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A nice collection of fresh cowpats on a street in Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh with a nearby drinking trough the obvious attraction! A memorial to those who lost their lives in the South African war would appear to help with the date, while the nearby Memorial Hall adds some substance to the shot! It is Friday so please make allowances.
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Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Circa 1865-1914

NLI Ref: L_ROY_08336

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    derangedlemur

    • 28/May/2021 07:35:12

    goo.gl/maps/bg86NZEZJrcLeCGv9 I'm surprised more of these fellows weren't run over by a cartload of cheese or something. They always take their shots from the middle of a crossroads.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 28/May/2021 07:37:31

    There is a reverse view at 10:00, an hour and ten minutes earlier - what was Mr French up to? - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000317417 (with a dog)

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    derangedlemur

    • 28/May/2021 07:39:42

    The methodists have replaced their church with a smaller horribler one. Edit - no, the methodist hall is where it always was. It looks like there was a RC church on the hill that's just not visible now. Seems to be a couple of trees in the way

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 28/May/2021 07:40:57

    NO! Wrong again! The gas lamp has disappeared between the two photos . . .

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    DannyM8

    • 28/May/2021 07:41:40

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Typical NLI, they select the one without the Dog!!

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 28/May/2021 07:43:24

    The reverse view on this visit (if you comprehend) - cannot make out the time - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000041562

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 28/May/2021 07:59:10

    " ... The Boer War memorial at the head of the town was carved by a local man named Harte in 1901. Behind it is the Lady Brooke Memorial Hall of the same date, a period building preserving all its original features including a clock tower and transverse stained glass window panels." From - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookeborough So all three photos are after 1901.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 28/May/2021 08:24:06

    To clarify: gas lamps and trees in cages were planted between Mr French's two visits to Brookeborough. All after 1901. Earlier visit: This photo catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000041562 catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000332245/ Later visit: catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000317418 (similar angle to today's photo) catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000317417 catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000318961/ And previously, see comments about a potato blight poster - [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/8472155195/]

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    O Mac

    • 28/May/2021 08:42:50

    I see there's a wee door for the local head bangers.

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    John Spooner

    • 28/May/2021 09:16:57

    The memorial was unveiled "the other day" in a report in the Newry Reporter on Tuesday 27 August 1901. The inscription is quoted and matches what can be seen via megazoom, but does not include the third soldier on the memorial, Robert Noble of the RAMC, so I suspect his name was added some time after the unveiling. The shield on which the lion's paw is resting has the arms of the Inniskilling Regiment in relief. The first one mentioned in the inscription, Sergeant William "Billy" Browne, "saw all the fighting outside Ladysmith, including Pieter's Hill, and who after having some narrow escapes, entered the town only to die of enteric fever after a week's illness." (from a speech by Sir Douglas Brooke proposing the memorial reported in Carlow Sentinel - Saturday 15 September 1900)

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    suckindeesel

    • 28/May/2021 09:30:43

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia looks like 11:05 in the reverse view

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    John Spooner

    • 28/May/2021 09:54:25

    Memorial updated with names from WW1 and WW2 in 2017. Known locally as 'the bear'. www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-41838996

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    shrighley

    • 28/May/2021 10:33:30

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ I

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    suckindeesel

    • 28/May/2021 12:13:54

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/51208347201/in/dateposted/ Like a headstone, room was left for further additions.

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    cargeofg

    • 28/May/2021 12:48:27

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Your "basketball hoops" I would say are redundant lamp holders. There is one also on the front of what looks like a hardware shop (Brushes etc outside) in the reverse view photo.

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    suckindeesel

    • 28/May/2021 16:33:26

    Unlike the well regulated Swiss, whose cows apparently clean up after themselves

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    silverio10

    • 28/May/2021 19:24:52

    Buenas fotos antiguas .

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    suckindeesel

    • 30/May/2021 23:35:32

    The Cow : Please listen while I tell you now, About a most fantastic cow, Miss Milky Daisy was her name, And when, aged seven months she came To live with us, she did her best To look the same as the all the rest But Daisy as we all could see Had some kind of deformity, A funny sort of lumpy bump On either side, above the rump Now, not so very long ago, These bumpy lumps began to grow, And three or maybe four months later (I stood there and enthralled spectator) These bumpy lumps burst wide apart And out there came ( I cross my heart) Of all the wondrous marvellous things, A pair of gold and silver wings! A cow with wings a flying cow! I’ve never seen one up to now ‘’Oh daisy dear, can this be true?’’ She flapped her wings and up she flew! Most gracefully she climbed up high, She fairly whizzed across the sky You should have seen her dive and swoop! She even did a loop the loop! Of course, almost immediately Her picture was on live TV, And millions came each day to stare At Milky Daisy in the air. They shouted ‘’Jeepers Creepers! Wow! It really is a flying cow!’’ They laughed and clapped and cheered and waved, And all of them were well behaved Except for one quite horrid man Who’d travelled from Afghanistan This fellow, standing in the crowd, Raised up his voice and yelled aloud, ‘’That silly cow! Hey listen Daisy! I think you’re absolutely crazy!’’ Unfortunately Daisy heard Quite clearly every single word ‘’By gosh, ‘’ she cried ‘’what awful cheek! Who is this silly foreign freak?’’ She dived and using all her power She got to sixty miles an hour ‘’Bombs gone!’’ she cried. ‘’Take that’’ she said, And dropped a cowpat on his head. Roald Dahl

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 31/May/2021 07:43:20

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I knew Daisy was special the moment I saw her contrail!!!!!