Harbour, Liscanor, Co.Clare

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Where: Clare, Ireland

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Photograph taken between ca. 1880 and 1914.

Format: glass negative

Part of: National Library of Ireland Lawrence Collection.

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

NLI Ref: L_ROY_08756

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    Galway Pete

    • 01/Jun/2011 22:15:42

    Great point of view. a fine image.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 02/Jun/2011 09:29:50

    Love the upturned boats - always make me think of a sleek pod of whales (small!) sleeping on the shingle...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 28/Mar/2012 14:32:15

    Streetview does not get very close to the same spot...

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 16/Jul/2012 18:54:14

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Thanks Niall.

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    O Mac

    • 31/Jan/2016 10:55:03

    The same image appears on a Gallaher cigarette card #475 from 1910. The schooner is the Rhoda from Coleraine as seen here. There is an nameplate of a "G.A Watson and Co. Ltd" on one of the wagons. G.A.Watson was a stone merchant based in Liverpool. According to here the company was incorporated in 1900, in financial difficulties by 1906, in the hands of a receiver in 1908 and dissolved in 1911. Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland report for 1905-06 show harbour works were ongoing in 1904. (They are only proposals prior to 1904.) The following year's report (1906-07) mentions " the works are finished except for some rock excavations in the bed of the harbour which the contractors have great difficulties in dealing with" In the reverse shot some of these excavated rocks can be seen along with a boiler to provide steam to the winch which pulled the quarry trucks up the tracks that are running down into the harbour In 1908 the commissioners are going to give up on the contractor because he can't get the rock out. A A receiver was appointed 1909 nothing much has changed By 1910. The commissioners have sent in their own dredger and works are completed. Post 1904 Pre 1910