Rathgar Road showing the Chapel of the Three Patrons (including a tram), Dublin City, Co. Dublin

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Where: Leinster, Dublin City, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1910

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Happy St Valentines day to all. Did you know that on November 10, 1836, the Reliquary containing the remains of St Valentine arrived in Dublin and were brought in solemn procession to Whitefriar Street Church where they were received by Archbishop Murray of Dublin?

I know the above has little to do with our current photo, but the Marys are always excited at this time in February, you never know what might happen!

Photographer: Unknown

Collection: Eason Photographic Collection

Date: between 1900-1939

NLI Ref: EAS_1915

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 14/Feb/2020 05:41:05

    Shrine of St Valentine, Whitefriar Street Church, read the full story here.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 14/Feb/2020 08:17:24

    Google Maps Streetview goes inside the church - PewView - goo.gl/maps/NwU5UUtGFy47X6st8

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    DannyM8

    • 14/Feb/2020 08:25:52

    I wish the tram was still in operation there today!

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    Foxglove

    • 14/Feb/2020 09:34:42

    forgive my complete ignorance or road building, before tarmacadam roads, with cobbled stone roads were the "gaps" filled in with grit/ ash/ horse doodoo as in the photos the roads look smoother than cobbles. a Valentine's hug to the best answer.

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    suckindeesel

    • 14/Feb/2020 09:36:37

    Looks very busy down nearer Rathmines, something going on? Enclosed top deck and vestibule front should also provide clue as to earliest date. Clothes look very Victorian, so not too much later. Edit. Route symbols, triangle in this case, used 1903-1918. Then replaced by route numbers, no. 15 in this case, same as current bus route.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 14/Feb/2020 09:40:02

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/foxglove What a lovely offer.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 14/Feb/2020 09:40:55

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I agree, it looks early.

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    suckindeesel

    • 14/Feb/2020 09:54:50

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/foxglove] The tram company was responsible for the surface up to a certain distance each side of tracks. Edit. Surface was paved by tram company with setts en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sett_(paving) both between the rails and for a distance of 18-in each side of track, by law. Roads of that era otherwise finished in macadam. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macadam Edit. Tar bound macadam only came later with the advent of motor traffic, which created too much dust on the macadam surface.

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    suckindeesel

    • 14/Feb/2020 10:01:07

    From the church's website: "The Church of the Three Patrons Rathgar was built following the donation of £2,000 by a wealthy Catholic parishioner. He had been persuaded by the argument that the servants in Rathgar ‘found it a great hardship’ to attend mass in Rathmines due to the short time allocated to them for that purpose. A further £4,650, was raised from the “humbler classes” from their small income and from private fund raising. In the early days it used to be called ‘the Maids’ Church’ or the ‘Servants’ Church’. The foundation stone was laid on St Patrick’s Day 1860"

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    suckindeesel

    • 14/Feb/2020 11:03:10

    Corcoran's book books.google.ie/books/about/Through_Streets_Broad_and_Nar... lists #257 as 1901 built, fitted with top cover 1905 as in photo. Later tram with same number built 1918. Route symbols used 1903-1918, so probable image date 1905-1918. Dress may indicate early rather than later in that range.

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    suckindeesel

    • 14/Feb/2020 14:07:40

    Still a fine looking thoroughfare. The two globe gas lamps at church entrance have been replaced with similar electric globes. Google Earth Link earth.app.goo.gl/JYEMgx #googleearth

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    DannyM8

    • 14/Feb/2020 19:22:48

    Foxglove If the hug is still on offer, I'm in!

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 27/Feb/2020 09:00:09

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 08/Apr/2021 15:58:50

    Fashions look like about 1910 to me.