Bantry Bay Steamship Company Office

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Where: Cork, Ireland

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When: 18 March 1961

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Following on from the Adrigole Pier photo posted this morning, Tin of beansasked to see this photo entitled "Old notice of Bantry Bay steamship company, Glengarriff, Co. Cork."

Not as exciting as it sounded in our catalogue, perhaps?

Date: Saturday, 18 March 1961

NLI Ref.: ODEA 24/38

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
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    guliolopez

    • 11/Mar/2013 14:46:12

    Not at all (Yawn) :)

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    O Mac

    • 11/Mar/2013 14:59:27

    Thanks, But not what expected...Thought it might contain info,dates etc.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 11/Mar/2013 15:03:50

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] The cheek! :)

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 11/Mar/2013 15:04:11

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I know! I got all excited too, until I saw it...

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    Eiretrains

    • 11/Mar/2013 20:34:01

    Ah it's full of interest :) The only remnant of the Bantry Bay Steamship Co., formed in 1883 and from 1900 onwards partly owned by the Cork Bandon & South Coast Railway, hence the CBSCR making an appearance. A ship usually left Bantry at 1pm (Tues, Thurs and Sat) operating to Castletownbere, returning Mon, Wed, Fri mornings. Summer services to Glengarrif and Adrigole were also popular (think this was the 'Prince of Wales' route for tourists). Passenger services ceased 1936, goods in 1946. The corresponding pier at Bantry, built to allow trains to run up to the steamship was then dismantled. I'm almost sure the building photographed is still in-situ despite seeing many years of disuse.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 11/Mar/2013 21:03:47

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/flyingsnail See! One man's trash is another man's treasure. Thank you for all of the information!

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 12/Mar/2013 03:16:34

    Well, it's a sign on a building... Um, it's nice I guess...

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 12/Mar/2013 03:18:37

    Ah, but the CB & SCR on the other sign is for the old Cork, Bandon and South Coast Railway. It opened in 1849 as the Cork and Bandon Railway, changed its name to Cork Bandon and South Coast Railway in 1888 and became part of the Great Southern Railway in 1924. The CB&SCR served the south coast of County Cork between Cork and Bantry. It had a route length of 94 miles (151 km), all of it single track. Many road car routes connected with the line, including the route from Bantry to Killarney. ... Due to economic problems, competition from road traffic and falling passenger numbers, the line closed on 1 April 1961. Rails were sold to Nigeria apparently.

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    Cuddly Nutter

    • 12/Mar/2013 05:48:09

    Can't help wondering what "the Call" refers to..................

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    DannyM8

    • 12/Mar/2013 08:00:25

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanekillen Bantry - Catalogue catalogue.nli.ie › Cork (Ireland) › 1900-1920 Items 1 - 9 of 9 – ... O'Connor Collection are catalogued under the call number OCO 1-OCO 381. ... Students at the Convent of Mercy Lace School in Bantry, Co. :)

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    O Mac

    • 12/Mar/2013 21:03:56

    Same shed? or [http://www.flickr.com/photos/abandonedrailsireland/6177795225/in/set-72157627741759166]

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    Eiretrains

    • 12/Mar/2013 22:56:16

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Certainly same design of shed, as used by the CBSCR at their railway stations. For mapping it for Carol's sake also, here it is at Glengarriff, actually looks a lot smarter now than it did in 1961.

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    RETRO STU

    • 13/Mar/2013 10:37:02

    Thanks Ciaran, that's very interesting. Stuart.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 14/Mar/2013 16:17:32

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/flyingsnail Thanks Ciarán. Added it to map now...

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    guliolopez

    • 14/Mar/2013 17:47:27

    Well look at that. There is something interesting about the shed after all. If only the fact that it still exists. Nice one [http://www.flickr.com/photos/flyingsnail] :)

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    O Mac

    • 21/Mar/2013 10:37:49

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/flyingsnail Thanks...Its great to see such a simple unassuming tin shed survive...and long may it do so...Its important .

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    Dive Controller

    • 15/Jun/2017 05:46:47

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/flyingsnail Great information, Ciaran. Thanks for that. The Steamship Office still exists, saw it in 2016 on a trip to Glengariff, quietly sitting there with few even realizing what it is....

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    Eiretrains

    • 15/Jun/2017 18:35:19

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Thanks Dive, glad to know it's still there!