Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
NIAH says Christ Church, Sky Road is from 1853.
Hmm, a corrugated iron roof - don't remember seeing that before in these Buenas fotos antiguas of Ireland.
GeoHive 25" link
Interesting to see corrugated tin roofing being used back then.
Interesting to compare with this earlier one - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000564449
aha ! barefoot child at centre stage
That's beautiful! A window on a lost world.
Hmpf! My comment with a Streetview link wasn't posting. I'd say this is about the place the photo was taken. Without the hotel & the coffee shop you'd have a clear view up to the church, and I think the houses on the left hand side of Church Street are identifiable.
almost looks posed it's so perfect
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] B-59's Streetview has three flag poles with the flag of Ireland in the middle, the EU to the left. What is the red and white flag to the right?
this house is being renovated, from a single story, and the thatch being replaced.
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Seems to be the Galway County flag
https://www.flickr.com/photos/abandonedrailsireland So does the thatch go over the iron/tin, or is it a temporary fix?
Could the guy with the mutton-chops/chinstrap-beard look anymore like a Punch caricature? :) As https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] says it looks almost stereotypically staged. (Although I guess even some stereotypes have an origin...)
Thanks all! I've updated the map and tags. I'd also been intruiged with how "stereo-typical" the scene seemed. But then noticed that the only person with an uncovered head was -shock and horror- a lady. How very untypical!!
in the archive there is another Hargrave shot from Clifden, an action shot of a horse going by. At left is a gentleman in a tweed suit, bowler hat and greying beard with what looks like a camera and bag of gear.
Mr. Hargrave, perhaps?
Hmm, maybe not. The 1911 census tags Joshua H Hargrave, Civil Engineer, as 50, meaning he was only 30 in 1891.
Mr. Hargrane, well known typing error, was not at home in 1901
Flickr is sometimes amazing - in 2016 by www.flickr.com/photos/jimmy_pierce/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Apologies! I didn't see that you had already posted the streetview before I did.
Great photo we haven't seen before. Daniel O'Connell made a speech through English in Clifden in the 1840s and most of the crowd didn't understand him. A hundred years later, Dev made a speech in Irish and most of the crowd didn't understand him.