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The solution to the current housing crisis was hiding in the National Library Photographic Archives all this time and nobody knew it! Mrs. Moore of had her house built for the cost of £5 and even allowing for inflation that would be more than manageable today - I think:-D
A nice wee cottage, all newly whitewashed with chickens and dare I say it a dog in the yard, what more could Mrs. Moore, or anyone else ask for?

Photographer: Irish Tourist Association Photographer

Collection: Irish Tourist Association Photographic Collection

Date: 1943

NLI Ref: NPA ITA 1095 (Box V)

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    DannyM8

    • 04/Sep/2023 07:59:50

    Big chickens or small dog?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 04/Sep/2023 08:18:11

    Per the catalogue, the title is House of Mr.Moore, Killina, built at cost of 5 pounds. But the Summary says: House of Mr.Moore, Carbury, Co. Kildare. And the Notes say :Inscription on county divider: ''Kildare / Rea''.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 04/Sep/2023 08:29:02

    Streetview. OK, mostly joking, but this tiny thatch cottage might look something like that today. There was a servant named Michael Moore at Derrinturn House in the 1911 census, aged 34, and the little house in my streetview is nearby, a suitable retirement cottage?

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    suckindeesel

    • 04/Sep/2023 08:47:16

    That would be equivalent to €200 today, another fairytale from old Ireland?

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 04/Sep/2023 09:54:26

    The round corners imply it is made of old-fashioned cob and thatch, locally sourced, hence the small budget. Perhaps the interest was in reviving old crafts, as also happened in this 'Irish Times' article from 2016, where "Paul began by building a tiny mud cottage for €1,000 on family land near Nenagh ...". See - www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/homes-and-property/inte...

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    Bernard Healy

    • 04/Sep/2023 10:30:45

    In the 1911 Census there are a few Moores in Killinagh Lower, which is in the Carbury area. census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Kildare/Kilpatrick/...

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    Bernard Healy

    • 04/Sep/2023 10:33:51

    There is a bus stop called "Moore's Cottage" in Carbury. Near Killina National School. The cottege itself must have been nearby. goo.gl/maps/ZGXeQNpzs6qKuKtX7

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    Bernard Healy

    • 04/Sep/2023 10:57:46

    Okay - I am far from convinced, but look at this streetview. goo.gl/maps/Vb3risqK6sABpAAc8 Select what the property looked like in September 2009 by clicking on the date and MAYBE you have our original cottage, extended a little, but on a plot that looks a lot like our picture. (Click on "See More Dates")

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    O Mac

    • 04/Sep/2023 11:59:29

    Bernard Healy I'd say you're right... while the present cottage (2009) is made of block the boundry hedge behind is similarly close. Also the buildings in the distance may well be those seen on the 25'OSI ... their orientation also looks to be the same as those above. flic.kr/p/2oZUu2q That there's a bus stop in Killina called "Moores Cottage" so close to that cottage is too much of a coincidence.

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 04/Sep/2023 14:20:52

    Hmm ... The shadows and sunny left wall are wrong for that side of the street.

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    Foxglove

    • 04/Sep/2023 14:22:07

    enormous chickens, I fear for the dog! it's the reverse of Fr Douglas "small"/ "faraway" sheep tutorial

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    O Mac

    • 04/Sep/2023 16:28:37

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/32162360@N00/ True... well spotted..

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    DannyM8

    • 04/Sep/2023 19:10:17

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia https://www.flickr.com/photos/91549360@N03https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy If the photo was flipped, would it sort the shadow issue? I have had a look at the flipped photo and it fits reasonably well into the https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy streetview, let me know.

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    O Mac

    • 04/Sep/2023 19:24:22

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/79549245@N06/] I'd been thinking the same. Here it is flipped.. flic.kr/p/2oZUk4h

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    Oretani Wildlife (Mike Grimes)

    • 04/Sep/2023 19:32:26

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/79549245@N06/ I'd say two hens and either a cat walking away, or a baby tapir.

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    O Mac

    • 04/Sep/2023 19:39:59

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/32162360@N00/ re shadows...Maybe the hens stayed and the house crossed the road.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 04/Sep/2023 20:20:22

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeegee I like the baby Tapir concept!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 04/Sep/2023 20:21:27

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/91549360@N03 That does seem to fit.

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 04/Sep/2023 21:45:34

    There was a Great Big Tree there in 1943. See streetview Aprill 2011 - goo.gl/maps/Q5scM3URQPRxoPuu5 IMHO it might be this one, since rebuilt - goo.gl/maps/dArxySs1NphydHSf7 - I really don't know!

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    CASSIDY PHOTOGRAPHY

    • 05/Sep/2023 11:43:13

    Wish I owned this.

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    Foxglove

    • 06/Sep/2023 18:20:46

    ...ach is piscin no cat ni madadh ... sicini mora !