If I remember correctly we have been to Mitchelstown before but not with this particular view and not with the Eason collection? Up in the heights of north Cork, Mitchelstown is a small town of wide streets and this fine square. The military firing range of Kilworth is nearby.
Given that location and subject was firmly established, much of the discussion on this image was on the date. The general consensus is that we can likely refine the 40 year catalogue range (c.1900-1939) to the years around WWI (perhaps c.1915-1920). Specifically, this image must date from after 1906 (statue built
), probably dates from at least the mid-1910s (businesses/posters/motor-car), and possibly dates from before 1920 (bank building work
Collection: Eason Photographic Collection
Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939. Certainly >1906. Perhaps <1920. And probably c.1915 (give or take a few years)
NLI Ref: EAS_0954
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www.thememorytrail.com/content/some-things-see-mitchelsto... indicates that the statue of John Mandeville in New Square was erected in 1906. (S. also www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&...)
The statue was unveiled on 9/9/1906 (to be slightly more exact!) - more information here - jskean.incolor.com/Mandeville.htm
Is that a drone above the power pole or maybe a distant helicopter, or maybe a near dragonfly?
Ryans, Whelan and Fitzgerald are all there in the 1911 census.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia The Statue looks more than a few years old?
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] I would say five years of pigeons ! There is a reverse view with posters and possibly dates - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000556781 and a chook!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia I wonder did it cross the road to get there?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia As you have been known to say - Flickr is (sometimes) Amazing, I see this poster in the reverse view you mention above. https://www.flickr.com/photos/mfspeccoll/4903406228
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia And this one https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/29671368693 https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Has this poster as 1915
Presume both photos were taken on the same day, so earliest is 1915.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/yournlireland/9030025023 This poster is also visible from the Other NLI Stream
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Good work! I am fairly sure the photos were on the same day due to the shadows and scratched out photographer's name bottom right. Also this one? - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000556780, with a man in Army uniform.
Actually, is there anywhere you can get historical records regarding the installation of telephone lines?
An immediately recognisable view. Mainly from innumerable CorkDublin road trips. Though not in the type of car which [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] has spotted to the right. I definitely agree with the circa WWI/war years suggestion. However, I would note that the NIAH entry for the Munster & Leinster Bank says both "circa 1910" and "circa 1900-1920". The photos in the NIAH entry suggest that the bank was redeveloped sometime after this Eason photo was taken (extra story, replaced dormer/gable window, etc). If the NIAH entry is accurate, and 1920 is the upper bound of that building work, then 1920 would seem to be the upper bound of this image too. So perhaps circa 1915 to 1920?
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Thanks all - Have updated the tags and description!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland I've been looking through the miliotary file of my grandmother's brother. He did his officer training at Kilworth in 1917 after convalescence from physical and mental injuries picked up in France in 1916.