Having been to Graigue by brake and back last week we start this week in Galway looking at the makers of the beautiful Claddagh Ring on Williamsgate Street in Galway City.
Almost single-handedly, Niall McAuley
was able to refine the date range for this image - from 5 decades to within a decade of c.1910/11. In doing so, lots of additional information has surfaced; on Alexander Moon's premises to the left (of Moon's Corner and Cash's/Todd's/Moon's renown), Dillon's Jewellers to the right (known for contributing the revival of the Claddagh Ring), and the various shops in the centre (all of which clearly brought much business and life to the city)....
Photographer: Robert French
Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection
Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely c.1905-1914.
NLI Ref: L_CAB_04223
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