Mr. Gerald Flood, Castleboro, Clonroche, Co. Wexford

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Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Flood with their family make a fine portrait to end the week, Here you may notice that of the four children two bear a strong resemblance to the father and two to the mother! And a handsome family they are too.

With thanks to O Mac and sharon.corbet there is strong evidence that this image dates from the 1930s, and that - as Sharon notes - those pictured are (left to right):
 Nora, Tim, Ita (standing), Nelly (sitting), Martin, Gerald [Flood]

Both boys pictured went on to play inter-county hurling, with the younger Flood winning 3 All-Irelands in the 1950s and 60s....


Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford

Date: between ca. 1901 and 1954 (likely 1930s)

NLI Ref: POOLEWP 4297

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    Swordscookie

    • 29/Apr/2016 07:12:49

    A lovely family photo indeed! The lad on the right is growing out of his suit while the chap on the left reminds me of me when I was his age. Angelic on the outside...

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    O Mac

    • 29/Apr/2016 07:15:39

    Gerald was 30 years old in 1911 ........... 1911 census He looks to be in his 50's here. Photograph taken Mid 1930's??

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    sharon.corbet

    • 29/Apr/2016 07:41:20

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Sounds about right, as Tim Flood was born in 1927. From Ita Bailey's obituary, the kids are Martin, Tim and 2 of Ita, Nellie and Eilish. ETA: And the mother's name is Nora.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 29/Apr/2016 07:52:46

    Martin Flood's obituary mentions that "He had one brother Tim, the famous inter-county hurler, and two sisters Ita and Nelly." He was 83 when he died in 2005, so he would have been born in 1922. So from left: Nora, Tim, Ita (standing), Nelly (sitting), Martin, Gerald.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 29/Apr/2016 08:11:08

    Castleboro was a demesne with a Big House just north of the village of Clonroche, 1900 acres at one time (OSI 25" link). The house is now a standing ruin (Bing aerial view) This is well after that house was burned in the Troubles in the early 20s.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 29/Apr/2016 08:17:19

    The boy in the single-breasted jacket is wearing an interesting aeroplane lapel pin. Where's Retro Stu? Hey, https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] , c'mere, yer wanted!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 29/Apr/2016 08:24:38

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/swordscookie I like how the lad's jacket is buttoned!

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    sharon.corbet

    • 29/Apr/2016 08:26:42

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] Castleboro House back in its day vs. 1990/1991.

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    Swordscookie

    • 29/Apr/2016 09:32:35

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] It really was a beauty! What a pity!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 29/Apr/2016 10:04:13

    Here is Tim roughly 70 years later.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 29/Apr/2016 10:08:13

    Martin and Tim are both in this team shot from 1954, 20 years later. Martin is instantly recognizable at back left.

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    RETRO STU

    • 29/Apr/2016 10:23:44

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Thanks Neill and well spotted! Airplane badges were immensely popular back then. Going by the shape of the badge, I'd guess it dates to the early 1930's. Of course, the photo could have been taken later? I see there is text on the badge but unable to make it out. Would be great to know what it says!

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    guliolopez

    • 29/Apr/2016 23:05:21

    Of the 4 wrist watches on show, only one hand of Mrs Flood's seems to be visible. If the visible hand is the hour hand, then it's a little before 6. If the visible hand is the minute hand, then it's perhaps half-past 8, 9, or 10ish. It's interesting that someone in the studio thought it best to scratch-out the youngest lad's hand from his mother's shoulder(?) Megazoom really is pretty mega.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 29/Apr/2016 23:44:46

    One wonders what the Flood brothers would have made of the Wexford minor's performance against Dublin in last week's extra-time thriller :) With thanks to all, I've tried to summarise today's inputs in the description and tags. For mapping purposes, while clearly the family's sporting allegiances were to Wexford, as the image itself was taken in Waterford,* I've mapped it to there. (*We've seen those Poole studio chairs many times before :) ) Have a great long weekend!

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    M0GNM

    • 05/May/2016 09:57:30

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/swordscookie There's an old man looking out from that young face as grannie would say!