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Where: Leinster, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1975

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A little bit of colour today, with a blue door marking a shop where Kennedy’s Bread was for sale. This from the rarely visited Michael S. Walker collection gives Morning Mary the chance to show that she learned her TV jingles off, even if she couldn’t sing without clearing the room!

K for Kennedy
E for energy
N for nice and
N nourishing
E for enjoyment
D for delicious
Y S means You're Satisfied:-)
That's Kennedy's Bread!

+++ UPDATE +++
You lot are unfailingly amazing, but every so often you knock our elderly lady socks off (nice colours in a range of natural fibres, cool in summer, sensibly warm in winter)! To identify a location for these blue doors, even with the aid of knowing they were in the Milltown area of Dublin, is pretty spectacular! Take a bow, Bernard Healy, and your friend of a friend, David Costello...

Photographers: Michael S Walker

Collection: Michael S. Walker Photographic Collection

Date: between 1970 and 1979

NLI Ref: NPA WALK64

You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    derangedlemur

    • 17/Jul/2020 07:38:10

    Based on nothing more than the shape of the door, I'll guess that this is Patrick St. rather than Parnell St.

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    derangedlemur

    • 17/Jul/2020 07:42:00

    It looks like one of these doors: goo.gl/maps/ARF3Lr2vjCd64JSz5

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    derangedlemur

    • 17/Jul/2020 07:43:15

    It's actually across the road: www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/historic-dublin-ba... Edit: Only just realised this is Parnell St - see below

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    derangedlemur

    • 17/Jul/2020 07:51:14

    I haven't found a picture of the door shut on Parnell Street, so I can't rule it out either.

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    derangedlemur

    • 17/Jul/2020 07:53:13

    Here we are: Could just as easily be Parnell St.: goo.gl/maps/SsDhj7UFHXHzb1F36

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    Foxglove

    • 17/Jul/2020 07:53:59

    I sit quietly stunned that the door design was enough to help it's location. I think I doing good if I can spot a barefoot and the backend of a dog.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 17/Jul/2020 07:56:58

    Guessing the subtitle is SOLD HERE

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    derangedlemur

    • 17/Jul/2020 08:15:40

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Good point. It could be anywhere.

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    cargeofg

    • 17/Jul/2020 08:16:08

    Same style of door at Howleys in Kilfenora Co Clare 60s/70s Shop is still there but door gone. Broadricks bread was the what they sold.

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    derangedlemur

    • 17/Jul/2020 08:17:24

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/foxglove It looks like the doors on the Iveagh buildings, but once you establish that it's a random shop as opposed to the bakery, it really could be anywhere. Probably Dublin is the most you could reasonably conclude.

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    derangedlemur

    • 17/Jul/2020 08:22:23

    Ah, sure it says on it. Milltown road!

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    Carol Maddock

    • 17/Jul/2020 08:40:37

    :D https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] But sure you got a good virtual run around Dublin – great exercise for the brain.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 17/Jul/2020 08:48:15

    *Searches Flickr for "blue door dublin"* !! - www.flickr.com/search/?text=blue%20door%20dublin

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    suckindeesel

    • 17/Jul/2020 08:55:12

    "Kennedy's bread is made of lead, If you eat it, You'll drop dead" An old skipping rhyme from my childhood

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    derangedlemur

    • 17/Jul/2020 10:53:40

    There's a remarkable dearth of photos of Milltown from the '70s on the internet.

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    Foxglove

    • 17/Jul/2020 11:21:28

    also slightly photo-bugged as the photo is shifted left :-) it's a bad sign

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    B-59

    • 17/Jul/2020 11:47:47

    “Don’t eat Kennedy’s Bread, it’ll stick to your belly like lead, you’ll be farting like thunder, with your trousers asunder, don’t eat Kennedy’s Bread.” (from frankieflynn.blogspot.com/2014/02/dublin-bread-wars.html)

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    suckindeesel

    • 17/Jul/2020 13:19:04

    Hardly a shop along the entire Milltown Rd nowadays, except for a modern Eurospar. Its long gone, good luck locating this one

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    suckindeesel

    • 18/Jul/2020 11:41:49

    And another skipping rhyme from childhood days: "Johnston Mooney & O'Brien, Bought a horse for one and nine The horse died What a crime Johnston Mooney & O'Brien" Bread being the food children were most familiar with, no French toast or croissants back in them times.

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    Bernard Healy

    • 18/Jul/2020 15:06:25

    Would you believe that I can offer a pretty solid location? A friend of a friend (David Costello) has written a history of Milltown and on looking at the photo has made the following suggestion: It's next to the mosque on the Dundrum side of Milltown bridge on the corner opposite the junction to Whitebeam road etc. It’s no 1 Bankside Cottages. It used to be a shop since 19th century but it’s a private house now. Anyway, the house is now called The Stores on Dundrum Road, and has had a famous owner, Paddy Moloney of the Chieftains. www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/homes-and-property/new-... Here is the Streetview: goo.gl/maps/cs2txss6bGWnbASS8 That doesn't look conclusive in the newest images, but if you view it on Desktop and revert to the June 2009 streetview you'll see the original door!

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    suckindeesel

    • 18/Jul/2020 18:14:33

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy] Looks like a match, congrats! [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/50126806247/in/photostream/] PS less than 1 / 2 mile away from his other photo catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000268674/HierarchyTree

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    O Mac

    • 18/Jul/2020 18:59:21

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Brilliant...

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 18/Jul/2020 21:43:18

    Crumbs! 🍞

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    Niall McAuley

    • 19/Jul/2020 07:17:41

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Amazing!

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    silverio10

    • 19/Jul/2020 19:15:23

    Buena serie de fotos antiguas .

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    John Spooner

    • 20/Jul/2020 06:03:06

    Wow https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy

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    derangedlemur

    • 20/Jul/2020 08:17:40

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy Brilliant!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 20/Jul/2020 08:26:50

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy Unbelievable! But in a good way. Thank you, Bernard, and thank you to David Costello. You've made an old library very happy!

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    Bernard Healy

    • 20/Jul/2020 12:17:03

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland I just happened to be talking to an old college friend from Milltown and I thought that it might be worth a punt asking her if she remembered the doors from when she was a child in the 1980s. She didn't, but passed the query on to the historian & he came up trumps. I'm not entirely surprised that someone might remember a door like this when the area is narrowed down somewhat and you ask the right kind of person. I was, however, surprised that it was still there in 2009 so that we could confirm it on Streetview.

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    Bernard Healy

    • 20/Jul/2020 12:18:01

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland BTW, I'll have an update this afternoon from that wedding photo in Tramore. Have a little extra information & a possible query re: location.