"Road near Clonmel for Ocean Accident"

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Where: Munster, Tipperary, Ireland

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When: 01 October 1927

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A photo taken for insurance purposes, do we think? Somewhere near Clonmel according to our catalogue...

Niall McAuley tells us that this is probably the fork in the Old Dungarvan Road just south of Clonmel. Whether this was commission for the Ocean Accident and Guarantee Corporation (insurances) is unclear. But certainly that wet road and that massive immovable object seem like a recipe for something unpleasant....

Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford

Date: c.26 October 1927


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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    • 17/Jun/2019 08:35:52

    "When you come to a fork in the road, take it." Yogi Berra

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    Niall McAuley

    • 17/Jun/2019 08:38:16

    Possible Streetview?

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    • 17/Jun/2019 08:44:55

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] Looks like it to me, as it seems to match the reverse view too.

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    • 17/Jun/2019 08:49:37

    Yes, you can just about make out ARDFINNAN on the right arrow via megazoom. With a bit of imagination.

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    • 17/Jun/2019 08:57:54

    The Irish part of the Ocean Accident and Guarantee Corporation is now part of Aviva (via Hibernian).

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 21/Jun/2019 00:12:48

    Thanks https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley and all. Have (belatedly) updated the map/etc!

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    Athena's Pix

    • 02/Jul/2019 12:45:10

    Wow! Never heard of that before, thanks for that.