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Where: Munster, Waterford, Ireland

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At this time of lockdown/social spacing/cocooning with no traffic about and Spring in the air the choir of songbirds is as clear and as beautiful as ever it was! This fine Organ and Choir Gallery in a Roman Catholic Cathedral from the Poole collection may not have as many soloists but no doubt sounded like angels. Is it still the same?

Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford

Date:between ca. 1901 and 1954

NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0225

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    Foxglove

    • 06/Apr/2020 09:07:55

    one very shadowed figure at extreme left, could have a clerical collar? The other two adults appear to have hats on, women. Putting poles and pennants up for saints, does this indicate a religious feast ? The choir box has fitted light globes that could indicate that the church was finished when electricity supply was expected/planned rather than being added in afterwards.

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    Rory_Sherlock

    • 06/Apr/2020 09:16:59

    Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity in Waterford

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    Rory_Sherlock

    • 06/Apr/2020 09:19:18

    Flickr is sometimes amazing - CATHEDRAL OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY [WATERFORD]-132301

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 06/Apr/2020 09:23:59

    Organ view - goo.gl/maps/K6wKsve7m3YVzM4D7

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 06/Apr/2020 09:41:08

    History of the 1848 William Hill organ and the current specification (it is about to be restored) - waterfordcathedralchoir.webs.com/thecathedralorgan.htm Trying to find a good recording ... ... ...

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 06/Apr/2020 09:57:12

    The fancily painted vaulted ceiling was quite something; better seen in this reverse view - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000590104

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    John A. Coffey

    • 06/Apr/2020 09:57:49

    Wonder Is that the washing or curtains on the choir gallery rail ?

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    suckindeesel

    • 06/Apr/2020 10:01:35

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/foxglove A Retreat, perhaps?

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    cargeofg

    • 06/Apr/2020 10:51:33

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Hill_%26_Sons Not listed in examples of their work. Maybe Wiki needs an edit to include the companys Irish installations

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    cargeofg

    • 06/Apr/2020 10:59:28

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/foxglove] From the ESB archives esbarchives.ie/2017/09/18/connecting-waterford-to-the-nat... Arched door not in existance in 50s ? photo. Looks like a notice board with an carved surround and apex

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    John Spooner

    • 06/Apr/2020 11:05:17

    Poole saw fit to register copyright for a "Photograph of Roman Catholic Cathedral, Waterford, exterior" two days before Christmas 1898. discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C9351135

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 06/Apr/2020 11:49:22

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner] I can only find two exterior photos by Mr Poole - At 16:36 - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000590444 At 16:45 - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000590443 Spot The Differences! I think those are stained gas globes on the gallery and lethal gas jets around the pillars. The photo looks c. 1900.

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    suckindeesel

    • 06/Apr/2020 13:02:43

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia The railings have since been removed, no specific date for this however, exterior shots contemporary with interior shot?

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    cargeofg

    • 06/Apr/2020 13:09:51

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] Holder on right hand side look similar to other gas light images I have found. Globe type by organ would have had a mantle and produced better light. Gas works in the city circa 1870 www.facebook.com/WaterfordCityCentre/posts/old-gasworks-b... and from OSI 25"http://map.geohive.ie/mapviewer.html?webmap=4f5fcee8072a413185bcfaa0b509f246

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    ofarrl

    • 06/Apr/2020 17:32:46

    www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ The cathedral railings were removed in 1974, they were installed originally in 1864. I remember them well, they were beautiful, black and gold, and should never have been taken away. This is a William Lawrence lithograph showing a view towards the alter with the pulpit, which was a work of art in itself, on the right. The Roman Catholic Cathedral Waterford

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    John Spooner

    • 06/Apr/2020 18:02:17

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia I'll have to go to Kew to see what he copyrighted. Will involve handling photos using gloves and being let into the Invigilation Room, where CCTV follows every move. The upside is that photos are in boxes of 50, so I have to look through all 50 old photos.

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    cargeofg

    • 06/Apr/2020 20:09:12

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] There is a couple of Waterford gasometers in your stream that I wanted to copy over with my above comment but did not as you had a permission caveat. As a general question or would it be in closed diocesan records as to cost/contractor name of when cathedral was wired up ? https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner Know the feeling same here at The National Library of Wales. No biros no brief cases. Pencils only and any foolscap folders you have are opened and inspected when you go to the reading rooms. There was a case a few years ago and they caught the guy. He was cutting the blank fly leaves out of old books to use them as correct aged paper for forged docs and manuscripts.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 06/Apr/2020 21:52:59

    There is a later (but before 1914) Lawrence photo showing glass-shaded gasoliers near the pillars, and the lethal gas jets on the pillars have gone - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000335816 Interesting to compare with [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]]'s photo above and Mr Poole's reverse view - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000590104 They must have been a very long exposures; hence the spooky 'ghosts' trying to sit still in the back pews ...

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    ofarrl

    • 06/Apr/2020 23:49:28

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I should clarify I have no problem with links to my photos, I'm more concerned with people reposting elsewhere with no indication of the source. This happened recently with a major newspaper.

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    gato-gato-gato

    • 07/Apr/2020 06:02:07

    Sehr schönes Bild, mag ich.

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    miguelitoiglesias777

    • 07/Apr/2020 07:56:00

    PHOTO VIEW AT OR THE CREATION OF BEAUTY AROUND THE WORLD / www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]/ www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/48879218237/in/datepo...

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    Carol Maddock

    • 07/Apr/2020 08:14:59

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner Oh no! Not look through a box of 50 old photos! The horror, the horror. But I know you'll be a brave soldier.

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    Wendy:

    • 07/Apr/2020 08:43:30

    Great to see in Explore!!!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 07/Apr/2020 08:47:31

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/lizinitaly Thanks Wendy.

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    John Spooner

    • 07/Apr/2020 10:41:13

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] You never know what might be among the other 49. I've come across some real gems. And there's the thrill of handling the original prints from 1898 (or whenever)..

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    Carol Maddock

    • 07/Apr/2020 12:00:26

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner Oh yes! Philip Larkin said of manuscripts, but could as easily apply to photographs, that they have a meaningful value – how they can enlarge our knowledge. But they also have a magical value – feeling that you are actually ‘touching’ the past...

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    le cabri

    • 07/Apr/2020 14:54:11

    Great catch

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    Bernard Healy

    • 09/Apr/2020 08:45:15

    The noticeboard at the back seems to have the 'mortuary cards' of people who have died. Perhaps that used to be common, but I've only rarely seen it in recent times.