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When: 17 May 1962

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Yesterday’s Instructors Cottage proved to be a bit of a puggle, and while I suspect that today’s might do likewise, I have been proved wrong in short order in the past. A country road with a cottage near Camross in Co. Laois by Mr. O’Dea probably means that there is a strip of permanent way not too far off, if that is any help.

Photographer: James P. O'Dea

Collection: James P. O'Dea

Date: Thursday, 17 May 1962

NLI Ref.: ODEA 30/89

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    derangedlemur

    • 11/Jun/2020 06:58:29

    Its next door neighbour's easy enough: catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000306013 goo.gl/maps/nUPHM3jsJ4kX9xeN9

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 11/Jun/2020 07:24:39

    17 May 1962 was a Thursday ...

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 11/Jun/2020 07:39:04

    Mr O'Dea was in Ennis the day before - https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/46530594404/in/photolist-2dTKsBE

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    Foxglove

    • 11/Jun/2020 08:17:45

    the John Denver earworms have landed again

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    Rory_Sherlock

    • 11/Jun/2020 09:01:38

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/8468254@N02] Taking that neighbouring photo as a starting point, could this be Lacca Bridge nearby? www.google.ie/maps/@53.0322011,-7.5644953,3a,75y,277.27h,...

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    derangedlemur

    • 11/Jun/2020 09:12:24

    Maybe. it doesn't look impossible from the cassini. This'd be the house you can see if you're right: goo.gl/maps/3RzHUzPWfbKkT4Kp7

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    sharon.corbet

    • 11/Jun/2020 09:15:53

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/139877639@N08] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/8468254@N02] Or maybe here on the other side of the bridge.

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    Rory_Sherlock

    • 11/Jun/2020 09:18:31

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/8468254@N02] I thought this house... www.google.ie/maps/@53.033099,-7.5666242,3a,75y,264.24h,7...

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    B-59

    • 11/Jun/2020 09:22:52

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/8468254@N02] I think the intersection in catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000306013 must be this one: goo.gl/maps/tgFMcna3e1inUEAd6

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    Rory_Sherlock

    • 11/Jun/2020 09:22:58

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet Yes - we're thinking of the same house, but I think O'Dea shows a bridge parapet and so I was thinking he was looking west rather than east... That said, the gable window doesn't quite line up - the base of the window in O'Dea's photo is level with the base of the roof, but it's the top of the the gable window in the house at Lacca Bridge that is level with the gutters... Maybe the house has been extended upwards from one storey to two since O'Dea was there? No sign of this on the Laois Co Co planning files though...

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    derangedlemur

    • 11/Jun/2020 09:35:47

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/66311327@N05 Could be. The distances don't match up as well, but my memory of the '70s is that distances on signposts tended to be pretty approximate. The scenery's a better fit in your one.

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    B-59

    • 11/Jun/2020 12:31:36

    goo.gl/maps/GKh4Wg6oBQ9FRC8B8 5 miles = 8 km to Mounthrat 9 miles = 14.5 (≈15) km to Kinnity 5.5 miles = 8.85 (≈9) km to Camcross Only the 6 miles to Coolrain would be 9.6 km, not 13, but I think the 13 km are not the shortest direction, the shortest could be approx. 10 km according to my estimation. So the distances match pretty well IMO.

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    derangedlemur

    • 11/Jun/2020 12:36:27

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/66311327@N05 Sure. Close enough. I had a quick go of chasing streetview up that road as it leads into the hills but I didn't see this view. The trees are all a lot bigger now, though; it's hard to say. I could easily have passed it and not spotted it.

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    silverio10

    • 11/Jun/2020 21:56:38

    Buenas fotos antiguas .

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 15/Jun/2020 08:00:05

    Perfect capture