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Where: Cork, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1910

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And here's no. 12 of our "unknown location" Fergus O'Connor photos!

Had hoped that there'd be at least some pretence of difficulty locating this one, but it was not to be... Using the shop owned by Deasy's, a census search, and Google Street View, Niall McAuley tracked this street corner down to Dillon's Cross on the Ballyhooley Road in Cork.

Meanwhile, whatsthatpicture overlaid this photo on Street View on his Historypin channel to great effect - as he says, "use the fader bar at the bottom"!

And thanks to Mogey for finding us this location on the OSI historic maps.

Date: 1910?? (but definitely between 1900 and 1920)

NLI Ref.: OCO 377

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
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    Niall McAuley

    • 22/Jun/2012 12:56:04

    Shop is labelled Deasy, so I searched the 1911 census for "Deasy" with "shop" in occupation, 4 results. Checked Creagh, Skibberreen, too rural. Ballyhooley Road, Cork on the other hand: Dillon's Cross.

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    DannyM8

    • 22/Jun/2012 13:02:17

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Great Work, be careful with your note on that dog - it may be stuffed and not count..............

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    eyelightfilms

    • 22/Jun/2012 13:08:42

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Hats off to you.

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    mogey

    • 22/Jun/2012 13:13:11

    maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V1,568636,573041,7,9 taken when a camera brought everyone out on the street!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 22/Jun/2012 13:15:16

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] Half an hour, Niall? You're losing your touch! :D Have to say, I wasn't really seeing it at first from the angle on Street View, but once I looked at it from a few angles it looks spot on. Is this Ballyhooley Road the road that leads to our Ballyhooly?

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    D J McLaughlin

    • 22/Jun/2012 13:16:00

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Well done!

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    whatsthatpicture

    • 22/Jun/2012 13:59:01

    The Street View overlay on this one was so good that I have taken the liberty (under the Flickr Commons license) of adding this image to my Historypin channel - see www.historypin.com/map/#!/geo:51.908987,-8.455156/zoom:11... (use the fader bar at the bottom)

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    Niall McAuley

    • 22/Jun/2012 14:37:09

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/whatsthatpicture neat!

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    eyelightfilms

    • 22/Jun/2012 15:28:31

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/whatsthatpicture That's brilliant. Like a window. To a world of ghosts.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 22/Jun/2012 19:26:39

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/whatsthatpicture No "liberty" at all, James, delighted with the effect! Added your link into the description above...

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    whatsthatpicture

    • 22/Jun/2012 20:46:10

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] thanks [http://www.flickr.com/photos/eyelightfilms] what a lovely way to describe it [http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] glad you like it. For those who are interested in maps and old pictures, from www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/map/ you can see NLI currently have 769 geotagged images. A better way of looking at these is to see them in Google Earth, which you can do via www.whatsthatpicture.com/flickr/commons.kml?owner=4729094... (you'll have to have Google Earth installed first). Carol, I have written an automatic export/import tool to bulk transfer images from Flickr to Historypin if you're interested in setting up a channel? They'd look fantastic, and I'm happy to give you a hand.