Triangular Square in Navan, Co. Meath

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Where: Meath, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1912

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A lovely Eason image showing the Square in Navan, Co. Meath and looking down Trimgate Street. There is so much to see from the lamp and water pump front and centre to the early motor car parked on the right hand side. A very changed scene today with a lot more traffic and few horses about if any!

The main learning on this image (apart from the interesting information on the businesses pictured - including the connections of the McKeever drapers) was on the date. Niall McAuley plausibly suggests, based on the step ladder and other cues/clues, that this nearby Eason shot was taken on the same day. It can be confidently dated to 1912 (given the posters visible), fairly firmly suggesting that this image also dates from the same period.....


Photographer: Unknown

Collection: Eason Photographic Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939. Possibly c.1912

NLI Ref: EAS_1735

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 07/Dec/2017 09:09:08

    AH 60 from G.B. ?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 07/Dec/2017 09:12:37

    OSI 25" map at GeoHive

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    Rory_Sherlock

    • 07/Dec/2017 09:14:02

    British 'AH' car registration plates were registered in Norfolk between Jan 1904 and Jan 1923 apparently: www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/registrations/ah.htm

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    Foxglove

    • 07/Dec/2017 09:14:40

    geometry please ! 😁

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    domenico milella

    • 07/Dec/2017 09:15:53

    Congratulation for your beautiful Album.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 07/Dec/2017 09:29:44

    Streetview.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 07/Dec/2017 09:31:50

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/foxglove Square Triangle?

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    metrovick

    • 07/Dec/2017 09:32:03

    Very nice find. The view is looking down Watergate street towards the river Blackwater. The printing works on the right is now occupied by The Meath Chronicle.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 07/Dec/2017 09:37:02

    McCauley, Reilly and McKeever are all in Market Square in both 1901 and 1911 (though Reilly got first and surname mixed up). Mileady is in Watergate St. in both 1901 and 1911. So help from those 4.

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    Inverarra

    • 07/Dec/2017 09:41:31

    One great photo. Will remember your description for a long time. John Wayne in a Quiet Man pose

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    Foxglove

    • 07/Dec/2017 09:46:16

    half a diamond?😊

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 07/Dec/2017 09:53:42

    For comparison Mr French / Lawrence was there - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000338080 - small gas lamp catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000331867 - no gas lamp and a convenient 1904 date on a poster behind the pump. So definitely after the 1904 photo ...

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 07/Dec/2017 09:55:43

    A triangular square is hypotenews to me!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 07/Dec/2017 10:04:49

    This Eason shot in the archive looks to be the same day, see the stepladder outside the Navan Printing Works building. In the archive shot, we can read the posters to the left of that ladder, and one is dated 12th May '12 GAA Meath Championships Hurling and Football at ATHLUMNEY, Navan Sunday 12th May, '12 Dunboyne v Trim

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 07/Dec/2017 10:25:01

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Bravo! And thanks also to the Navan Printing Works and megazoom™. Any suggestions for the grafitti on the pump?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 07/Dec/2017 10:49:37

    Another Eason looking up nearby Ludlow St towards the Triangular Square: "Street, Dublin City" .... is actually Navan

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 07/Dec/2017 10:49:49

    Look what else was happening in Navan, 1912 - trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/98407072

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    Inverarra

    • 07/Dec/2017 10:53:49

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ “Kilroy was here. “

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    Niall McAuley

    • 07/Dec/2017 10:54:44

    On a personal note, I really like the shop at left.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 07/Dec/2017 11:00:44

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley :)

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    guliolopez

    • 07/Dec/2017 11:26:23

    Relations https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley?

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    John A. Coffey

    • 07/Dec/2017 12:02:57

    The town of Navan had its official name altered to An Uaimh in 1922, but the change failed to gain acceptance locally so that "Navan" had its official status restored in 1970. One reason underlying the reluctance to change may have been an instinctive feeling that Navan was not an "imported" English name in the manner of Maryborough or Kingstown. It is my contention that "Navan" and " An Uaimh" are both derivatives of the earlier and very historic name, "(an) Odhbha". --- Navan and District Historical Society

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    Niall McAuley

    • 07/Dec/2017 13:15:35

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] No relation, not that I know at least.

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    Domhnallcos

    • 07/Dec/2017 16:30:03

    Draper John McKeever's son Michael graduated from UCD in 1914 and spent the Great War as a doctor with the RAMC; he later practiced in Dublin. His son Fr John was PP in Trim. His wife's sister Rose Callaghan married John Costello, their son John A. was a reluctant Taoiseach.

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    Nydialy

    • 07/Dec/2017 18:07:47

    The shape of this square struck me too during a stay in Navan in 2007. www.flickr.com/photos/nydialy/433502997/in/album-72157653... From Streeview, the place has changed a lot since I took this picture.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 08/Dec/2017 12:58:45

    Thanks https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] - interesting connections there indeed. FYI https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley - I've updated the text to reflect the suggested date (though not the unlikely family connection :) )