Main St. Kenmare

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Where: Kerry, Ireland

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Photograph taken between c.1880 and 1914.

Format: glass negative

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1880-1914. Possibly after c.1887 (CTC sign). Possibly before c.1901 (charabanc sign)

NLI Ref: L_ROY_02748

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    Niall McAuley

    • 28/Mar/2012 14:09:52

    The building at left is still the Lansdowne Arms Hotel, see Streetview and the historical OS 25" map at GeoHive.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 28/Mar/2012 14:19:16

    Interesting that it is labelled Main Street. This was originally William Street, and is so named on the 25" map, surveyed sometime around 1900. However, it may have been called Main Street locally before the name was officially changed.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 30/Oct/2017 12:16:22

    "Cork Bantry Glengarriff Killarney Prince of Wales' Route" on the side of the charabanc. Does that imply pre 1901 ?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 30/Oct/2017 17:22:51

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia good point.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 30/Oct/2017 17:33:01

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Map updated - only 6 years late!!!

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 30/Oct/2017 20:29:18

    Here is a bit more about the "Prince of Wales' Route" and a useful map. The four-horse coaches (see the one behind in this photo) were an extension of the Cork Bandon and South Coast railway between Bantry and Killarney, primarily used for tourist traffic. www.invectis.co.uk/cork/cbscr.htm & en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cork,_Bandon_and_South_Coast_Railway

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 30/Oct/2017 20:32:45

    ... And a 1896 book, published by the Irish Tourist Development Pub. Co. which should have full details - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000182211 . Betting Mr French / Lawrence was sponsored by the ITD to do a series of photos c. 1895 ?!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 31/Oct/2017 06:28:42

    I see a CTC sign above the name of the Hotel, introduced from 1887 per the Cycling UK website.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 01/Nov/2017 09:48:09

    Nice - Thanks https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley! I have updated the note to match....

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    Niall McAuley

    • 31/Mar/2021 11:28:42

    RIC man in a tall helmet suggests before 1900, when they started wearing a peaked forage cap.