The last Hurrah

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Where: Munster, Cork City, Ireland

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The end of an era is marked with a mustering as the Royal Irish Constabulary parade for the last time in one of their barracks. A force that was highly disciplined looks bedraggled and dismayed as they wait for their disbandment! When and where?

Photographer: W. D. Hogan

Collection: Hogan Wilson Collection

Date:1920 - 1921(?)

NLI Ref.: HOGW 109

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    • 17/Oct/2019 08:59:57

    There is a note that says;Full caption reads: "The Royal Irish Constabulary on their last 'inspection parade' in one of the city police barracks. Their place is now taken by the civic guard manned and officered by Irishmen".. The photos around it seem to be Cork-ish as well, with the usual caveat that I don't know if the collection is ordered in any way.

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    abandoned railways

    • 17/Oct/2019 09:53:43

    I suggest the yard behind Union Quay Garda station, Cork. Vehicle garages at the rere. The cameraman is stood where the car is.

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    • 17/Oct/2019 11:46:17

    [] Good work - I am convinced. The 25" Geohive map shows that peculiar porch protrusion behind the man on the right -

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    • 17/Oct/2019 11:50:44

    Wondering if this is the same lad without shoes but with a found sword -

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    abandoned railways

    • 17/Oct/2019 16:12:40

    [] The door is offset, not central.

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    Peter Mc

    • 19/Oct/2019 19:22:33

    I doubt that this was a 'last inspection' in the sense that it was prior to disbandment. The men are nearly all wearing moustaches (not as fashionable in 1922), they are all 'older' men; and are not dressed as for parade. Either going on or returning from duty.

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    • 31/Oct/2019 17:00:55

    nice solor pannells, even in them days, they were saving money

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 01/Nov/2019 08:26:55 Very good :-)