Two men pictured with rowboats in a yard - Dun Laoghaire

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When: 01 January 1895

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To end the week we have another Hargrave shot. Labelled as "Two men pictured with rowboats in a yard: in an unidentified location", we though that perhaps the location might seem obvious to some - but not be as easy as it seems for all...

Sure enough, derangedlemur quickly proposed Dun Laoghaire, and this was seconded and later corroborated by swordscookie and sharon.corbet. See comments below for a suggestion from O Mac on the possible type of boat pictured, and beachcomberaustralia's invite for a bit of virtual snooping in the nearby yacht club (opened a few years before Hargrave took this shot).


Photographer: Joshua H. Hargrave

Collection: Joshua H. Hargrave Collection

Date: c.1895

NLI Ref: HAR140

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    derangedlemur

    • 23/Oct/2015 07:24:15

    Looks like Dun Laoghaire or Monkstown sort of area

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    Swordscookie

    • 23/Oct/2015 07:26:20

    A clinker built dinghy with a footing for a mast up there in the bow? I was thinking along the same lines https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] !!!

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    derangedlemur

    • 23/Oct/2015 07:27:54

    Shadows say we're looking more or less west.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 23/Oct/2015 07:30:10

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I think you're right - that looks like it could be Dun Laoghaire around the pier.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 23/Oct/2015 07:35:24

    The lower level here to be exact: 2009 Streetview to remove the library...

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    sharon.corbet

    • 23/Oct/2015 07:38:34

    OSI Map.

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    derangedlemur

    • 23/Oct/2015 07:38:56

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] That looks like it alright. I didn't know you could get historic streetview - Handy.

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    derangedlemur

    • 23/Oct/2015 07:48:47

    The decorative gable spike on a shed apparently built of scrap is a nice touch. (At least, I assume it's decorative, and isn't meant to deflect sword blows from passing cavalrymen or something).

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 23/Oct/2015 08:03:13

    Good work there - I have an unproven theory that each large seaside town in Britain and Ireland had its own peculiar design of cast-iron railing, which can help locate old photos. Yet to find a website with details - anybody? Dún Laoghaire seems to be four horizontal bars with distinctive serrated top rail, as seen here and in streetview. eg Eastbourne (?) where the pillars have two feet - www.flickr.com/photos/pellethepoet/6573986875/

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    Bwana_Samaki

    • 23/Oct/2015 08:03:27

    The pattern of the boat is similar to a drontheim or yawl more usually seen in NW of the country, but the houses are more urban

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    derangedlemur

    • 23/Oct/2015 08:20:07

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] Maybe. Bray has fairly weird ones: catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000540379

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    sharon.corbet

    • 23/Oct/2015 09:02:11

    Sideview of the shed with the Yacht Club, the Town Hall and the Railway Station visible behind.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 23/Oct/2015 09:22:59

    Quite Interesting Red Herring - streetview goes inside the 1870 National Yacht Club, if you are feeling nosey. Please remember to wipe your feet - goo.gl/maps/GLVuHH8eC4q

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 23/Oct/2015 10:49:11

    Thanks all. As [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] first posited, it looks fairly certain we're at Dun Laoghaire. The alternative view of the shed that [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] shares would seem to corroberate. I personally like [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia]'s idea that sea-side railings are like unique fingerprints - certainly a theory to test for our next sea-side "location hunters" adventure.

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 23/Oct/2015 23:56:50

    pretty crisp photo for 1895. wow

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    Justin Merrigan

    • 24/Oct/2015 04:57:30

    This is immediately at the foot of the East Pier in DL, opposite the RNLI inshore lifeboat boathouse.

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    silverio10

    • 26/Oct/2015 20:20:32

    Buena serie de fotos antiguas .

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    O Mac

    • 27/Dec/2015 14:02:10

    The boat is an early model of a WaterWag sailing dinghy. There is one preserved in the National Maritime Museum in DunLaoghaire. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_Wag www.google.com/maps/@53.2921185,-6.1317109,3a,80.6y,357.4... Hargrave might not have come far. If not then he later lived on Haddington Terrace which is behind the shed.. www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Dublin/Kingstow... maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V2,724604,728539,12,9

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 28/Dec/2015 08:18:31

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Owen, you win the prize of the virtual Christmas pudding. Who would have thought that your investigations would connect this photo to the "I really wanted a Guitar" photo. Well done. Will we post the pudding or will you collect it?

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    sharon.corbet

    • 28/Dec/2015 09:26:37

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Whereas James Dillon Meldon (Louis S.'s father) was also living in Haddington Terrace. He was at no. 12 in the 1870s and also in 1883, at his death.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 25/Mar/2016 13:24:37

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Hargrave was living at 3 Newtownsmith (as in just up the road) in the early 1890's when he was secretary of the Photographic Society of Ireland.

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    O Mac

    • 20/Oct/2019 18:37:28

    Same shed was there in 1933 britainfromabove.org.uk/en/image/XPW042262