Election campaigning, busy street scene

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Where: Clare, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1918

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NLI Ref.: Ke 146

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    vandillo

    • 19/Jul/2011 15:18:22

    I think there's more going on here than electioneering!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 19/Jul/2011 20:40:59

    Mmm, looks as if a row is about to break out alright, but not entirely convinced that it's genuine. There's something a little staged about this shot. What do you think?

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    vandillo

    • 20/Jul/2011 15:52:39

    I know what you mean, but I think if it was staged, it would look even more stagey - if you know what I mean. The figures moving on the left look pretty random, and the main man with his back to us does look in motion. Whatever's going on, it's fascinating - the policeman looks like he's being held back by the elderly man, who's being held back by the girl...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 16/Jun/2016 15:57:21

    The shop in the background left, seems to be called SEYMOUR & CO, with DILLON on the awning to the right.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 16/Jun/2016 16:27:41

    Streetview in Abbey Street/O'Connell Square, Ennis. Dillon and Seymour are both in the 1893 Guys for Ennis.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 16/Jun/2016 16:50:24

    Seymour & Co, Ennis are still going in 1911, as Henry Knight works there. Dillons were at #1 Abbey St, there was a controversial by-election in East Clare in 1917, won by De Valera, the Keogh collection includes photos of De Valera speechifying in Ennis.... I added a note and streetview for an architectural detail at right - I am sure now: This is O'Connell Square, Ennis, June or July 1917. 99 years ago!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 17/Jun/2016 15:19:47

    Great - thanks https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley - have updated the map. Much appreciated!