Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
Interesting photo this because not much has changed in the interim. Shannon Rowing Club in the centre still stands though no longer the force it was in Iris rowing. On the left you can see parts of the Limerick Boat Club which is still there also. The portion of the bridge you see once swung in an arc to permit movement of boats and small ship to go beyond what is now Sarsfields Bridge. The statue on the left I was led to believe as a child was the son of the Lord Gough whose statue was blown up a number of times in the Phoenix Park. They were more successful with this one as the poor lad ended up in the Shannon. In fact as phlgils states below it was of John Fitzgibbon who died during the Charge of the Light Brigade at Balacalva! It has been replaced by a memorial to the 1916 uprising having statues of people with local connections therein. The building you can see on the right was either part of or beside Spillanes or Clunes tobacco factory and was still there into the 1950's.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/swordscookie Excellent! Thank you so much for all of this information - all in just one photo, you have a formidable memory...
Going through my favourites and came across this one. This was more the "Quays" than the "docks" in Limerick. I took a photo there just last week www.flickr.com/photos/swordscookie/6475948097/in/photostream and as you will see little has changed. The ship is berthed at Harveys Quay in the basin below the swing bridge and may have been waiting for it to open before going up past it.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/swordscookie Amazing! Almost exactly the same spot...
Actually the statue is of John Fitzgibbon who killed in Balaclava in the Charge of the Light Brigade in 1850
Phil Gilson, Brooklyn NY USA
You're quite right phlgils, I have amended my comment above. I was always led to believe as a child that it was the son of Lord Gough, but the youths name was John FitzGibbon, son of the notorious Earl of Clare who was a main mover in the Act of Union that took away Grattans Parliament and postponed the Catholic Emancipation by many years!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] http://www.flickr.com/photos/swordscookie This image is very sparsely tagged. If either of you feel the urge to share your Limerick knowledge by tagging this photo, it'd be great...
Now NLI howzat???
http://www.flickr.com/photos/swordscookie Zat would be perfect! Go raibh maith agat. Having a think about the next lot of eccer I can set for you... :D
Geohive 25" OSI map link.
According to the NIAH, the foundaiton stone for the Shannon Rowing Club was laid in 1896, and it was finished c1902, so we are at least a few years into the 20th century here.