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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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
The New Ross Boat Club had their 21st annual regatta in July of 1898 according to the Freeman's Journal newspaper.
Eton Boating Song - youtu.be/jvMDjT45XVE Words and music, if you feel like bashing it out or singing along - www.etoncollege.com/userfiles/files/BoatingSong4.pdf
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.
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.
It was deciphered as the Harbour Commissioners Challenge Cup, when it appeared before: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/8401799848
You mean they are "swingers"?
National Library of Ireland on The Commons
https://www.flickr.com/photos/cassidyphotography I was going to comment on that but I didn't want to lower the tone of the conversation;-)
Count on me. I had a follow on, but thought better of it.
Dún Laoghaire Micheál
Only the guy and the left is looking at the camera. The other 5 are focused on something else - the photographer?