Rocks, blocks and chocks

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From one of our oldest collections to one of our newest and a jump of approximately 100 years! This Tynan shot of Killybegs Harbour in 1976 is today's offering. A boat is high and dry and chocked up, a digger is at work on the foreshore and what appears to be an enormous block of concrete rises above the inevitable rocks on the seashore!

Photographers: Denis Tynan 1923 - 2010

Collection: Tynan Photographic Collection

Date: 14 May 1976.

NLI Ref: NPA TYN1070

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    Swordscookie

    • 09/Apr/2020 07:42:56

    The trawler doesn't look that big until you look at the size of the digger beside it. Even a small boat is much bigger looking out of the water.

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    abandoned railways

    • 09/Apr/2020 08:02:30

    The boat is Venture SO 523 on a slipway. The "block" is a boatyard building. www.google.ie/maps/@54.6324935,-8.44514,3a,60y,87.73h,89....

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    cargeofg

    • 09/Apr/2020 08:08:50

    Sligo registration on the trawler and digger looks like a Ford H-42 with that pivot arrangement on main Jib

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 09/Apr/2020 08:49:49

    14 May 1976 was a Friday ...

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 09/Apr/2020 09:19:34

    Rocks, blocks and chocks; but no sign of clocks ...

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    cargeofg

    • 09/Apr/2020 09:36:04

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Plenty in the wheelhouse Rev counters, Engine Hrs, Oil pressure, Engine temp. Just to confuse things there is a trawler in Killybegs(2016) SO706 called Father McKee and it has MC on its funnel.

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    O Mac

    • 09/Apr/2020 09:54:41

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/] MD not MC catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000738062/MooviewerImg?mobile... D more than likely Doherty

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 09/Apr/2020 10:05:14

    Droneview with Valkyries! - youtu.be/5XEaDnJxzAY via Mooney Boats who have just completed 40 years there. Who was there before? mooneyboats.ie/

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    cargeofg

    • 09/Apr/2020 10:12:11

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] A much clearer image. I will amend note on highlight

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 09/Apr/2020 11:12:33

    Flickr is sometimes amazing! In 2014 via https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/13998981495/ Edit - this is the newer building beyond (see droneview above) but it is pretty darn close!

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    suckindeesel

    • 09/Apr/2020 16:08:00

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia "I love the smell of Nalpalm in the morning" Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore, (Robert Duval)

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    suckindeesel

    • 09/Apr/2020 17:05:00

    The vertical pole in the foreground may be a marker for the 'Black Rock' which is submerged at high water.

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    O Mac

    • 09/Apr/2020 21:08:20

    I got the following reply from a friend in Smellybegs. Hi Owen.the boat in question is the ‘venture’ belonging to Mick Doyle. He previously owned the Norwegian built wooden trawler called Marie Avril. He now owns the Paula and is retired. Mick is from Dublin but lives in Killybegs. She was built in Holland and had a partner boat called the John Karen belonging to Teddy OShea. They were probably taken in part exchange for new builds in Norway, Venture and the John Karen were pelagic trawlers.

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    cargeofg

    • 09/Apr/2020 22:06:11

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Explains the MD and nice to get the full story behind the boat. I knew someone would get its history. Ireland is a small place like Wales When you are in a particular trade everyone knows everyone else.I have a history story for one boat I do work on in Aberystwyth. Pictures of it and its fleet sisters will be going up on my stream as soon as we come through this Emergancy.

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    cargeofg

    • 09/Apr/2020 22:12:01

    www.marinetraffic.com/en/photos/of/ships/shipid:290803/#f... Here is Paula in Killybegs and elswhere with a Dublin Reg

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    cargeofg

    • 10/Apr/2020 10:33:19

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] On drone view clip it is submerged nearly high water or just on the ebb. Going off dark marks on shoreline rocks.

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    suckindeesel

    • 10/Apr/2020 16:20:30

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Yes I see that, so a navigation marker rather than a mooring post

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    cargeofg

    • 10/Apr/2020 16:47:21

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Strong enough to moor to but you would be in trouble at low water. Nav /Hazard marker. Off shore mooring points normally have a orange bouy and if regularly used and or fee paid are marked with boat reg number.

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 14/Apr/2020 08:00:07

    amazing capture