Safe harbour in Roundstone.

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We will begin this week with an image of Roundstone in Co. Galway, with crops in the fields and telephone/graph wires draped across the landscape. The children are out and about which probably means that the schools are on holiday, while there are few boats in the harbour, meaning that the fishing boats are out?

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Circa 1865-19141894 (Thank you, Niall McAuley)

NLI Ref: L_CAB_04340

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 16/Nov/2020 09:02:07

    We have visited Roundstone before. See the tower and belfry in the dim distance. Belfry replaced an earlier spire, so after the stereo pair - https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/10815567905/

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    Niall McAuley

    • 16/Nov/2020 09:04:39

    Streetview

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 16/Nov/2020 09:13:41

    Same time? plus a ghost - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000041539/Image?lookfor=http:...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 16/Nov/2020 09:23:11

    Per the DIA, the CoI on the hill got its tower in 1894, so before that date.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 16/Nov/2020 09:29:05

    Flickr is sometimes partly amazing! In 2017 at low tide via https://www.flickr.com/photos/kewing/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/kewing/35109404641/

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    Bernard Healy

    • 16/Nov/2020 09:32:13

    I see the suggestion in the comments to the Roundstone photo with the RIC men that the belfry as seen in today's pic dates from 1865.

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    Bernard Healy

    • 16/Nov/2020 09:40:03

    Am I right in thinking that the belfry of Our Lady Star of the Sea church is also visible? www.buildingsofireland.ie/buildings-search/building/30328... That church dates to c.1875.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 16/Nov/2020 09:48:40

    Just to draw attention to some additional information on the Woodford eviction photos some time ago. Rabu Crackle has put together information on Dr. Tully that is worth looking up for those interested in that story! https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/6821695135

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    maczeug2

    • 16/Nov/2020 11:50:30

     Nicely done ;-)

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    suckindeesel

    • 16/Nov/2020 21:01:32

    Looks like the telegraph line ends part way up the street on the right, approx location of P.O. In 1899 map.

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    cargeofg

    • 17/Nov/2020 12:32:57

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Missed all this yesterday out on site job. Strange the poles do not seem continue up to police barracks and also coastguard stn is up around the corner.

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    suckindeesel

    • 17/Nov/2020 16:53:23

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Well, depending on date, the earlier 6" shows the barracks to be about where the poles end, whereas the later 25" shows the P.O. about there, with the barracks moved to the far end of street. Which would be first to get a telegraph service, post office or RUC? Lots of barracks in that area of Galway, probably due to a high level of smuggling. See irishconstabulary.com/galway-west-riding-city-t2428-s45.html Unfortunately, site doesn't record date of move, which might have shed more light on date of photo.

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    cargeofg

    • 18/Nov/2020 09:45:33

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] That all makes sense with the link to the Irish Constabulary site. Thanks for link. Maybe the RIC had the phone first and been Crown Property when they moved up the street to a larger property the phone line was left for P.O as thy were also a Crown service ?