Quiet day down the town

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Where: Leinster, County Wicklow, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1910

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No doubt you will all be relieved to note that there are no Power references in this lovely Eason image of Aughrim. Nonetheless, you must admit that it is a powerful shot? Mighty! Aughrim looks like a candidate for Ireland’s Tidiest Town in this shot, with a sidecar and jarvey waiting patiently for the photographer to finish, while the local recluse turns his back to the camera. To my mind this has all the hallmarks of a Lawrence shot?

Photographer: Unknown

Collection: Eason Photographic Collection

Date: between 1900-1920

NLI Ref: EAS_3950

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    O Mac

    • 04/Jun/2020 08:27:12

    Streetview maps.app.goo.gl/pj8of1RBaUwYnhpk8 I see a CTC winged wheel enamel sign over the hotel door. This logo was introduced in 1886 It's still there...though hidden. maps.app.goo.gl/127U5RhFcE3d6RkA6

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    cargeofg

    • 04/Jun/2020 09:25:24

    View behind and to our Right catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000042377 On the modern day street view over the river bridge and on our right also is a forge with a horseshoe shape door similar to the one in Multyfarnham.

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    cargeofg

    • 04/Jun/2020 09:40:01

    bit.ly/306yAix OSI link.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 04/Jun/2020 10:51:26

    Flickr is sometimes totally useless! Can anyone find an equivalent 'now' photo? Via Trove this from 1905 - "Irish John Gilpin - Remarkable Ride of a Strangely-Equipped Horseman" - trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/204543835

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    Niall McAuley

    • 04/Jun/2020 11:02:17

    NIAH has many entries, but latest is Sheridan at right from c1890.

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    suckindeesel

    • 04/Jun/2020 11:44:23

    A quiet day in a quiet part of Wicklow. From the era of cycle touring, no motor cars around here. I see our hotel in that Lawrence of https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I wonder if the later extension to front of hotel is dateable

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    cargeofg

    • 04/Jun/2020 12:21:01

    Does not seem to recorded in NIAH. Station house is and forge as well as Sheridans. Nice selection of signs at the station. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]

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    suckindeesel

    • 04/Jun/2020 16:49:17

    Owen Sheridan's shop is listed in both 1901 and 1911 www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Wicklow/Aughrim... 1911 lists his occupation as both farmer and butcher's shop. His name is still over the door today as 'O Sheridan'.

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    suckindeesel

    • 04/Jun/2020 17:11:22

    Although not obvious, the photo was taken from the 1865 bridge www.buildingsofireland.ie/buildings-search/building/16320... over the Shillelagh branch line from Woodenbridge. This line was built at the instigation of Lord Fitzwilliam who desired a branch line to his home at Shillelagh on his Coolattin Estate. Nice to have a few bob to spare.

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    suckindeesel

    • 04/Jun/2020 17:52:02

    Much of what you see was built by rhe Earl of Meath in the 19th century from local granite, so is very hard to date photo. Even the hotel is from the 18th century. It is with regret that I have to report that their bar, 'The Thirsty Trout' remains closed for the duration. The area in front was once used as a stopping place for coaches.

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    silverio10

    • 04/Jun/2020 20:01:33

    Buenas fotos antiguas .

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    suckindeesel

    • 04/Jun/2020 21:18:30

    The composition and general quality is worthy of a Lawrence and far above the usual Eason PC, imho

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    cargeofg

    • 04/Jun/2020 21:31:52

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] The Flour mills also had their own siding and turntable. Earl of Meath now explains the Meath Arms. There does seem to be a lack of companion photos. Aughrim was not short of buildings, a rail station, forge and flour mill for subject matter.

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    suckindeesel

    • 04/Jun/2020 23:00:27

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Plenty of photo ops available alright. Still a scenic location today and frequent winner in the 'tidy towns' Must have been a favourite with earlier tourists also, judging by the two hotels shown in our photo. The station included a passing loop, goods shed, signal box, cattle pens, i.e. the usual, and a short spur to Fogarty's Flour Mills as you mention. The mill was still serviced by the railway long after the cessation of passenger services. This was an era when every town with a river seemed to support a flour mill, a far cry from our own recent foreign flour shortages. Both the station and goods shed survive, the latter as a Skoda dealership. www.buildingsofireland.ie/buildings-search/building/16320...

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 05/Jun/2020 06:10:07

    The flour mill was/is a large old building awaiting re-incarnation, but something has gone wrong with these 2005 plans - www.independent.ie/regionals/wicklowpeople/news/major-res... - there be trouble at t' mill. In 2013 via [https://www.flickr.com/photos/inuitmonster/] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/inuitmonster/9263191427/]

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    cargeofg

    • 05/Jun/2020 10:48:16

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Victm of 2008 when the Celtic Tiger died.

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    suckindeesel

    • 05/Jun/2020 16:48:14

    Guide to Aughrim historic sites, using the NIAH as a 'guide book' www.independent.ie/regionals/wicklowpeople/lifestyle/trea... Brief history of Aughrim and its mill aughrim.ie/history/ NIAH entry for the mill www.buildingsofireland.ie/buildings-search/building/16320...