St. Stephens Green on the double.

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Someone I know who does essential work took some shots in the city centre last week and it was even emptier than this wonderful Eblana image. The scene is so familiar to those of us who live or work in Dublin though there have been some changes since this was taken. It is noticable that there are many ghosts of times past along both footpaths!

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Collection: Eblana Photograph Collection

Date: between ca. 1870-1890

NLI Ref: EB_1104

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    O Mac

    • 08/Apr/2020 07:42:23

    Streetview maps.app.goo.gl/2mYNueVMPYL8iyfG7 The Dublin Unitarian Church was opened 1863... Site bought from Synges family of playwright JM Synge fame. Something new everyday !!! www.dublinunitarianchurch.org/church-building/

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    Foxglove

    • 08/Apr/2020 08:10:38

    Carters are demonstrating "social distancing". from street view so much is still familiar, the green is still encircled with the little (but renewed) posts

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    O Mac

    • 08/Apr/2020 08:26:40

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ The granite posts are still there but the linking chains are gone a while.. I remember them being there in the 70's.... the 1970's

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    Carol Maddock

    • 08/Apr/2020 08:26:43

    I love this one. We're usually over the other side of the Green (top of Grafton Street, near the Shelbourne, etc.).

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    cargeofg

    • 08/Apr/2020 08:31:42

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/foxglove Looking the stone posts on the street view, some ones present day are cleaner that others. But all retain top cast/forged steel fitting for the chain. Modern copies? James Dobson &Co are listed in 1891 Kellys Post Office directory as Upholsterers and Decorators 20 Maddox St and 114 St Stephens Green. A sunny day and not a dog to be seen.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 08/Apr/2020 08:35:22

    This is seconds away from the original (not yet found) - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000337983

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 08/Apr/2020 08:45:51

    There is also a stereo pair seconds away, which might put this photo in the early 1880s ? - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000565771 And an earlier stereo pair with no shops - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000564034

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    suckindeesel

    • 08/Apr/2020 08:47:41

    South West corner, pre trams, even of the horse variety? Do I see tramtracks?, certainly not electric so must be pre Aug 1899.? Unitarian Church and Royal College of Surgeons on left.

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    cargeofg

    • 08/Apr/2020 09:24:48

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] In the Holdings there is a more modern one catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000268503 but it may need an update on the date range. Fiat 128 car with Red number plate. Red plates came in 1969/70. Found it while looking for photo below.

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    cargeofg

    • 08/Apr/2020 09:32:49

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Electric trams you want ? Reverse view. catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000041100

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    Wendy:

    • 08/Apr/2020 10:02:44

    all those lovely stone bollards gone!

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    suckindeesel

    • 08/Apr/2020 12:56:05

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] That one has got to be a later date as it shows the electric poles for the catenary wires. Our one seems to show tramtracks, but no overhead. That would be the #15 route which was horse drawn 1872 and electric from 1899. The RCSI building dates from 1810, so no help there. So, 1872-99

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    cargeofg

    • 08/Apr/2020 14:21:08

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Yes a later photo indeed Date range is listed as 1890 - 1910. As we have seen before on other photos that have come up on NLI. The introduction of electric trams is well documented. If you have a look at https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia link..Yes there are tracks in that one, visible to front and rear of the same hackney group. So must be for horse drawn trams. Glassplate number 2235

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    nintytwo

    • 08/Apr/2020 15:40:38

    Did you know (most Dubs don't) that the bridge across the pond in Stephen's green is called O'connell Bridge

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    suckindeesel

    • 08/Apr/2020 16:11:16

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Yes, that's a clearer shot of the tracks. The horse drawn era would give a definite date range, in the absence of any other clues such as building dates or shop proprietors. Must recheck my tram data. Here's the oldest tram photo I've seen, not a Lawrence afaik, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dublin_horse_tram.jpg

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    cargeofg

    • 08/Apr/2020 19:23:57

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Dobsons 1891 directory see above post

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    suckindeesel

    • 08/Apr/2020 19:27:46

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I wonder when they first opened?

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    Carol Maddock

    • 09/Apr/2020 09:32:49

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Thanks, George. I added that information to the catalogue record. Have a look at Notes down under the photo itself (the Fiat on Stephen's Green).

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 20/Apr/2020 08:00:16

    Preciosa Skyline