The Quays, Wicklow, Co. Wicklow

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To finish this week we turn to matters maritime! The quays in Wicklow as we could only imagine them. That wee ship is a nice neat vessel and obviously well cared for OR brand spanking new?

Niall McAuley Was working overtime today, he supplied all the required mapping information and manages to convincingly narrow the date range to between 1905 and 1912.

patrick.vickers1 knows the river here very well and tells us "The berth shown is where the an old Brixham schooner used to be. Perhaps better known as the Susan Vittery, ex Brooklands. A record holder on the fruit run from the Azores, sunk in a gale in 1953 near the Tuskar. When the tide was going down my grandfather and others use to rake for mussels on the lower arches of the river. The scene shown does not look much different than seventy years ago !


Photographer: Robert French

Collection: The Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: between ca.1905 - 1912

NLI Ref: L_ROY_09470

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    D.G-S

    • 14/Aug/2015 08:21:09

    Splendid photo.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 14/Aug/2015 08:22:27

    OSI 25" map. We are looking North West up the oddly named Leitrim River according to the Ordnance survey, which I (and Google maps) have always called the Vartry. Streetview

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    Wendy:

    • 14/Aug/2015 08:22:58

    that is a great scene!

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 14/Aug/2015 08:31:33

    Challenge for Flickroonies - is the tide going out, or coming in ?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 14/Aug/2015 08:35:51

    In the wall to the right (at the corner of Leitrim Place and Bath Street), the 1908 25" shows a Letter Box. The NIAH says the letter box is an Edward VII and dates from 1905. I think I can see it in the Original Size of this image. So, unless the 1905 letter-box replaced an earlier one, we are after 1905.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 14/Aug/2015 08:56:58

    Here's a description of growing up in Wentworth House, Wicklow during the early 20th Century. (Wentworth House is somewhere on the very left of the photo.)

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    Niall McAuley

    • 14/Aug/2015 08:59:41

    The NIAH entry for St Livinius's says the canted apse was added in 1912, and it isn't here, so 1905-1912 somewhere.

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    Foxglove

    • 14/Aug/2015 09:03:08

    historical and picturesque too!

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    patrick.vickers1

    • 14/Aug/2015 11:07:44

    The berth shown is where the an old Brixham schooner used to be. Perhaps better known as the Susan Vittery, ex Brooklands. A record holder on the fruit run from the Azores, sunk in a gale in 1953 near the Tuskar. When the tide was going down my grandfather and others use to rake for mussels on the lower arches of the river. The scene shown does not look much different than seventy years ago !

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    Nanihta (Sol Vázquez)

    • 14/Aug/2015 11:24:50

    Great shot!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 14/Aug/2015 11:38:25

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Niall, Changing the date range as you suggest. https://www.flickr.com/photos/patvic67 Patrick, Thank you.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 14/Aug/2015 11:40:51

    Any idea why all the lumber on the Quay?

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    Concorps

    • 14/Aug/2015 12:02:33

    Really good

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    Carol Maddock

    • 14/Aug/2015 13:02:45

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] There's a saw mill on the OSI Map off South Quay in the triangle between Quarantine Hill, Market Street, and Castle Street?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 14/Aug/2015 13:44:20

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland It wooden be the same without it!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 14/Aug/2015 15:26:21

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Leaf me alone!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 14/Aug/2015 15:31:13

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] It must be something to do with the mill.

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    patrick.vickers1

    • 14/Aug/2015 18:29:32

    I know that in the 40's and 50's there was a sawmill on the other side of the river.

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    dorameulman

    • 14/Aug/2015 19:04:36

    Always brilliant to see your images and read the comments. Great work you do. :-)

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    patrick.vickers1

    • 14/Aug/2015 19:26:36

    The tide is going out !!

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 14/Aug/2015 21:43:29

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/patvic67 I think so too - from the ripples under the bridge and the angle of the rowing boat on the right.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 15/Aug/2015 06:24:47

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/dorameulman Thanks Dora, it is good to see you here, please feel free to make comments on any of our photographs. Mary

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 15/Aug/2015 07:08:39

    Can you help with a location for the following photograph? We have RI registrations, I think Brunswick on the side of the first truck? and the RICH on the gate could be Richmond? Over to you....... https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnsypete/20256437912/

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    O Mac

    • 16/Aug/2015 00:09:26

    Similar---- maybe the same?--- Brigantines in Wicklow Harbour , from the Trinity Library online-exhibition.