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The title comes from the "Eton Boat Song" and modern usage does not apply! Mr. Poole has taken a fine portrait of the New Ross four though there are 6 people in the image. I suspect that there may have been a "sub" during the year or it may be that the club's captain and the coxswain is included?

Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford

Date: Catalogue date c.1898

NLI Ref: POOLEWP 1038b

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    Carol Maddock

    • 05/Apr/2019 08:40:32

    The New Ross Boat Club had their 21st annual regatta in July of 1898 according to the Freeman's Journal newspaper.

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    • 05/Apr/2019 09:06:56

    Eton Boating Song - Words and music, if you feel like bashing it out or singing along -

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    John Spooner

    • 05/Apr/2019 09:07:18

    Megazoom - the inscription on the jug on the bottom step says 'Challenge Cup' which is odd because it's the only trophy which isn't a cup. Below that there's a year. It's not clear but I'd hazard a guess at 1893 or 1895.

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    • 05/Apr/2019 09:07:52

    There's a photo of what I assume is Waterford Boat Club (despite the title) given their jackets here with what looks like the same Challenge Cup at the bottom, though turned the other way.

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    • 05/Apr/2019 09:15:08

    It was deciphered as the Harbour Commissioners Challenge Cup, when it appeared before:

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    • 05/Apr/2019 09:26:28

    You mean they are "swingers"?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 05/Apr/2019 12:11:01 I was going to comment on that but I didn't want to lower the tone of the conversation;-)

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    • 05/Apr/2019 12:31:55

    Count on me. I had a follow on, but thought better of it.

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    Dún Laoghaire Micheál

    • 05/Apr/2019 16:24:34

    Only the guy and the left is looking at the camera. The other 5 are focused on something else - the photographer?