Down below is Mountmellick

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After our sojourn in Lincoln County, Kansas yesterday we are up in the skies today with the redoubtable "Monkey Morgan" as he flew over Mountmellick in County Laois. The little town is set out in fine detail though a modern drone view would show a lot of changes!

Photographer: Alexander Campbell “Monkey” Morgan

Collection: Morgan Aerial Photographic Collection

Date: ca. April 1955

NLI Ref: NPA MOR1038

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    Carol Maddock

    • 18/Jul/2023 09:17:14

    I've added a note above on what is now Mountmellick Community Arts Centre. It used to be an art deco cinema...

    The local community arts centre, a 450 seater restored art deco cinema, hosts many a play or concert throughout the year. It is also home to the Mountmellick Drama Festival which occurs every March which bring the very best in Irish amateur drama to Mountmellick. The Balcony cinema also located in the Community Arts Centre is a 134 seater theatre that hosts weekly cinema screenings. This is a great opportunity to catch a classic movie for €5 in an amazing art deco theatre.

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    Carol Maddock

    • 18/Jul/2023 09:31:09

    When Monkey Morgan was flying over Mountmellick in 1955, these were some of the fillums on offer in the cinema below, according to The Nationalist & Leinster Times, 16 April 1955... His Majesty O'Keefe (Burt Lancaster, Joan Rice) Knights of the Round Table (Robert Taylor, Ava Gardiner) Miami Story (Barry Sullivan, Luther Adler) The Mad Magician (Vincent Price, Mary Murphy) Three Sailors and a Girl (Jane Powell, Gordon MacRae) Make Haste to Live (Dorothy McGuire, Stephen McNally)

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    suckindeesel

    • 18/Jul/2023 11:07:56

    A different scene 10 years later, the 1965 riots https://flic.kr/p/2n6SQJq via Brendan Doyle

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 18/Jul/2023 11:09:48

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/184711311@N04/ Riots? In Mountmellick? Do tell.

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    The Stitch Up

    • 18/Jul/2023 12:56:50

    Visited Mountmellick for an embroidery class years ago and loved it - such a pretty town, nice people and lovely area of the country.

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    suckindeesel

    • 18/Jul/2023 17:07:07

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/47290943@N03/] Only what I see here flickr.com/photos/22296698@N05/sets/72177720297128819 Also youtu.be/_pCKfQdCQ2U It seemed to involve a petrol bomb and where Princess Margaret and hubby Lord Snowden were staying. Exciting stuff!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 18/Jul/2023 17:41:51

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/184711311@N04/ Crikey.

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    suckindeesel

    • 18/Jul/2023 21:16:09

    And now for something completely different https://flic.kr/p/dtRxnK

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 18/Jul/2023 21:40:34

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/184711311@N04/ Ah, the famed Mountmellick lace.