Long shot high angle docks basin, Wellesley bridge of 5 arches and navigation arch in background, Harbour, Limerick

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Where: Limerick, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1870

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Photograph taken between ca. 1860 and 1890

After contributions from O Mac, Niall McAuley and Tonyheaney there is consensus that this was taken from atop Saint Mary's Cathedral, almost certainly before c.1880 (no clock on floating dock), and possibly before c.1870 (no rowing clubhouse).

Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883. Possibly c.1870

NLI Ref: STP_1614

For more photographs in this and other collections see National Library of Ireland catalogue: catalogue.nli.ie/


Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    O Mac

    • 12/Apr/2016 23:49:38

    No sign of clock tower at the floating dock which would date photograph pre 1880. www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 15/Jun/2016 06:16:38

    Is the photographer up on Saint Mary's Cathedral?

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    • 04/Sep/2017 11:48:34

    The photo was obviously taken up on Saint Mary's Cathedral tower. The Shannon Rowing Club is missing here and it was founded by Sir Peter Tait in 1868 and has a very elegant clubhouse on the northern side. Assumption 1 - Before 1868 But the Limerick Rowing Club was founded in 1870 and has a simpler structure on the southern side. Assumption 2 - After 1870, There is no sign of The Dock Clock down in Steamboat Quay which was built in 1880. Assumption 3 - Before 1880 Final Date Assumption is 1867 National Library of Ireland, what say you?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 04/Sep/2017 12:25:22

    Thanks https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]. I concur. And have tweaked the description to reflect!

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    • 04/Sep/2017 19:41:49

    I have been pouring over these photos with such curiosity and intensity and the more I look at these images the more my heart skips a beat just to see my home as I have never been seen before. I almost feel like I have been living in 1890 Limerick for the past few weeks, and as such, I have become intimately acquainted with Oul Limerick.

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    • 25/Mar/2020 17:46:05

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I don't know how I missed this image of my native place. There is so much to see in this very unusual shot which would appear to have been taken from the tower in St. Mary's Cathedral. The factory Niall McAuley had noted on the right of the image is/was Cleeves Factory where they made the most amazing, filling plucking Cleeve's Toffee! To the left of the bridge (which I will mark with a note) is the Spillane's Tobacco Factory which was replaced by a Dunnes Stores which building has recently been taken over by University of Limerick!