The Square, Rathdowney, Co. Laois, 1990

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Where: Laois, Ireland

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When: 04 September 1990

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Taken by photographer, Matilda Cooney, who noted that the scene was "pretty much unaltered".

You can compare this view of The Square at Rathdowney with its companion photo taken approximately 90 years earlier as part of the Lawrence Photographic Project 1990/1991, where one thousand photographs from the Lawrence Collection in the National Library of Ireland were replicated a hundred years later by a team of volunteer photographers, thereby creating a record of the changing face of the selected locations all over Ireland.

For further information on the Lawrence Photographic Project, read all about it on our NLI Blog.

Date: Tuesday, 4 September 1990 at 10:45 (weather conditions - sunshine)

NLI Ref.: LPP_31/5


Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    Scadán Dearg

    • 08/Nov/2012 09:14:40

    Always barrels outside Perrys

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    • 08/Nov/2012 09:22:04

    Looking forward to seeing more of these, great to hear they're now available.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 08/Nov/2012 10:02:44

    [] Well, we're up to Laois so far, but that leaves plenty more to come... Have a look at the whole set!

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    • 08/Nov/2012 12:03:58

    They're fascinating. Really enjoyed going through the whole stream yesterday, a wonderful resource. I posted a small edit of the photos here:

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    • 05/Jul/2015 00:52:16

    My first job was working in Perrys for Liam Walsh when I was 16 (1980) ,,,,jeeessss I am old!