Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
I think there's more going on here than electioneering!
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?
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...
The shop in the background left, seems to be called SEYMOUR & CO, with DILLON on the awning to the right.
Streetview in Abbey Street/O'Connell Square, Ennis. Dillon and Seymour are both in the 1893 Guys for Ennis.
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!
Great - thanks https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley - have updated the map. Much appreciated!