All’s well in Sunday’s Well

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A very rare visit to the Fergus O’Connor collection today, and to a very neat, clean, and quite striking St. Vincent’s Church in Sunday’s Well in Cork. The church looks to be attached to a religious establishment, yet is open to the general public and the people attending have dressed up for the occasion. Sunday’s Well has always intrigued me! Is there a Well for Monday, Tuesday, etc.?

Photographer: Fergus O’Connor

Collection: Fergus O’Connor Collection

Date: Not dated

NLI Ref: OCO 317

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 27/Jul/2020 08:17:41

    Streetview - goo.gl/maps/k5NqpUx1VNafMJs39 🎶They paved paradise And put up a parking lot ... 🎶

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    Foxglove

    • 27/Jul/2020 08:19:29

    woman on right of pair, left side of street - is a classic case of perspective "tree out of head" or is she sporting a oartularly bushy hat. Flickr search of Sundays Well finds one Murphy who has systematically photoed the road !

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    Bernard Healy

    • 27/Jul/2020 10:03:34

    A story from the time of the church’s closure with details of its building. www.catholicireland.net/historic-cork-church-may-close-du...

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    suckindeesel

    • 27/Jul/2020 10:43:10

    I first thought that poor old St. Vincent was moved to accommodate the car park (€79/month), but he doesn't appear on the 25" (surveyed 1899), only on earlier maps. Do I hear a bell toll, judging from its position in the bell tower? Looks like it was a Sunday in Sunday's Well as everybody is dressed up.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 27/Jul/2020 11:21:22

    Oooo ... Mr French / Lawrence photographed from this angle too. Bur a little higher, so the church posters are legible. Which year(s) did Sunday 19 September happen? ... catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000321671 Aside - this does not seem to be the inside of St Vincent's - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000339768 But where?

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    O Mac

    • 27/Jul/2020 11:55:30

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/] I believe that mistitled photo is of St Finbarrs Cathedral Cork. catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000340280/MooviewerImg?mobile...

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    suckindeesel

    • 27/Jul/2020 12:08:52

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia The Devotion of the Quarant Ore - '40 hours devotion' to you heathens! Also a cathedral procession on Sun 12th Now we can't even get a priest to say mass. Can make out Rev P O'Leary CC Rev R McCarthy CC Dr. Sheehan? Keane PP? Bishop's Palace

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    suckindeesel

    • 27/Jul/2020 13:43:04

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] Re catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000321671 Sunday fell on 19th Sept in 1896

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    O Mac

    • 27/Jul/2020 13:51:14

    suckindeesel 1897 (UK)

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    suckindeesel

    • 27/Jul/2020 13:56:17

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Yes, you're correct 1897. Could the Lawrence possibly be later than the O'Connor? as it has a street light and the two plants in pots in front of statue appear more developed. Also the street surface looks better.

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    O Mac

    • 27/Jul/2020 14:20:58

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ I would have thought O Connor was there far later than WL. 1910+. There's a lot of telephone wires on that pole + OCO 316 has a motoring car in.....tho no guarantee photos are sequenced

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    suckindeesel

    • 27/Jul/2020 15:25:56

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Yes, I'm sure you're correct, just was unfamiliar with what time period he was in. The only thing I found that was dateable is the absence of the statue in the 25". It's not that's it's too insignificant to include as it is shown on the 6".

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    suckindeesel

    • 27/Jul/2020 15:39:12

    Not so well anymore, church up for sale 2018 www.corkindependent.com/homes/topics/articles/2018/05/30/...

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    suckindeesel

    • 27/Jul/2020 15:43:14

    Tobar Rí an Domhnaigh, as Gaelige, Sunday King's Well. Or more likely: Well of the King of Sunday, referring to Jesus Christ. So, no, there aren't ones for weekdays.

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 27/Jul/2020 16:59:15

    Horse and buggy and the woman's hat on the left suggest late 19th or early 20th Century.

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    Bernard Healy

    • 27/Jul/2020 19:10:30

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ I read Keane OP. There was a popular preacher, a Dominican, Dr Keane OP who seems to have been active in the late 19th & early 20th century.

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    suckindeesel

    • 27/Jul/2020 21:40:38

    The site for the church was donated by Mary McSwiney, sister of the famous Terence McSwiney. The building on right was the Retreat House, now occupied by UCC's Music Dept. I think the two ladies on right are standing in front of the local RIC barracks.

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    Bernard Healy

    • 28/Jul/2020 09:42:00

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Okay - in terms of dating the pic with the poster: Rev Dr Keane OP - That's most likely Antoninus Keane OP, a Dominican. He got his doctorate from the Catholic University in Dublin in 1874. He seems to have been very much in demand as a preacher. paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/periodicals/NZT19210428.2.77 Rev Dr Sheehan was a Cork priest who became Bishop of Waterford and Lismore. IF we assume that his being called "Rev Dr" means that he was bishop when the poster was put up, then we narrow the date range to 1892-1915 www.catholic-hierarchy.org/bishop/bsheer.html To get certainty on the date, it'd be worthwhile looking at the Catholic Directory for those years in that range when the Sunday falls correctly and checking "P O'Leary" and "R McCarthy". Where were they based & were they curates? (I'm afraid I don't have access to those directories for the next few months. :( )

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    abandoned railways

    • 29/Jul/2020 08:42:31

    This is really Sundays Well road, Sundays Well is a 1.25 km down the road. Yes, there is a well. Tobar Rí an Domhnaigh.

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 05/Aug/2020 08:00:05

    Cool shot

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    Bernard Healy

    • 19/Nov/2020 14:32:26

    www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/ Okay - I've had a look at some old Irish Catholic directories and I've identified Frs Patrick O'Leary & Richard McCarthy as being priests of the Diocese of Cork. In the 1902 directory, Richard McCarthy is no longer a CC, he's ADM of the Cathedral, so I'm confident that the poster dates from 1901 or earlier. So that confirms that we're in 1897, as Sept 19th fell on a Sunday that year.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 19/Nov/2020 17:06:46

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy Excellent, well done and thank you.