carol Maddock

    • 10/Jul/2015 07:56:14

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] That's it - well done!

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    sharon.corbet

    • 10/Jul/2015 07:56:59

    It's now Coláiste Mhuire, Mullingar and they are renovating the building. Google Earth showing the Institute, cathedral and the train line.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 10/Jul/2015 08:02:48

    OSI Map which identifies the middle building as a "palace" and the one on the right as St. Mary's R.C. Church, rather than the Cathedral in Google Earth.

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    Carol Maddock

    • 10/Jul/2015 08:10:27

    St. Mary's College, Mullingar This building, which is also called the “Hevey Institution”, the commencement of which was formerly noticed in this journal, is now completed and occupied. It has been built and endowed by a bequest made by the late Mr. James Hevey. It forms three sides of a quadrangle, and extends about 160 feet in front, and 100 feet on each flank. The entire exterior surface is faced with wrought limestone of the district, the cornices and dressings being of Tullamore limestone. The central portion contains, in the basement, culinary, offices, store-rooms, &c.; the principal floor contains the entrance-hall, principal stairs, corridor, waiting-rooms, refectory, and library; the upper story contains the sleeping apartments, oratory, &c., for eight of the community of the “Christian Brothers’, under whose charge one department of the establishment is placed. One wing contains four schools, 40 feet by 24 feet, and 16 feet high, with stairs, &c.; 450 pupils are already in daily attendance at this department, under the care of the Christian Brothers. The other wing contains large study-hall for classical and mathematical students, together with suitable dwelling for the teachers, and refectory, dormitory, &c. &c., for ten pupils, who will be selected for proficiency, and maintained on the establishment. The front of the building is furnished with three large projections, finished with pediments, and inclosing large Venetian windows. Similar projections, with entrance-porches, are placed in the centre of each flank. The front of the building is surmounted by an open campanile, 80 feet in height. The cost of erection has been about £6,500.
    (Freeman’s Journal, 21 September 1858)

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    sharon.corbet

    • 10/Jul/2015 08:12:06

    The Bishop's Palace was built in about 1873 according to the NIAH.

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    O Mac

    • 10/Jul/2015 08:25:11

    Loreto Convent 1881 NIAH

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    sharon.corbet

    • 10/Jul/2015 08:47:21

    NIAH and DIA articles for completeness.

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    RETRO STU

    • 10/Jul/2015 09:31:12

    That's the Heavey Institute in Mullingar, County Westmeath. The other building behind is the Bishop's house (now the parochial house) and the church is the old cathedral building which was demolished c.1935. Now replaced with the current Christ the King Cathedral, consecrated in 1936. Loreto College for Girls is in the distance, on the far left. Wow, so much architecture in the one pic!

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    RETRO STU

    • 10/Jul/2015 09:38:06

    That view was likely photographed from where the older Carey Bridge stood. The view is now blocked by Scoil Mhuire primary school, built in the early 1950's. As close as I can get on Goggle Maps to where the photographer once stood; www.google.ie/maps/@53.525809,-7.347251,3a,66.8y,16.73h,8...

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    KenjiB_48

    • 10/Jul/2015 12:25:30

    The sky seems to have been extensively blocked out.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 10/Jul/2015 19:02:32

    Thanks all for the usual valuable inputs - especially to the ever speedy [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] for confirming the subject and location. [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] - Thanks for your note. The "blanking of the sky" is seemingly common in the photos from our Stereo Pairs Collection. While we only show one of the images in the pair here, you will note the same thing in yesterday's shot of Bray. I guess a complex picture that included of clouds and such would interfere with the Stereographic effect... [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/19357959549/]

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 11/Jul/2015 07:45:12

    I have just added 6 new photos to our 50,000+ Views Album bringing our total to 88 - it is worth a look. https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/sets/72157651136879037 The following is my pick of the 6 just added. https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/9553954028/

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    Carol Maddock

    • 12/Jul/2015 15:38:06

    Completely off topic, but this 1902 film from the British Film Institute brings some of our photos gorgeously to life - Dame Street, College Green, Westmoreland Street - and more advert bedecked trams than you could shake a stick at...

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    silverio10

    • 12/Jul/2015 21:49:26

    Muy interesantes estas fotos antiguas .