The Fisherman aka Tadhg Devane

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Where: Kerry, Ireland

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When: 01 June 1963

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A moment of pure merriment captured in Portmagee, Kerry.

All of us here at the National Library would like to thank Mossy Carey, Gerard and staff of the Moorings Bar, and the wider community of Portmagee, Co. Kerry for their help in identifying our lovely fisherman. Thanks to their hard work, we now know that this is Tadhg Devane, who would have been around 58 at the time this photo was taken. Tadhg died in 1968, aged 63.

As Mossy reports: "He was a fisherman, boat-builder and, as read on his face by so many Flickr enthusiasts, a great character. The Devanes, like the tribe of Dan, abode in boats and came originally to Portmagee from Dingle. His daughter, Mary, and family and his niece, Helen, still live in Portmagee."

Photographer: Richard Tilbrook

Collection: Tilbrook Photographic Collection

Date: June 1963

NLI Ref.: TIL745

You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    Swordscookie

    • 07/Sep/2011 08:57:09

    Kerry had just won the All Ireland for the umteenth time? Nice happy shot.

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    Christine Rose..,

    • 07/Sep/2011 11:44:32

    Excellent lovely smiling face,

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    Brian Mulligan.me

    • 07/Sep/2011 21:28:07

    What a cracking picture, someone down there must know this man! It would be great to identify him for family members or locals.

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    Sheba78

    • 07/Sep/2011 21:31:19

    That's an infectious smile - I couldn't help grinning.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 08/Sep/2011 07:31:10

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/int0lerant Absolutely! This pic taken in 1963 - must be someone who remembers or is related to him...

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 08/Sep/2011 07:32:00

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I know! Pure divilment sparkling in those eyes...

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    Myrtle26

    • 18/Jan/2012 22:11:30

    The photograph is of Tadhg Devane (d.1968 aged 63), Portmagee, Co Kerry. He was a fisherman, boat-builder and, as read on his face by so many Flickr enthusiasts, a great character. The Devanes, like the tribe of Dan, abode in boats and came originally to Portmagee from Dingle. His daughter, Mary, and family and his niece, Helen, still live in Portmagee. Many thanks to the owners, staff and customers of The Moorings Bar and Restaurant for making assurance of this identification double sure.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 18/Jan/2012 22:28:54

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I can't believe it! This is thrilling - so Tadhg would have been about 58 when this photo was taken? Did you show this picture to the Devanes or just in The Moorings?

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    Brian Mulligan.me

    • 18/Jan/2012 22:43:51

    Fair play to you Myrtle26 (if that is your real name) : ) Its great that you took the time to find out who this is, brilliant work!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 18/Jan/2012 23:01:34

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] What [http://www.flickr.com/photos/int0lerant] said! :) Can't wait to get into work tomorrow to tell my colleagues about this (and how brilliant our Flickroonies are!), and to add the information to the NLI catalogue record for this photo! Ding, Ding, Ding! The NLI Flickr Bell is going like the clappers today. An exact date established for Up Sinn Féin and a name for this lovely Fisherman!

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    Myrtle26

    • 18/Jan/2012 23:48:57

    National Library and Flickr enthusiasts: I emailed picture to Gerard in Moorings today and when I called in this evening everyone had seen it, as it had been checked and rechecked. All sent me to the family to make assurance double sure. This is a modern picture by National Library standards, yet one can see positive identification begin its melancholy, long withdrawal from one's grasp.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 19/Jan/2012 20:22:08

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] You're very good to double check! I showed this to some colleagues today, and they were just as thrilled. Everyone loves this photo, and it was so great to put a name to a much-loved face... Will you please thank Gerard and all in The Moorings from everyone at the National Library?

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    Myrtle26

    • 19/Jan/2012 22:39:51

    Of course, everyone here is grateful. Thanks a thousand times to the National Library of Ireland and Flickr for extending this wealth of photographic record to us down here in South Kerry.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 20/Jan/2012 08:47:12

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Not at all! We owe you and all at The Moorings a great debt of gratitude... You're now our honorary South Kerry consultant, so beware, I'll be after you for help! :)