O'Gorman Brothers Garage

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Where: Waterford, Ireland

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When: 15 April 1922

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We know from a lot of work done here previously, that this was taken in Clonmel. It was requested by Desktop 123 whose specialist subject is definitely the O'Gorman's. (Always happy to take requests!)

Date: Saturday, 15 April 1922


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    • 10/Nov/2012 16:45:10

    The registration plates noted are from Tipperary South Riding, does not add much for the purposes of dating the photo. HI 1 to HI 9999 (Dec 1903 - Sep 1954).

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    Desktop 123

    • 10/Nov/2012 17:03:11

    O’Gorman premises (Head Office, Sales Department & Showrooms) at 36 & 37 Parnell Street, Clonmel, Tipperary. Comments: I believe the 2 Fords (with starter handles) are the same type? The strange, very clean car windscreen. The near front side, wonky looking wooden wheel. A shop front display, comprising of a radiator, starter handle and lights! Car registration 'HI 424' on the radiator. And a werewolf of place, next door to the premises! See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O'Gorman_Coach_Builders This showroom is next to Hearns Hotel(which is still there today), where Charles Bianconi established his horse-drawn coach travel empire.

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    John Spooner

    • 10/Nov/2012 17:11:58

    A Fordson tractor of the sort produced in Cork 1919 - 1922 www.flickr.com/photos/jerseyjj/3371720622/

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    • 10/Nov/2012 18:19:46

    are there any car spotters who can ID this type of car ?? www.flickr.com/photos/foxglove/26210392/ its an old photo from Newry, man by the wheel was a local doctor and his driver standing off side

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    • 10/Nov/2012 19:59:23

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Desktop 123 "...werewolf of place next door" hehheh! That's a perfect description.

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    Gerry Ward

    • 11/Nov/2012 02:31:49

    Are these premises and Hearns Hotel the same building?

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    Desktop 123

    • 11/Nov/2012 11:10:57

    Hi Gerry – O’Gorman Bros. Automobile Engineers (36 & 37 Parnell St. – Now shops Subway & Celtic) aren’t the same property as Hearn’s Hotel (34 & 35 Parnell St.), although they do look similar. 36 & 37 Parnell St. must have been demolished and new shops built a bit further back from the Road (in line with that old 'werewolf' building – thanks Plaisanter). I notice the 11 left-hand-side white bricks, between the new shops and Hearn’s Hotel (See Google map)are still there. Old Charles Bianconi was using Hearn’s hotel, nearly 100 years before the O’Gorman's moved in next door.

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    • 11/Nov/2012 23:25:31

    The quoins on the left of the building are all that now remains and can be seen in the streetview image here maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ll=52.353534,-7.698841&a... And the "werewolf" building is still there further down - it's the one with the archway and railings - now clean-shaven!

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    Gerry Ward

    • 12/Nov/2012 16:02:44

    Interesting that the quoins and the fluted pilaster were retained!