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Where: Limerick, Ireland

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When: 01 July 1922

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Another Hogan-Wilson photo today, with a group of Free State soldiers and civilians posing to record history in the making. Almost certainly taken during the Irish Civil War, the chicken wire on the doors and windows behind them was intended to deflect grenades thrown by passing irregulars!

Today is the 100th anniversary of the 1918 General Election where women first got the right to vote: But only if they had a property qualification and were over 30!

Photographer: W. D. Hogan

Collection: Hogan Wilson Collection

Date: July 1922

NLI Ref.: HOG12

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 14/Dec/2018 08:42:19

    Flickr is sometimes amazing - Spot The Differences ... https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/5517432686

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    Niall McAuley

    • 14/Dec/2018 10:58:07

    From which we learn that this is July 1922 at Cruise's Royal Hotel in Limerick.

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    Vab2009

    • 14/Dec/2018 11:29:59

    It wasn’t until 1928 (UK) that total voting emancipation occurred for women with voting under the age of 30 (Rep of the People Act). My mum recalled her mother voting for the first time. But yes - definitely a historic day today. I assume it was the same in N. Ireland. When did it change in the Rep of Ireland? This is stunningly clear photo - it is easy to see their features - they would be recognisable.

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    John Spooner

    • 14/Dec/2018 12:28:22

    I've just spent a fruitless five minutes trying to judge whether HOG12 was taken earlier than HOG133 by the length of the cigarettes, but came to no definite conclusion. Just that the one in the middle has a butt in his hand, as do the two to his right.

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    John Spooner

    • 14/Dec/2018 12:28:47

    The one in the middle has a butt in his hand, as do the two to his right.

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    John Spooner

    • 14/Dec/2018 12:30:04

    I've just spent a fruitless five minutes trying to judge by the length of the cigarettes whether HOG12 was taken earlier than HOG133 , but came to no definite conclusion.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 17/Dec/2018 09:08:09

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/vab2009 Viv, apparently it was the only ever all Ireland election in which women were given the vote. There is much to do about it with RTE doing a feature length re-enactment of the count and reports from the constituencies etc.!