Sail and steam in harbour

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Where: Louth, Ireland

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Returning to matters maritime once more we have a very busy harbour scene with steam and sailing ships berthed beside quays somewhere. In the background can be seen many stacks denoting industry and in the foreground is a quay with imported timber. Wherever it was business appears to have been booming at that time but where was it?

With thanks to sharon.corbet it seems almost certain that this was taken in Drogheda, County Louth.....


Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton

Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence

Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883

NLI Ref: STP_2096

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    derangedlemur

    • 26/Jul/2018 07:18:00

    Early today. Where's this - New Ross?

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    derangedlemur

    • 26/Jul/2018 07:18:22

    I think perhaps yes: catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000590089

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    sharon.corbet

    • 26/Jul/2018 07:21:25

    Or Drogheda?

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    Swordscookie

    • 26/Jul/2018 07:27:20

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet I think you have it Sharon! I was looking for a bridge but the nearest one to where the ships were moored is relatively new so I was looking in vain! This would have been taken from the heights near where the railway station is now!

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    derangedlemur

    • 26/Jul/2018 07:31:14

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet Or that either.

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    lunaryuna

    • 26/Jul/2018 07:44:54

    clever job!

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    sharon.corbet

    • 26/Jul/2018 07:50:37

    The spire of St. Peter's R.C. seems to be missing, but it doesn't really help much with the date, as it is not completely clear when it was built (latest 1884.)

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 26/Jul/2018 08:01:20

    STP_2101 is the reverse view - at the same time? https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/7928270882/

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    sharon.corbet

    • 26/Jul/2018 08:04:52

    25" OSI.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 26/Jul/2018 08:43:25

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet] The DIA entry for the church says: First contract (for addition of tower, porch, baptistery & first two bays of nave) 13 Jun 1882. 2nd contract (for demolition of remaining body of existing church and building 3rd nave bay, crossing transepts and sanctuary, 29 Jul 1891. So the tower is no earlier than 1892, and no help.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 26/Jul/2018 08:44:14

    Flickr is sometimes amazing! The Boyne Viaduct in 2018 via https://www.flickr.com/photos/mythicalireland/ I think the photographers and their cameras were two or three arches to the left ... on a train? https://www.flickr.com/photos/mythicalireland/40405433314/

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    Niall McAuley

    • 26/Jul/2018 09:00:25

    I noted the chapel at the Sienna Convent, a Pugin Ashlin job from 1876.

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 26/Jul/2018 10:06:53

    Paddle steamboats. Likely the earlier of the date range. 1860s 1870s

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 01/Aug/2018 08:00:06

    Superb!!