Stillorgan I hardly knew ya

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Where: Leinster, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Ireland

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A very agricultural view of Stillorgan in County Dublin today from the lens of Mr. Morgan, I doubt anyone on here has ever seen Stillorgan looking so rural, so out in the countryside? The object of the commission appears to have been the church and rectory but as usual with Morgan images it contains so much more!

Photographer: Alexander Campbell “Monkey” Morgan

Collection: Morgan Aerial Photographic Collection

Date: ca. July 1954


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    • 12/Apr/2022 07:38:06

    Oh dear! The 'burbs have won. Satellite 3D -,-6.2002459,225a,35y,142.8...

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 12/Apr/2022 09:44:12 And that is putting it mildly as the city spreads it's tentacles ever further out to the south!

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    • 12/Apr/2022 10:13:26

    Photo is taken looking south, with Stillorgan village behind the camera. A very new looking Merville rd is south of St. Brigid's church. The fields top left are part of St. John of God's and are still largely fields.

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    • 12/Apr/2022 16:17:27

    Google Earth Link #googleearth Hard to believe that was the main road to Bray. I remember the traffic jams all the way there of a sunny Sunday

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    • 12/Apr/2022 20:48:38

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    Dún Laoghaire Micheál

    • 12/Apr/2022 21:56:10

    Ard Lorcain (marked on main image) played an unusual role in the history of Irish retailing. The developers of the nearby Shopping Centre (Irelands first) needed a site to re-house inhabitants of old cottages on the soon-to-be retail site. As luck would have it, Ard Lorcain came up for sale and the developers bought it and erected Chalets to rehouse the locals.