The fine shot of Town Hall Street, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh is surely "Fridays Child"? There is so much to see here including some crisp, clear posters, a Peeler, some ghosts and more people standing around though the reason may not be as obscure as yesterdays visit to the monastery! Have a great weekend everyone!
With thanks to input from beachcomberaustralia
, and in particular Niall McAuley
, and the clues and cues in the news poster behind the policeman, there's a firm suggestion that this image dates to c.1880. In particular, alongside the other items displayed outside White's booksellers & stationers
we find a newspaper advert mentioning "The Home Rule League / Louth Election" - possibly referring to a by-election in the county in the first half of 1880, which returned a Home Rule candidate. Niall McAuley
also suggests that the man in overalls (under the "Mc K...." sign) could well be Mr T McKeague, boot and shoe maker (and doesn't he look the part).....
Photographer: Robert French
Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection
Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Earliest August 1879
NLI Ref: L_CAB_01881
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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