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When: 01 January 1940

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We can understand that you are all exhausted after having to work over the weekend, but we have a personalities shot for you this morning that may re-energise you? (from left) Florrie McCarthy, Joe Clarke, and Eithne Coyle pose outside a window and with a plaque or mural to the side?

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The location defeated us (for now), but not no. 6 Harcourt Street. And Wikipedia provided us with good-ish biogs of Irish republican activists Joe Clarke and Eithne Coyle. Florrie McCarthy remains elusive however, so any information would be welcomed with open arms...

Photographers: Various

Collection: Irish Personalities Photographic Collection

Date: ca. 1930-1976

NLI Ref: NPA PERS81

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 25/May/2020 08:02:51

    An aside which might interest Flickroonies ... A colourised and restored photo of "Two Boys, Templemore 1854" has resulted in this wonderful story from "Sean" @poetsoup on Twitter - twitter.com/poetsoup/status/1264598216378646528 Or easier to read here - threadreaderapp.com/thread/1264598216378646528.html And some details about the photo from [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] - twitter.com/irelandincolour/status/1256971192881352704

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 25/May/2020 08:15:27

    Why would you put your books in a window, spine out? Unless it is a bookshop ...

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    abandoned railways

    • 25/May/2020 08:24:04

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Clarke_(Irish_republican)

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    Foxglove

    • 25/May/2020 08:27:14

    wiki also had a history of eithne coyle and additional photos, Florence McCarthy has a lower profile.

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    abandoned railways

    • 25/May/2020 08:29:39

    www.google.ie/maps/@53.3371394,-6.2630258,3a,48.4y,284.03... No. 6 Harcourt St, office of the Sinn Féin Bank 1910–21 is now a book shop.

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    oldirelandincolour

    • 25/May/2020 11:10:43

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Thank you! 💚

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    Domhnallcos

    • 25/May/2020 14:53:00

    6 Harcourt st is the HQ of Conradh na Gaeilge, and the shop is An Siopa Leabhar.

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    suckindeesel

    • 25/May/2020 15:54:56

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Not much of a display for a bookshop, perhaps rear of building?

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    suckindeesel

    • 25/May/2020 16:54:52

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/abandonedrailsireland] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Clarke had a long association with No. 6, even living there with his family at one point www.rte.ie/centuryireland/index.php/articles/cradle-of-th... He founded the Irish Book Bureau which was based there. If it is No.6, then it must be the rear, as street side is over basement.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 25/May/2020 21:58:44

    Possibly outside in the basement, which still has the old-style windows? A tight fit with four people and the iron stairs. There are reflections of trees in the old glass ... You can go inside if you remember to wipe your feet! - goo.gl/maps/JSu1xoTpxa5qGurv6

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 25/May/2020 22:07:18

    Is that a wedding ring on Eithne Coyle's (1897 - 1985) middle finger? From wiki, "She married Bernard O'Donnell, a Donegal IRA man, in 1935." She was quite a character.

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    Foxglove

    • 26/May/2020 08:17:53

    beachcomber... yes, from the wiki photo of eithne coyle you could see she was very relaxed with a rifle ! one of her colleagues Linda Kearns was also "quite a character"

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    Bernard Healy

    • 26/May/2020 11:36:00

    1. I'm not convinced by the identification of the location as 6 Harcourt Street. It doesn't look like the front, and I have my doubts about it being the back as 6 Harcourt Street seems to be constructed of small red bricks, whereas this seems to be made of larger blocks. 2. I've tried to see if I can read any of the items on the window. One book/periodical seems to be The Catholic (?) Bulletin which was published from 1911 until 1939 & was an organ of nationalist/republican thought. I'm sure some of you know more about it and its significance. I'll add that the cover looks something like the style used by that publication in the 1930s, but I don't know enough to put any solid limits on the dating.

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 29/May/2020 08:00:10

    great capture

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 05/Jun/2020 15:25:31

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy Agree with you, Bernard. Not Harcourt Street.

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    Bernard Healy

    • 06/Jun/2020 20:34:05

    Re: Florrie McCarthy - presume she's the same Florence McCarthy who was active in Cumann na mBan: findingaids.nationalarchives.ie/index.php?browse=true&... Memorandum circulated by the Department of Justice, 16 May 1929, relating to a proposed assassination of a trial witness by the Irregulars, an event which did not happen. In April 1928 Miss Florence McCarthy, a member of Cumann na mBan was charged with embracery and other offences. Mr Armstrong of Armstrong and Ramsay, Chartered Accountants, gave evidence on the embracery charges and subsequently was informed that his life was in danger. However, due to the `faintheartedness' of one member of the assassination team the death threat on him was removed. (Embracery means intimidating a juror, seemingly.) Also a mention here: humphrysfamilytree.com/Mangan/john.html And here: www.oireachtas.ie/en/debates/debate/dail/1929-04-24/11/ There are a few other scattered records of her, but I can't find a decent biographical sketch. And see this photo - not online, alas! catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000757166/HierarchyTree