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Where: Cork, Ireland

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When: 09 August 1920

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Miss Mannix, niece of Archbishop Daniel Mannix, Archbishop of Melbourne, milking a cow on her father's farm at Deerpark, Charleville, Co. Cork (where the Archbishop was born).

Photographer: W.D. Hogan

Date: Circa Monday, 9 August 1920 (published on that day in the Irish Independent)

NLI Ref.: HOG186


Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    • 09/Aug/2011 09:00:27

    Very docile and obliging cows. Try milking an untethered cow - usually, they just walk on leaving you and pail behind.

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    • 09/Aug/2011 11:15:18

    Excellent photo but I suspect it was a bit staged? As Stu says milking in a field is likely to leave you sitting on your rear as the cow walks off looking for greener grass. It does show a few changes from present day farms though, such as the horns on the cows, you'd never see them today.

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    • 20/Nov/2011 21:10:18

    I think I see a spancel on the back left leg of the cow, hidden by the bucket on the other side, fettering would have made the staging of the photo a bit easier.

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    • 21/Nov/2011 09:47:15[email protected]2 Well spotted. Never noticed it before!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 21/Nov/2011 13:35:40[email protected] Me either! So thanks to for spotting this...

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    Sole & Luna

    • 06/Feb/2012 13:57:58

    A really nice shot!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 31/Jan/2013 10:31:58

    Here is the badly-transcribed Mannix family in the 1911 census. (The bio of Bishop Mannix above gives the farm location as Deerpark, Charleville, and the GeoHive OS 25" shows Deerpark in Rathgoggan North, where a browse of the census shows only one Mannix family, and sure enough, the father is Timothy). If the girl milking above is 19, she is Helena, if 17, Lizzie, if 16, Mary. I don't think she is as young as Agnes at 13.