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A visit to the East Pier in Howth today on a fine Royal Plate. Mr. French has used his considerable charms to persuade some young ladies to stand still and pose to make the scene even more attractive. Is it just that my old eyes deceive me or is there a strong resemblance between those on view?


Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Circa 1865 - 1914

NLI Ref: L_ROY_01223

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 07/Jul/2022 08:06:31

    Is the tram we see in the distance a Dublin tram or a Hill of Howth Tramway tram?

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    O Mac

    • 07/Jul/2022 08:21:31

    That's a Dublin United Tramways Company tram. The Howth terminus was at the base of the East pier.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 07/Jul/2022 08:27:34

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Thank you. Mary

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 07/Jul/2022 08:37:27

    Electric trams but no electric street lamps yet. And the tide is out.

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 07/Jul/2022 08:53:38

    Googlesphere August 2016. And the tide is out - goo.gl/maps/jadh4yGABeN7d3RQ7

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    CASSIDY PHOTOGRAPHY

    • 07/Jul/2022 09:20:46

    He missed the best subject, there . . . The young lady with the umbrella. She was perfectly posed for an exquisite portrait. Photographers often make the mistake of trying to include too much detail in a single frame or picking the wrong subject in a scene.

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    suckindeesel

    • 07/Jul/2022 09:36:54

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ More specifically, the tram was operated by the Clontarf and Hill of Howth Tramroad in conjunction with the DUTC. They were larger than the Dublin trams and operated between 1900 and 1941. The route was from Dollymount to the pier and was a continuation of the DUTC line. Fare was 2/6, which seems expensive to me. I can see a jaunting car waiting patiently at the start of the pier. Reverse view https://flic.kr/p/2mfWiQa

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 07/Jul/2022 09:59:17

    Sometimes Flickr is amazing. A little to the right in October 2021 via https://www.flickr.com/photos/fotosbyjohnh/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/fotosbyjohnh/51610700351/ And the tide is out.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 07/Jul/2022 10:19:23

    In 1905, a Marconi station was installed at the Martello Tower in Howth

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    Niall McAuley

    • 07/Jul/2022 10:24:03

    French had daughters, some would be in their 20s

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 07/Jul/2022 10:29:52

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] The radio mast is visible in this one, via [https://www.flickr.com/photos/fingallocalstudies/], which also includes a couple of sheds at the land end of the pier, not apparent in today's photo - [https://www.flickr.com/photos/fingallocalstudies/7838353702/] Edit - the 'shed' at left is the 'Parcels Express' office, there by 1914 - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000722219 Edit 2 - And the tide is out.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 07/Jul/2022 11:45:57

    L_ROY_01222 next door is Howth Castle, with the 1910ish renovations looking fresh

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    Niall McAuley

    • 07/Jul/2022 11:52:36

    but L_ROY_01224 of Howth from inland has no Marconi mast, so these are together in the catalogue because Howth, not dates

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    suckindeesel

    • 07/Jul/2022 12:24:44

    I knew it reminded me of something https://flic.kr/p/2nwMuqk

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    Architecture of Dublin

    • 07/Jul/2022 13:08:56

    Pre 1899 as the catholic church cannot yet be seen www.archiseek.com/2010/1899-church-of-the-assumption-howt...

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    suckindeesel

    • 07/Jul/2022 13:15:08

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ I don’t think the church would be visible from the pie, can’t see it is streetview from the pier

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    Inverarra

    • 07/Jul/2022 17:36:53

    Another great photograph. Thanks.

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    John Hickey - fotosbyjohnh

    • 07/Jul/2022 18:03:53

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Thank you.

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    silverio10

    • 07/Jul/2022 21:39:28

    Buenas fotos antiguas .