January 31, 1866

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Where: Galway, Ireland

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When: 31 January 1866

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And this is Ambrose Congreve reading a newspaper at Clonbrock House, Ahascragh, Co. Galway. Unfortunately it's not possible to make out which newspaper or any of the text...

Date: Wednesday, 31 January 1866

NLI Ref.: CLON422


Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    • 31/Jan/2012 13:01:04

    Maybe The Irish Times? Ambrose Congreve was born on 16 January 1832.3 He was the son of John Congreve and Hon. Louisa Harriet Dillon.2 He married Hon. Alice Elizabeth Dillon, daughter of Robert Dillon, 3rd Baron Clonbrock and Hon. Caroline Elizabeth Spencer, on 26 July 1866.1 He died on 15 March 1901 at age 69. He gained the rank of Lieutenant in the service of the 2nd Life Guards.3 In 1871 High Sheriff. He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of County Waterford.3 He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for County Waterford.3 He lived at Mount Congreve, County Waterford, Ireland

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    • 31/Jan/2012 13:14:52

    It could be a legal document? A list of evictions planned for the next two years and the likely benefits in shooting rights that might accrue? Nah! I'm just being cynical today!

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    • 31/Jan/2012 13:37:00

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/costi-londra Thank you for that. And the most recent Ambrose Congreve died just last year, aged 104!

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    • 31/Jan/2012 13:37:43

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/swordscookie Oh, you are cynical today! Think it definitely was a newspaper...

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    • 31/Jan/2012 14:57:56

    the companion is just as interesting as the lady! So nice to see these old "present moments"!

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    • 31/Jan/2012 15:45:47

    Nice comb over

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    • 31/Jan/2012 16:11:17

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland and a tabloid too!

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    • 31/Jan/2012 16:37:08

    Probably Beards Weekly or its rival The Daily Beard. .

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    • 31/Jan/2012 18:54:11

    If only there was a National institute or "Library" of some sort that held a historical archive of Newspapers. :)

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    • 01/Feb/2012 12:30:16

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/boc] Online newspaper resources include www.irelandoldnews.com/ www.irishnewsarchive.com/ www.irishtimes.com/archive/ The NLI has its own newspaper archive www.nli.ie/en/newspapers-publishing-in-ireland.aspx

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    • 01/Feb/2012 19:47:31

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Excellent that you're enjoying 'em!

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    • 01/Feb/2012 19:51:53

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpoolbeach We do indeed, which should please http://www.flickr.com/photos/boc no end! ;)