Main Street (Society Street), Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

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An Eason image of Main Street, Ballinasloe in Co. Galway on a quiet day. Lots of pedestrians about but no traffic so one would suspect that it was a Sunday? Is that a great big hole on the right foreground or a bit of trimming?

Thanks for all the comments and Information, it seems that this photo was taken sometime after 1915 but before 1925. Interesting that this photo was selected in Flickr Explore today, see the Explore tab on the top line. This is the 111th time one of our photos has been selected - if you want to see more click on our Explore Album.

Photographer: Unknown

Collection: Eason Photographic Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939. Likely c.1915-1925

NLI Ref: EAS_2155

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    BultacoFan

    • 17/Jul/2018 07:33:19

    That's not a hole - some writing has been scraped off the image.

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    irishlad031

    • 17/Jul/2018 07:43:56

    All the mounds all the way down the roadside. Marking out the parking spaces. haha

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 17/Jul/2018 08:21:09

    Streetview - goo.gl/maps/5KXcLUmktdk Almost the same except for the AIB Bank replacing the building at left. Now when did that happen ... ?

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 17/Jul/2018 08:25:23

    The NIAH says "c. 1925" for the bank, which does not really help - www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&...

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    CASSIDY PHOTOGRAPHY

    • 17/Jul/2018 08:33:35

    Must add this to your collection- www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/mccullin-british-soldiers-in... www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/AR/AR01192_10.jpg I'll bet they enjoyed using those bats.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 17/Jul/2018 08:35:04

    I noted a terrace from 1890 at left.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 17/Jul/2018 08:38:47

    There are a couple of other Eason photos of Ballinasloe Main Street with a motor car included - RI 3885 catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000557908 catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000557909

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    changeable fairies

    • 17/Jul/2018 08:39:23

    Awesome, to say the least. So spatial - few people and no cars or traffic.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 17/Jul/2018 08:49:24

    Mr French / Lawrence was there before those huge telephone poles (and a bigger black hole!) - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000319702

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    Niall McAuley

    • 17/Jul/2018 08:51:39

    Duane is at #1 in 1911 census, not in the 1901 census at all, so we are after 1901.

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    domenico milella

    • 17/Jul/2018 09:35:40

    Congratulation for your beautiful Album.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 17/Jul/2018 09:39:29

    The outfits look like the early part of the 1900-1939 date range.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 17/Jul/2018 09:55:30

    RI 3885 is after 1915 - so if the same day (and it looks consistent) this must be, too.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 17/Jul/2018 09:55:46

    But before the 1925 bank.

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    abandoned railways

    • 17/Jul/2018 10:51:47

    The buildings opposite the church show tall ladders, it looks like the whole town is being cleaned for some event.

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    abandoned railways

    • 17/Jul/2018 11:11:26

    This is Society Street, where the famous October fair is held. "The latter event includes sale-and-purchase, racing and show-jumping and these are concentrated on a 6-acre site on Society Street - the fair green."

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    Niall McAuley

    • 17/Jul/2018 12:17:49

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/abandonedrailsireland] notes a poster in the window of the pub with a sign saying Claffy (and perhaps the window says Concannon?) which says EXHIBITION. I am pretty sure the exhibition featured HORNED CATTLE.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 17/Jul/2018 12:25:06

    I just noticed in Streetview that the Medical Hall of P.J. Duane was in April 2009 called... Duane Bridal Couture! (with one of the ubiquitous phone shops downstairs...) And the Bakery at left is now: Duane's Pharmacy and Opticians with a Chinese upstairs.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 17/Jul/2018 12:29:10

    Another poster at extreme left reads: . GAA . GALWAY ROSCOMMON blah blah ATHLONE

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    Niall McAuley

    • 17/Jul/2018 12:53:36

    Looks like there may be a Cumann Gaelach (variant spelling) upstairs on the left.

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    abandoned railways

    • 17/Jul/2018 14:46:07

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley and Duane's Photographic Studio through the passageway behind the fone shop

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 17/Jul/2018 21:26:26

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] Oops! The car's number is RI 3685 (megazoom at catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000557909 ) - I don't think it alters the 1915+ date. The car is in different positions - I wonder if it belonged to the photographer, like Mr O'Dea's !

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 18/Jul/2018 06:51:18

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Very good, a full review of Motor cars in every Eason photo is urgently required!!

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    waewduan4

    • 18/Jul/2018 07:55:11

    Congrats !!

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    domenico milella

    • 18/Jul/2018 08:05:18

    Congratulation for your beautiful Album..

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    The Canon

    • 18/Jul/2018 11:22:18

    Mum was born here, but not for another few years (1930), on Society Street, I think.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 18/Jul/2018 11:49:47

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/le_chanoine Main Street of the title is to the right, the Medical Hall and past Claffy. We are looking straight along Society Street.

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    The Canon

    • 18/Jul/2018 11:51:48

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley I thought so. Thank you for confirming.

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    Kapaliadiyar

    • 18/Jul/2018 13:44:33

    Lovely. Excellent capture.

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    victor98_2001

    • 18/Jul/2018 13:55:44

    Excellent shot

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    grand Yann

    • 18/Jul/2018 22:39:39

    It's a very nice view, I love this kind of pics. Great job!

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    Peter Dewhurst

    • 19/Jul/2018 16:16:34

    I believe the dark mark, bottom right, is where some text has been scrubbed out, some of the white writing is just visible.

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 30/Jul/2018 08:00:08

    nicely framed

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 24/May/2020 09:49:04

    Sometimes ... In 2011 via https://www.flickr.com/photos/robynbruce/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/robynbruce/6458947737/

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    rpgvlwqt88

    • 25/May/2020 22:49:52

    I think it might say Cadbury's Chocolate on the front of the "Raftery's" shop. Cadbury's first chocolate bar seems to have been around 1849 so it of zero value really On the front of Claffy's it might say "Concannon's Whiskey Wine Spirit Provision Merchants"