Today we go into uncharted territory with a dip into the NLI's Ephemera Collection. A postcard showing a barricaded house covered with posters denying entry to the bailiffs. What was happening here and how did it end?
On the reverse in script is 18 or 19 November 1913 and ??? Shaughnessy, Listowel.
Photographer: Not known
Collection: NLI Ephemera Collection
Date: November 1913
NLI Ref.: EPH A715
You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
Postcard worth €110 ! www.whytes.ie/art/1913-18-november-barrys-fort-listowel-t... Like the grafitti bottom right - " Shoot him. "
I like this row of shops on William St. Listowel: streetview because: from the catalogue, Handwritten entry on reverse reads : '18th Nov, 1913, Patrick ? Shaughnessy, Listowel. The Van Houten's Cocoa signs usually mean a pub/retaraunt, and I only see one Barry pub in Listowel, on William St.
Looks good “Notes • There is a building on this site on OS3 (1888-1913). This building appears in Lawrence Collection photograph – console brackets and cornice but no quoins or architraves.” No. 57 William St. www.kerryheritage.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Listowel-...
Another possible Streetview
For anyone with newspaper archive access, there is an article with LISTOWEL BRANCH TOWN TENANT LEAGUE on Nov. 1st 1913 in the Kerryman.
Kerry Reporter - Saturday 20 December 1913The following year . Kerry Reporter - Saturday 08 August 1914: and then, Kerry Evening Post - Wednesday 02 September 1914
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/] I think your first Streetview is right. notice the asymmetrical windows... RH windows closer to building on right than LH windows are to building on the left. maps.app.goo.gl/wSPEvJehfTA4t9dH8
Bridget Barry is 41 and a widow in the 1911 census. She is a widow in 1901 too
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ No, your first one is correct, no. 57
In 1900 a Mrs Bridget Barry won a contract for supplying certain groceries to the Listowel Board of Guardians (i..e the workhouse authorities). Kerry Reporter - Saturday 07 April 1900:4 other suppliers were contracted to supply other other groceries. I'm surprised that they required alcohol for the workhouse. Perhaps it was for the Board of Guardians' meetings. I know that the workhouse where my GGG grandfather was resident needed special permission to supply a bottle of beer to each man on the occasion of a concert performed by the local music hall
1888 marriage of David Barry and Bridget Keane, he is a shopkeeper in Listowel, 33, she is the daughter of a shopkeeper in Listowel, aged 18. Their address was William Street in May 1889 for the birth of son John, also Feb 1891 for son James (died at 3 months), David in 1892 (died at 5 weeks), Mary in 1894 (died at 5 months). Still William Street at the death of husband David from enteritis in 1899. So it is possible Bridget was in this shop since her marriage in 1888. David is recorded as a Shopkeeper at his death, sons birth and in the census, but as a Publican in the Calendar of Wills. He left £566 to Bridget, quite a lot.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Lots of premises were both grocery and bar. I remember being in ‘Signal Box’ bar in Ballybrophy many moons ago where the bar was separated from the shop by a door.