Donkeys in the field

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I haven't seen so many asses since the fair in Spancil Hill! Donkeys in the field would suggest that we know where the field is but do we?

The consensus from the community comments below is that this image is part of a Poole series covering donkey export - possibly eventually onto a steamship at Waterford for export to Durban. So it seems likely "the field" was a holding area close to Waterford city. The other images in the series (and information provided by BeachcomberAustralia and sharon.corbet others) suggest that the image dates from the earliest decade or so of the 1901-1954 catalogue range...


Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Studio

Date: ca. 1901-1954

NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0824

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    D.G-S

    • 04/Jan/2016 09:26:34

    What a crowd! This could be an open air concert in my local park.....

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 04/Jan/2016 09:37:01

    Hope I don't make a complete ass of myself ... somewhere near Waterford ? They then met Captain Daly - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000590845 ... and boarded his ship - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000590854

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    sharon.corbet

    • 04/Jan/2016 09:38:05

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] They also arrived in Waterford as "Noari? Donkeys" catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000590839

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    blokes 2012

    • 04/Jan/2016 09:42:38

    They , may well be Delaney's Donkeys.?

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    O Mac

    • 04/Jan/2016 10:14:55

    Are they going to Bray ?.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 04/Jan/2016 12:36:30

    I've found a few scattered references to a "donkey export trade" in Waterford around 1900, e.g. this picture, but that's about it.

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    La Belle Province

    • 04/Jan/2016 13:05:41

    Donkeypalooza

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    Inverarra

    • 04/Jan/2016 13:22:16

    Welcome back and a happy new year. In the West, polite people are now being encouraged to use the word "donkey" instead of the traditional Irish description of "ass". Another example of how words and their meanings can change over the years. A great photo to start the new year.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 04/Jan/2016 14:03:45

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] That's assinine!

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    sharon.corbet

    • 04/Jan/2016 19:39:59

    It isn't "Naori", it's Maori donkeys, as in the donkeys that were shipped to Durban on the Maori. Unfortunately at least in one voyage in 1897, about a third of the donkeys didn't survive the journey. (Article from Trove).

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 04/Jan/2016 21:11:27

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I can't get your Trove link to work, boo hoo. Being exported to South Africa would explain all the long faces...

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    sharon.corbet

    • 04/Jan/2016 21:17:54

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Should be fixed now...

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 04/Jan/2016 21:25:56

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Thank you - what a sad story. Collective nouns for donkeys - drove / herd / pace - www.rinkworks.com/words/collective.shtml

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 04/Jan/2016 21:43:47

    Not sure if this is the same SS 'Maori' - wrecked off Cape Town in 1909 ... no mention of donkeys, but the Captain was a silly ass to go too near the rocks - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Maori www.wrecksite.eu/imgBrowser.aspx?52295 (several lo-res photos to compare with NLI links at top of this thread) www.icomos.org/risk/2006/14gribble2006an.pdf paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=OW... (contemporary newspaper)

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 05/Jan/2016 02:37:14

    wow, so many donkeys! great photo. best of the year, so far!

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 05/Jan/2016 02:40:38

    Where's Waldo?

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    miguelitoiglesias777

    • 05/Jan/2016 09:08:00

    Nos encantaría que añadieras tu foto al grupo We'd love to add your photo to the group;/b> " target="_blank" title="https://www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]">">https://www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]"> https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8412/15776745856_44785c08f6_m.jpg" /> CIELOS Y NUBES, SKIES AND CLOUDS

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    • 05/Jan/2016 14:32:36

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    le cabri

    • 05/Jan/2016 14:50:46

    What a cool shot!

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    Canadian Son

    • 05/Jan/2016 15:11:38

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    • 05/Jan/2016 17:14:53

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    rich lewis

    • 05/Jan/2016 19:50:44

    splendid shot

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    686阿鴻

    • 06/Jan/2016 00:54:10

    精彩拍攝 感謝分享

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    Yer Photo Xpression

    • 06/Jan/2016 03:29:55

    Congratulations on EXPLORE! 20150515_0057-Brutus

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 06/Jan/2016 04:58:25

    I have just added this photo to our 50,000+ Views Album https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/sets/72157651136879037

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    ofarrl

    • 06/Jan/2016 20:53:30

    This is another good article on the Donkey trade with South Africa from The Spectator July 1897 IRISH DONKEYS FOR SOUTH AFRICA If this was taken between 1899 and 1902 then these donkeys would almost certainly have been destined for the British Army's Remount department and a short and brutal life as pack animals in the Boer War. Over 400,000 horses, mules and donkeys died during the campaign and many of them would have come from Ireland.

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    ofarrl

    • 16/Nov/2016 00:17:48

    This appears to have been taken in Abbeylands on the Kilkenny side of the river. The windmill in the background appears on the 25" Ordnance map. This is the approximate location today goo.gl/maps/m1hzwEKR2t42

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 16/Nov/2016 08:14:12

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Paul, map updated thank you.