An Irish wedding in Ireland, what else would you expect?

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A wedding group commissioned by Mr. James Irish, of Mooncoin some members of this group could well be around and hopefully hale and hearty? This was coming towards the end of the reign of the Poole photography business but they still attracted families from the hinterland. Are they rose petals on the carpet or has it deteriorated even further.

Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford

Date: Circa 1952


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    • 23/Feb/2023 09:04:07

    The carpet (does it qualify as a carpet?) is beyond use for a photographers business, I wonder why it was not replaced years ago? Some of the stray dogs we have seen on this stream are in better condition.

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    • 23/Feb/2023 09:18:56

    The lady back row, 2nd from left looks familiar. Could she have later played the housekeeper in "Father Ted"?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 23/Feb/2023 09:30:48 You'll have some tea... are you sure you don't want any? Aw go on, you'll have some. Go on go on go on go on go on go on go on go on GO ON!

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    • 23/Feb/2023 09:37:41

    This James Irish Would make him 49 here

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    • 23/Feb/2023 10:02:34

    Too late for the public records, needs somebody with access to the papers.

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    • 23/Feb/2023 10:23:16

    James Irish Dungooley Mooncoin and Lena Walsh Knockbrack Glenmore, Marriage Sept 1952.

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    • 23/Feb/2023 10:38:00

    someone has scattered the fireplace ash again, the man far right...may have been to too many hatched matched dispatched gatherings, yes hello Mrs Doyle

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    John Spooner

    • 23/Feb/2023 13:12:18

    Waterford Standard - Saturday 10 June 1933:

    Daniel Irish, Dungooley, Mooncoin, appeared to answer the charge of failure to produce a driver’s licence. It was stated that he had since produced the licence at Sallypark and Kilmacow Guard Stations, and the case was dismissed.
    Perhaps Daniel is one of the gentlemen in today's picture.

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    John Spooner

    • 23/Feb/2023 13:15:52

    And much earlier at a meeting of Waterford Rural District Council No 2, reported in the Evening News (Waterford) - Monday 26 February 1906:

    For the cottages at Dungooley there were three applicants named Walsh, McDonnell and Irish, and the latter was selected as tenant by a large majority.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 23/Feb/2023 14:15:37 Hi Colm, did you know them?

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    Salty Windows

    • 23/Feb/2023 16:46:04

    I would say that the debris on the floor is put there deliberately. To provide a contrast with the polished shoes and glamorous clothes. I think it does make the subjects pop.

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    La Belle Province

    • 23/Feb/2023 19:22:20

    What a very charming wedding party. Very sweet and modest. They deserve a nicer carpet.