Lacey's Public House, Johnstown, Waterford : commissioned by Mr. H. Keane

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When: 01 November 1922

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Continuing our visits to Irish places of hospitality, the ubiquitous Irish Pub. Today's offering is from the Poole Collection and as well as the Lacey establishment we have two young people standing posing outside their(?) home nearby. I really like this shot, it has a certain charm and offers a lovely peep into times past!

As well as highlighting the juxtaposition of the highly polished door-knockers with the general deilapidation on this Waterford street, today's contributors confirm that the "B. D. Lacey" signage over almost certainly refers to vintner Bridget De Lacey. Rhys Chris Pease tells us that Ms De Lacey took-over the pub from a man named Griffin - before eventually coming to the Grimes' family (whose name is over the door today)...


Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford

Date: c.22 November 1922

NLI Ref: POOLEWP 3078

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    derangedlemur

    • 30/Aug/2017 07:54:48

    That Keane fellow does like pubs. www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/16024729363/

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    derangedlemur

    • 30/Aug/2017 07:57:46

    This one, by the look of it: www.google.ie/maps/@52.255215,-7.109794,3a,75y,267.71h,88...

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 30/Aug/2017 08:01:50

    The pub has spread along to no. 61 (see streetview)

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 30/Aug/2017 08:06:14

    And no. 59 has an attic dormer window.

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 30/Aug/2017 08:14:29

    On the CINEMA poster in the window - Mildred Harris - "Mildred Harris (November 29, 1901 – July 20, 1944) was an American film actress during the early part of the 20th century.[2] She was also the first wife of Charlie Chaplin. Harris began her career in the film industry as a child actress when she was 11 years old." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mildred_Harris

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    Niall McAuley

    • 30/Aug/2017 10:34:45

    Lower on the Cinema listings is a someone ending in ___e Murray, maybe Mae Murray?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 30/Aug/2017 10:47:38

    Old Places in Waterford page on Facebook shared this in 2016, and one Vanessa Lacey commented: My father's grandfather owned it but burned it whilst drunk, or so have I been told.

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    Dún Laoghaire Micheál

    • 30/Aug/2017 11:35:08

    It's past midday and no one has yet commented on that pair of knockers. This forum is obviously far to respectable for me.

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    Dún Laoghaire Micheál

    • 30/Aug/2017 11:40:46

    Seriously though. Isn't it remarkable that although the general fabric of the buildings are in tatters, someone is clearly devoted to polishing the brassware? It seems like the ironmongery is regarded as the real status symbol.

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    sam2cents

    • 30/Aug/2017 12:05:58

    There's something very poignant about this image. When you think what those old houses have been through it's very humbling. The lives lived in them and the generations come and gone.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 30/Aug/2017 13:31:10

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I had admired those two knockers but for a spinster denizen in Library Towers it might not seem to be appropriate?

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    Rhys Chris Pease

    • 30/Aug/2017 14:04:41

    According to the September 15th 1915 edition of the Munster Express , at the Waterford Petty sessions Mr H.D. Keane , Solicitor applied for and was granted a transfer of a licence from the name of Thomas Griffin to Mrs Bridget De Lacey in repect of premises at Johnstown Co Waterford. Same place ?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 30/Aug/2017 15:54:41

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Good find! Yes, here is Thomas Griffin (49) in the 1911 census in Johnstown, and the House and Building return indicates 3 windows to the front of the bar.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 30/Aug/2017 16:04:21

    Was hoping to guess at the family 2 doors from the bar in the census, but the bar is house #1 on the form, and the following houses are the 3 window jobs further along, not the 2 window ones nearer.

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    ofarrl

    • 30/Aug/2017 19:08:30

    The pub was owned in later years by Waterford hurler Philly Grimes. I believe the pub, which still bears his name, is now run by his daughter.

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    O Mac

    • 30/Aug/2017 19:52:26

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland Hey! You'll have to find a photograph of a pub owned by a Galway hurler.

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    ClickKen04

    • 30/Aug/2017 19:53:45

    Brilliant Choice

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 30/Aug/2017 23:13:40

    Excellent find indeed https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]! I've updated the description (along with the map and tags). Now off to polish your ironmongery the lot of you (what will the neighbours say!?)

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 06/Sep/2017 08:00:06

    good shot

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    froshea

    • 16/Sep/2017 20:47:43

    Village of the fancy door knockers!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 22/May/2020 07:25:06

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/jacksonstreet Well done.