Campsie, Omagh, Co. Tyrone

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Where: Northern Ireland, Omagh, United Kingdom

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The street is so clear all the locals must have been away at the All-Ireland? Campsie seems a strange name for a street but it appears that, then at least, this street in Omagh was known as Campsie. Interestingly the street is empty apart from pedestrians, a barrel and a couple of handcarts.

Photographer: Unknown

Collection: Eason Photographic Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939

NLI Ref: EAS_3573

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    • 12/Sep/2018 07:17:11

    Streetview. McAleers Pub is still there, despite having been bombed in 1972. Peter McAleer in the 1901 census.

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    abandoned railways

    • 12/Sep/2018 07:51:53

    The few people are looking at Horse drawn carts arriving in the distance.

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    • 12/Sep/2018 07:53:29

    W. R. & S. - I always forget - weren't they around 1903 -1905 ?

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    domenico milella

    • 12/Sep/2018 07:58:34

    Congratulation for your beautiful Album.

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    Bernard Healy

    • 12/Sep/2018 15:19:27

    Campsie is a townland in Omagh.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 12/Sep/2018 21:28:51 Looking back at the older/other "William Ritchie & Sons" examples, I think they were in business from 1903 to the mid/late 1920s. Most of the other examples seemed to date from the mid 1900s to the early 1910s. The fashions would suggest we are in a similar range here I guess...

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    • 13/Sep/2018 02:36:35

    McGale's and "The Omagh Stud" are on Market St., rather than Campsie Road. James McGale is in the 1911 census as a Grocer and Baker but he's still on John Street with in 1901. In 1901 Armour J MacFarlane is working as a photographer while his father William is a Grocer and Merchant. However in 1911 they are both working as photographers. (Hence the Omagh Studio, I presume).

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    changeable fairies

    • 15/Oct/2018 19:10:55

    Wow, not a single car in sight - bliss.

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    changeable fairies

    • 15/Oct/2018 19:14:16

    Three people not wishing their faces to be recorded, or was it coincidence? Can't get over the 'vehicle free' road!