Main Street, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

Download this image

More from this collection

Related by Where

Research Help!

Where: Kildare, Ireland

Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.

When: 01 January 1916

Try to find the date or year when this image was made.
I think this is the first non military / non railway photo of Newbridge we have ever posted. There is a lot going on here and I think the megazoom via the catalogue link below is worth a look.

Our eagle-eyed contributors have spotted a motor-car (possibly a Ford) further down the hill - which perhaps puts this image after the mid-1900s. There's a suggestion also that the man riding from the barracks is in military uniform - narrowing the range perhaps to before the mid-1920s (when the barracks was demilitarised). The 40-year range in the catalogue could therefore possibly be narrowed to a 20-year range earlier in the 20th C....

paulcooke3 of the Newbridge Local History Group comments that their research puts the date around 1916 and we are happy to go along with that.

Photographer: Unknown

Collection: Eason Photographic Collection

Date: Probably c.1916

NLI Ref: EAS_2515

You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie

Info:

Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
Views: 19381
eason easonson easoncollection easonphotographiccollection glassnegative nationallibraryofireland ireland newbridge mainstreet kildare leinster cokildare barracks myers breakfastrolls 20thcentury

Add Tags
  • profile

    DannyM8

    • 19/Oct/2016 07:16:03

    I think I see a dog, down there with the sheep!

  • profile

    B-59

    • 19/Oct/2016 07:43:54

    Streetview 2014: www.google.com/maps/@53.1803133,-6.7981391,3a,75y,45.07h,...

  • profile

    B-59

    • 19/Oct/2016 07:46:26

    OSI map: maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V2,680335,715095,12,9

  • profile

    B-59

    • 19/Oct/2016 07:49:22

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] or a black sheep ...

  • profile

    DannyM8

    • 19/Oct/2016 08:33:01

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] go ahead, burst my bubble!!

  • profile

    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 19/Oct/2016 08:40:59

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Thank you.

  • profile

    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 19/Oct/2016 08:45:26

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] A wolf in sheep's clothing, or mutton dressed as dog ! The Bank of Ireland on the left is missing its matching NE 3-bay extension as seen in streetview. Might help with the date ...

  • profile

    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 19/Oct/2016 08:50:49

    Boo hoo! ... "Extended, c.1990, comprising three-bay single-storey flat-roofed yellow brick wing to north-east with single-bay single-storey yellow brick flat-roofed recessed end bay to north-east. ..." From www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&... Amazing that they built in the same style in 1990 !

  • profile

    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 19/Oct/2016 08:54:08

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] This might give the "earliest date"? or is this another bank? Name:BYRNE, RALPH HENRY Building:CO. KILDARE, NEWBRIDGE, HIBERNIAN BANK Date:1923-4 Nature:Proposals for new bank (2-storey and 3-storey) in neo-Georgian style. Refs:Designs, dated 1923-24, in IAA, W.H. Byrne & Son drawings collection, Acc.2006/142; contract drawing, 1924, in IAA, Bank of Ireland drawings collection, Acc. 2006/65. www.dia.ie/works/view/2855/CO.+KILDARE%2C+NEWBRIDGE%2C+HI...

  • profile

    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 19/Oct/2016 08:58:31

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia IF https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] says it's a dog, it's probably a dog!!

  • profile

    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 19/Oct/2016 09:07:16

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] Unluckily that bank is just out of sight to the left www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&... The car looks like a Model T Ford (1908). History of Ford in Ireland (Quite Interesting) www.ford.ie/AboutFord/CompanyInformation/HistoryOfFord

  • profile

    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 19/Oct/2016 09:54:17

    There is a building on the left painted the same as the hotel in the Lusitania survivors picture from a few weeks ago!

  • profile

    RETRO STU

    • 19/Oct/2016 10:17:53

    What happened to the building on the right? Was it a military barracks, has that look about it?

  • profile
  • profile

    RETRO STU

    • 19/Oct/2016 11:18:48

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland Thank you. Sadly, the barracks seems to be gone. Does anyone know when they were closed and demolished?

  • profile

    j.coffey78

    • 19/Oct/2016 12:48:54

    May 16th 1922 -- About the same time the handover took place in Newbridge where the last British gunners left for Dublin port and their place was taken by the Free State troops under the command of Comdt. Cronin. Newbridge barracks was only occupied for a short time into the life of the Irish Free State and its vast property was soon parcelled out to a variety of users – from 1927 the Garrison Chapel was given to Newbridge Town Commission, from 1931 a large site was transferred to the GAA for St. Conleth’s Park and later in the 1930s sites on the western end of the barracks were provided to accommodate two fledgling industries – Newbridge Cutlery and Irish Ropes – which helped fill the gap in employment left by the departure of the British troops on a momentous day 90 years ago this month. Today the last remaining red-brick building of the Victorian barracks is maintained as a working office by Bord na Mona which in its own way has been central to the twentieth century history of Co. Kildare. ...... Liam Kenny in his Leinster Leader Looking Back article no. 281

  • profile

    j.coffey78

    • 19/Oct/2016 13:24:38

    A hometown photograph, dated circa 1916 ----- Behind the trees on the right is the Garrison Chapel which has been restored over the last two years .. Only one gate of the old barracks remains ---- This is also "the Sarsfields end" of the town ( they beat Moorefield from the other end on Sunday ) --- After the troops left in 1922 the town struggled, but recovered into the 1930s -- Cill Dara abu

  • profile

    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 20/Oct/2016 08:45:45

    Excellent - thanks [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]]. Given that the man riding out of the barracks (on one horse, leading another) seems to be in military uniform, that may help narrow the range to before the mid-1920s. Personally it "feels" c.1910 to me. The other thing that might help narrow the range is the baker's cart, advertising (jumbo) breakfast rolls :)

  • profile

    j.coffey78

    • 20/Oct/2016 10:49:12

    Most of the Eason and Lawrence photographs taken in Newbridge at this time have been obtained by the local history group, and will be displayed in the newly restored building ( de Hall as it is called).. .............. J.Scanlans family are still in Newbridge, he was way ahead of his time and with a thousand hungry soldiers he must have done well.

  • profile

    paulcooke3

    • 20/Oct/2016 14:07:37

    We have dated this photo to 1916, based on shops visible in various street photos from the Eason collection. The National Bank, on the left, was opened in 1879 and continues to trade today as the Bank of Ireland. Next to it was Myers public house, which traded under this name from 1875 to 1915, and two doors down was 'The King's Arms' public house. Both of these pubs were very popular with military from Newbridge and the Curragh Camp. - Newbridge Local History Group -

  • profile

    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 20/Oct/2016 14:34:53

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Hi Paul, on the basis of your research we will also go with 1916. Thank you and the best of luck to the NLHG. Please let us know if there are any other Newbridge photos you would like to see on this stream.