“I wish you happy Puck!”

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Where: Munster, Co Kerry, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1895

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It's almost exactly 10 years to the day since we posted a photo of Puck Fair, so we're well due a return visit to Killorglin. Today however, this bustling Lawrence scene is a lot less goat, and much more cattle.

Is that circular structure in the background a rickety carousel, or do I need to get new pince nez? And where was Mr French perched as he took this photograph?

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Circa 1880 - 1900

NLI Ref: L_ROY_07641

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    DannyM8

    • 12/Jul/2022 07:41:24

    Kerry win against Dublin in the all Ireland championship for the first time in 13 years on Sunday and the NLI have a photo from Kerry on both Monday and Tuesday - Coincidence? I think NOT!

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 12/Jul/2022 07:44:03

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] You have a beef with this photo?

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    DannyM8

    • 12/Jul/2022 07:59:38

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ I veal udderly liver about it. NLI are milking it!

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 12/Jul/2022 08:00:34

    Sometimes Flickr is amazing! In 2015 via https://www.flickr.com/photos/mgkonline/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/mgkonline/16541849615/

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 12/Jul/2022 08:09:07

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I refuse to be cowed or bullied by that hurtful accusation of Kerry favouritism.

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 12/Jul/2022 08:28:05

    "St Jame's"[sic] via [https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidpatrickjoyce/] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidpatrickjoyce/7948953748/] Or "St Patrick's" - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000332073

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    John Spooner

    • 12/Jul/2022 09:07:45

    This extract from the Kerry Evening Post in 14 August 1901 seems to reflect the impression I get from the picture - that it is, or was, a get-together as much as a cattle market.

    PUCK FAIR "I wish you happy Puck !” Such are the greetings by which friends salute each other at the celebrated August fair in the rising little town of Killorglin, reminding one the expressions made use of in that festive season peculiar to roast beef, plum pudding, whiskey punch, and dyspepsia. edited out bit about the origin of the name However this may be, the day is looked forward with great interest, not only by the inhabitants of the town itself, but by those residing for miles around—when friends long separated are almost certain to meet, old friendships renewed and strengthened, and in some few instances old feuds rekindled and intensified. People reckon their ages as "so many years come next Puck" births, marriages, deaths, &c, are dated from Puck, and for young and old the annual fair Puck seems be the great event in this part of the western world.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 12/Jul/2022 09:27:05

    The church is from 1890 per the NIAH The obelisk is an 1870 memorial, and in the background I see the 1885 Laune viaduct. Neither helps with dates.

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    suckindeesel

    • 12/Jul/2022 10:18:29

    The goat was here catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000190128

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 12/Jul/2022 10:19:25

    Woo Hoo! Zoomable uncomplicated 1895 map - digital.ucd.ie/view/ucdlib:41278

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    suckindeesel

    • 12/Jul/2022 12:21:10

    That obelisk in front of church is the 1870 Blennerhasset Memorial www.buildingsofireland.ie/buildings-search/building/21400...

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    suckindeesel

    • 12/Jul/2022 12:56:35

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Where is Geohive gone, I thought it was supposed to provide a public service, now it seems to be hiding behind a paywall?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 12/Jul/2022 13:40:01

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] I'm still getting it here - webapps.geohive.ie/mapviewer/index.html

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    Niall McAuley

    • 12/Jul/2022 14:52:11

    Mr. Spooner previously found evidence that another Puck shot was from August 1904: Puck Fair, Killorglin, Co. Kerry

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    Niall McAuley

    • 12/Jul/2022 16:00:33

    L_ROY_07645 is the first one paging forward in the catalogue I can date: after 1897.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 12/Jul/2022 16:23:42

    Paging backward, I see L_ROY_07615, in which a church in Mallow is missing its 1900 tower.

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    suckindeesel

    • 12/Jul/2022 17:03:44

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Yes, thanks, that link worked for me. However, some useful functions appear to be missing. Unable to link the page URL, map survey date not shown.

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    O Mac

    • 12/Jul/2022 17:30:27

    Mr French seems to have taken this photograph unbeknownst to the crowd. There's no one looking at him. Strange considering his camera paraphernalia and the elevated position he was on.

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    suckindeesel

    • 12/Jul/2022 20:40:51

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Perhaps taken from upstairs in the Toll House

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 12/Jul/2022 21:30:33

    Perhaps the 'carousel' was an early prototype of a milking machine? Or am I kidding?

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 14/Jul/2022 16:50:22

    my vote for the "carousel" is "beer tent". just a guess though

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    Niall McAuley

    • 15/Jul/2022 08:48:23

    I think it really is a carousel. It has mirrors on the center pillar, and a chimney on top. The big piano-looking box could be a steam organ? Steam carousel