North in West? Newcastle is the very best!

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North Quay in Newcastle West looks as though it never moored a ship -not in that wee rivulet in any event unless it was running on wheels. Newcastle West is in County Limerick and of course they are the All Ireland Hurling champions so it is nice to visit the home of the winners!

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Circa 1865 - 1914

NLI Ref: L_ROY_09690

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    O Mac

    • 26/Nov/2021 08:47:31

    Streetview maps.app.goo.gl/z1smgAMt19RwHQF26

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    Niall McAuley

    • 26/Nov/2021 09:02:30

    Dejaview: North Quay, Newcastle West, Limerick

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    Niall McAuley

    • 26/Nov/2021 09:05:26

    Last time we noted the Cyclists Touring Club roundel on the hotel visible here again, so after 1878.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 26/Nov/2021 09:15:03

    I think that is the photographers rig on the right, I can see some photographic type boxes in Megazoom.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 26/Nov/2021 09:16:36

    Last time we made out Edward Kennedy and Matthew O'Connell, both in the 1901 and 1911 census. But todays shot is clearer, and I see E. SHx on Bridge Street, possibly E. Mahon on the corner. E. Kennedy's K Boots posters are in the same place in both - likely the same day? Ladies' fashions suggest 1900-1910?

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 26/Nov/2021 09:21:54

    More details and clues in the neighbouring reverse-ish view - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000318155 {Edit] ... by which time more folk had come out to gawp, and it had started to drizzle.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 26/Nov/2021 09:28:09

    In 1901, 2 Bridge street is Edward Sheehy's Grocery, in 1911 Kathleen Sheehy is Head of Family and a Draper. I think the sign would have changed with the change of use...

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    O Mac

    • 26/Nov/2021 09:40:09

    The boot scraper, beside the front door on the right, is still there. maps.app.goo.gl/eziPNNcwhFDRbMeW7

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    Niall McAuley

    • 26/Nov/2021 13:18:56

    The possible Mahon is Timothy McMahon, 34, shopkeeper and publican, aged 34 in 1901. Still on Bridge St. in 1911. In [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia]'s reverse shot, we see another shop name on the quay, Egan or someone ending in -egan And in 1911, we have John D. Cregan, Draper. But in 1901, #1 is Thomas Cowper, a jeweller. He has moved to Bridge Street by 1911. So definitely 1901-1914 sometime. Cregan is married 3 years in 1911 - the record of his wedding says he is a Draper in Newcastle by March 1908. The Cowpers did not have any convenient children in 1901 to 1911 to give an address.

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    John Spooner

    • 26/Nov/2021 16:05:15

    According to the press, notable visits to the Courtney Arms Hotel on North Quay (aka Curtin's Hotel) in the 1890s were (a) regular bi-monthly visits by the Anglo-American Dentristry Co and (b) Charles Parnell's visit in May 1891, when he was conveyed by brake through enthusiastic crowds from Newcastle station.

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    suckindeesel

    • 26/Nov/2021 17:10:10

    An old poster for McMahons [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/51707019414/in/dateposted/] The same scene in the 1950s youtu.be/3hrWk6zKi3Q The River Arra actually burst its bank due to heavy rainfall back in 2008. There is also a “South Quay”, but I very much doubt if the river was ever navigable .

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 26/Nov/2021 20:12:03

    There be sheep in the distance beyond McMahons - see the "Cabinet" version minutes apart - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000330786 Which might imply market day like this 1907 (Dublin Exhibition poster) one - [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/24325813570/in/photolist-2mM5pZK-9sy5Ya-D4A9SN-9MMbbZ]