Ghosts of times past in Mullingar

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The Market Hall in Mullingar with ghosts walking about and a fine selection of posters on one corner. My eye was drawn to the ladder on the building down the street which is so long that it rises several feet above the level of the building. It reminds me of one in an image of the quay in Drogheda and must have been wobbly to climb and stand on for any length of time?

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Collection: Eason Photographic Collection

Date: between 1900-1939 Most likely June or July 1910.

NLI Ref: EAS_3697

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    O Mac

    • 26/Aug/2021 08:14:22

    There was a film The Brigand's Daughter released 1907

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 26/Aug/2021 08:27:50

    Sometimes Flickr is a bit later at night. Nearly Over 100 years later, on 24/09/2014 at 19:55 via https://www.flickr.com/photos/georgeharrison/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/georgeharrison/15255615228/

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    O Mac

    • 26/Aug/2021 08:29:08

    But Monday only fell on 27th June in the following years within the date range above. 1909,1921,1927,1932 and 1938

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    Bernard Healy

    • 26/Aug/2021 08:44:28

    I think you have your calendars confused - 1910 gives us a Monday 27th June & a Tuesday 12th July AND it was the year that Edward VII died (May 6th) explaining the film entitled “King’s Funeral”.

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    Bernard Healy

    • 26/Aug/2021 08:47:59

    As regards films, I can find the following - Rajah’s Casket (1906); The Brigand’s Daughter (1907). So I think it must likely that we are in 1910. Probably late June or early July.

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    O Mac

    • 26/Aug/2021 09:00:54

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Your most probably right. I was putting faith in an on-line date calculator. Well done.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 26/Aug/2021 09:04:09

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy I have changed the date to Most likely June or July 1910.

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    DannyM8

    • 26/Aug/2021 09:07:32

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland How did you miss the DOG???

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    cargeofg

    • 26/Aug/2021 09:08:10

    Back to my home town The Market House in Market Square at the junction of Greville St (now Oliver Plunkett St) -Earl St ( now Pearse St ) and Mount St (now Seery St) The County Library used to be in the upper floor. Canton Caseys pub is to the left mostly out of frame.

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    CASSIDY PHOTOGRAPHY

    • 26/Aug/2021 09:10:04

    Here is a clue. It looks like there is a fire hydrant near the entrance. If so, when would it likely have been plumbed to accommodate it.

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    cargeofg

    • 26/Aug/2021 09:15:02

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/cassidyphotography The fire hydrant is a water stand point. Cast iron shelf at lower level is to sit a bucket on. Out of picture on the other side is a cast iron knob (see shadow on the wall) to turn on water which came out of lions mouth on the front.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 26/Aug/2021 09:17:34

    The Rajah's casket, a 1906 movie from Pathé. Excellent special effects.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 26/Aug/2021 09:22:21

    I see a movie from 1913 called "The Brigand's Daughter" - the movies shown might not all be recent. https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy OK, I see the 1907 film of the same name.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 26/Aug/2021 09:29:59

    The title "up-to-date burglar" shows up twice, 1902 and 1907.

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    O Mac

    • 26/Aug/2021 09:43:10

    While Bill Posters was busy in a sleepy Mullingar. On Monday 27th June 1910..... The first "electric bulletin press" was installed in a large window at the New York Times building, introducing the concept of displaying breaking news as it was received. An operator would type news bulletins on an electric keyboard, and the words would be printed in letters 1+1⁄2 inches high, large enough to be read from the street.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 26/Aug/2021 09:47:09

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] We were a few years behing in Ireland!!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 26/Aug/2021 09:48:34

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I'm not sure that is a DOG as you say, let's ask https://www.flickr.com/photos/foxglove

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    CASSIDY PHOTOGRAPHY

    • 26/Aug/2021 10:04:42

    flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ I assumed the shadow was of an elf. Should have gone to Spec Savers. I know the Romans had plumbing, but I didn't know the Irish had it.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 26/Aug/2021 10:04:43

    Streetview

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    Niall McAuley

    • 26/Aug/2021 10:07:29

    The market house at the NIAH mentions the removal of the original render referencing a c.1900 photo... this one?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 26/Aug/2021 10:10:13

    On Tuam Races: In 1905 the meetings were moved to Parkmore racecourse, about half a mile from Tuam on the Dublin road, but I can't make out if this poster makes any reference.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 26/Aug/2021 10:23:55

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland I think that is a dog, asleep in the sunbeam.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 26/Aug/2021 10:49:48

    Mr French / Lawrence was there an hour and a half earlier, and the long ladder has moved ! - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000319747

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    suckindeesel

    • 26/Aug/2021 11:07:37

    L'écrin du rajah, "rajahs daughter", 1906 & 1913 The Brigand's Daughter, 1907 La figlia del brigante, 1913

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    suckindeesel

    • 26/Aug/2021 12:13:32

    Above the posters is an official looking Market Hall notice. I can only make out 'Tolls and Customs' and 'Lord Greville' who was the landowner of the whole of Mullingar, having bought the town in 1858. That's probably his crest above the Market House Can anybody make out more detail?

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 26/Aug/2021 12:58:00

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Today, 26 August, is International / National Dog Day. 🐶

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    Niall McAuley

    • 26/Aug/2021 13:07:02

    There is a sequence of Eason images of Mullingar - most not dateable. EAS_3688 is Finian's seminary, completed in 1908.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 26/Aug/2021 13:10:37

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] There's no show like a Joe show!

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    DannyM8

    • 26/Aug/2021 13:11:38

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia I knew that! :-)

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 26/Aug/2021 13:13:11

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley A dog it is.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 26/Aug/2021 13:21:39

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Again, since Lawrence shots are all before 1915, today's shot must be too. No, looking at the slats on the right side of the tower, these photos are different days.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 26/Aug/2021 13:31:48

    The waterpump/standpoint is marked on the 25" as a Fn for Fountain

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    Niall McAuley

    • 26/Aug/2021 13:38:34

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Oh me, oh my!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 26/Aug/2021 13:47:43

    Just left of the Fountain, I see the benchmark marked on the 25" map (behind the ghost's shoulder)

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    John Spooner

    • 26/Aug/2021 19:32:44

    The Irish Independent of Wednesday 13 July 1910 reported on the Tuam races the previous day:

    Ballinasloe was warm, but Tuam yesterday was hot - tropical. It was one of the biggest companies ever seen in the Parkmore enclosure, and outside there was big throng, too. The Dublin special brought a big contingent from Broadstone to supplement a host of regulars who stayed overnight from Ballinasloe. Unfortunately the train was uncomfortably crowded for the greater part of the return journey and indeed for a very long way standing room only was the order. As usual, everything on the spot was done in admirable fashion, and from every point of view the meeting may be put down a big success. That is except that the layers continued on their losing way, backers again beating them in nearly every instance.

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    Foxglove

    • 26/Aug/2021 19:52:43

    I cannot see a dog, but then it could be a very small dog, far- away ....

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    sharon.corbet

    • 26/Aug/2021 22:13:53

    The Longford Journal of Saturday 4th June 1910 has an ad for Dann’s Bioscope Pictures, which were to be showing (among others) Scenes from the King’s Funeral, The Rajah’s Casket and The Brigand’s Daughter in Longford, Granard and Edgeworthstown on the 6th to 8th of June. It’s not unlikely that he’d be showing the same programme in Mullingar a few weeks later.

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    Bernard Healy

    • 26/Aug/2021 23:36:45

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ I was wondering why Tuam Races were being advertised in Mullingar, but the Dublin Special would have run along the Midland Great Western Railway from Broadstone, through Mullingar, on to Athlone & then Athenry, before turning onto the Great Southern and Western line to Tuam.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 27/Aug/2021 06:48:03

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley You make me cry............

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    cargeofg

    • 27/Aug/2021 09:11:26

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland .....and post Celtic Tiger Mullingar is .. nothing but acres of tar and cement...

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 27/Aug/2021 09:31:55

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw2jFQo_Jso

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 06/Sep/2021 07:00:15

    Wow ! Awesome!!