Giving the Poole collection a (well deserved) break for a while, we return today to the O'Dea collection. This shot captures some seemingly dramatic events. Whether because of the conditions at the time of the capture, or later in the digitising process, this O'Dea image seems uncharacteristically dull (likely unavoidable given the immediate nature of the subject).
With thanks to today's contributors, we learned that no-one was badly injured in the accident which occurred in January 1963. We were similarly delighted and surprised to see additional footage
and read the investigators report
. Thanks as usual to the amazing community for all the great input...
Photographer: James P. O'Dea
Collection: James P. O'Dea
Date: 5 January 1963
NLI Ref.: ODEA 34/83
You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons