These 16,400 images need to be put on the timeline? Can you help pin their When?

Inniscarra is in Cork!
Description: "A steam ship passing along the quays" the title says but that is a mooring rope at the bows so the ship is going nowhere. WE haven't had an O'Connor image for some time and a visit to Cork in the summer is always good, especially for those from Limerick who have bragging rights! Photographer: Fergus O’Connor Collection: Fergus O'Connor Collection Date: Between 1903 and 12th May 1918 NLI Ref: OCO 288 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Reflections on water in Waterville.
Description: Waterville House in County Kerry where the Kerry County Board, the management team and senior tacticians are meeting to plot the downfall of Tyrone for next weekends All Ireland Football semi final! (Yet another fairy story from the Kingdom) Some of the wonder of this fine landscape from the Eason Collection is lost in mono but it still stands out showing the rugged terrain, the house (apparently in the middle of nowhere) and the bridge on the right with the reflection in the pool. Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 NLI Ref: Eas 2384 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Trainless wheels and a wheeless train - can we arrange a marriage?
Description: Stranorlar railway yard in all it's glory with a vast range of equipment on display. Lest there be any doubters out there there is a dog in this picture - he's called Rover and is in the signal cabin with Patsy Mc Gonagle;-) I love those little bus-like carriages. They must have had a character all their own when full? Photographer: James P. O'Dea Collection:James P. O'Dea Date: September 2nd 1959 NLI Ref.: ODEA 13/78 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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One man and his dog
Description: To end the week we have to go to the seaside and where better than the "Sunny South East" and Ballymoney? Indeed this is Ballymoney as few of us have ever seen it as it is now a haven for fugitives from other parts of the island fleeing congestion and the stress of city/town life for the joys of sun, sea and sand. That man has a glorious golden beach all to himself and yes, there is a dog!!!!!! Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_3704 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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An Observation on Belle Lake by Mr. Poole
Description: Continuing the trend for this week of having a different collection featured each day we have a Poole image as today's offering. An unusual one from Arthur Henri in that there does not seem to be much point to this and he worked on commissions so it would be interesting what the attraction was? Where is it, what is it like now and could the fisherman among us spend some hours casting flies there? Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: Between 1901 - 1954 NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0411 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Cats in hats
Description: A rare visit to the Keogh Photographic Collection this morning with a visit to the ancient city of Kilkenny and a political rally from the last century. "E.T. Keane addresses Sinn Fein supporters in Kilkenny from platform might be interesting as I for one have never heard of him before - but then again I am not from Kilkenny? Photographer: Brendan Keogh Collection: Keogh Photographic Collection Date: insert date NLI Ref: KE143 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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United Colours of ... Shamrock Rovers????
Description: The old Shamrock Rovers ground at Milltown in low sunlight by Mr. Walker makes a change from our usual mono images. A ground with a chequered history with many victories and fewer defeats it's eventual closure was the subject of some controversy. Photographer: Michael S. Walker Collection: Michael S. Walker Collection Date: insert date NLI Ref: NPA WALK46 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Jim Brady, the Navigator
Description: Jim Brady looks happy and at ease in his signal cabin at Killucan back in 1961. This is a typical O'Dea shot though we cannot see his mode of transport on this occasion. There's a lot to see, Jim himself in uniform, badges on display, the "Navigators" wheel, the levers and that jumbled desk. Photographer: James P. O'Dea Collection:James P. O'Dea Date: April 3rd 1961 NLI Ref.: ODEA 24/100 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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The Squall, theatrical production, Theatre Royal, Sydney, 29/8/1944, by Sam Hood
Description: "The audience which saw the opening performance of "The Squall" at the early evening session at the Theatre Royal yesterday laughed quite often, but the play was not a comedy." "THE SQUALL" (1944, September 1). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 4. Retrieved April 19, 2021, from nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17919257 The Squall, theatrical production, Theatre Royal, Sydney, 29/8/1944, by Sam Hood, State Library of New South Wales, Home and Away - 30819, archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110027973
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Up the back of the book or Domnach Airgid - Sunday Silver?
Description: One of the sure things about the Mason Collection is that there will always be a surprise around the corner. This image of a metal plated book cover (?) is titled "Domnach Airgid" which with my basic Gaelic translates as "Sunday Silver". What is/was it? Where was/is it? and where is it now? Photographer: Thomas H. Mason Collection: Mason Photographic Collection Date: 1890 - 1910 NLI Ref: M32/30 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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With a toot toot and a whish of steam
Description: We missed the anniversary by two days but this magnificent steam traction engine would have been worth posting on Sunday had Morning Mary been awake! O'Dea describes it as "Showman's engine back from Stradbally Steam Rally" and it must have been one of the stars of the show there? Photographer: James P. O'Dea Collection:James P. O'Dea Date: August 8th 1968 NLI Ref.: ODEA 59/1 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Clandeboye is very handy boy!
Description: Clandeboye is one of those names that many Irish people will be familiar with but will not know where it comes from or what it looks like so here is a little insight. This fine manorial house standing in rolling, wooded countryside would appear to be either called Clandeboye or be in a place of that name? Our image of Howth Abbey went to Explore over the weekend so thank you all for your input and research! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 1904 or later. NLI Ref: L_CAB_09078 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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The Abbey on the Viking's Head
Description: Staying with the Lawrence Collection to end the week we have a magnificent view of St. Mary's Abbey and Howth before the bay was filled in. I imagine that most people think that the Abbey is a tavern rather than an ancient place of learning and worship/ Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_00856 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Babes, bikes and buckets on Barrack Street in Boyle!
Description: Before I am lynched for describing ladies as "Babes" remember that Morning Mary is allowed a certain amount of artistic licence! A very busy scene on Barrack Street with ladies in hatorific confections, gentleman walking his bike, donkey carts moving and parked while a hackney stands waiting for his fare. We know the where but the when and the who should be interesting. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_07877 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Ship shape on Ship Street
Description: Still in Dublin today but we went South side today to Ship Street at the rere of Dublin Castle. I'm finding it hard to identify any of the buildings in this fine Royal plate but it could perhaps be the PoV? As regards date we can be sure that it was before 1922 if nothing else:-) Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_03083 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Plane crash Katherine River, 22 January 1939
Description: Guinea Airways Limited plane, Lockheed 14H, VH-ABI, Koranga, after crash into the Katherine River, Northern Territory, Australia, 22 January 1939. State Library of New South Wales, collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/.../Yj7ojW49/bO8RwP8kV6O4r On the morning of 18 January 1939 Captain C. R. Clarke had been forced to wait until the heavy downpour of rain eased before he could taxi onto the Katherine Aerodrome runway. He and the other 3 members of the crew were destined for Adelaide but as the plane started its take-off run down the rain-sodden ground it was clear they were in trouble. From his office at the aerodrome, Flying Doctor, Clyde Fenton, watched as the plane took off. Seeing it clear the fence at the end of the runway by less than a metre he immediately knew it was in serious trouble. As he watched the plane plummeted from the sky and he heard a "Final terrific crash, then utter silence”. The Guinea Airways Limited plane had gone head-first into the nearby Katherine River and although Fenton was quick to get to the site, he was unable to save the four occupants. These images were taken by the Sun newspaper four days after the event. "Four Killed When Guinea Airways' 'Plane Crashes At Katherine River". The Barrier Miner. 18 January 1939. collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/Yj7ojW49/7Qvy680X0A33
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Naval manoeuvres on the Galway Mayo border!
Description: What a fantastic photograph from the Lawrence organisation, we are looking out on Irelands only fjord commonly known as Killary Harbour one of only three fjords in Ireland the other two being Carlingford Lough and Lough Swilly. I see the water is flat calm which anyone who knows the area will tell you is a rare occurrence indeed. We have come across Royal visits to this area before, but this looks more like a naval exercise? I am really looking forward to reading your findings on this one. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 Sunday, October 8th 1899 NLI Ref: L_ROY_06469 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Bill Stickers Replay!
Description: There are few better ways of narrowing a Lawrence date range than being able to view a good well positioned poster. In fact, if I could talk to the young Robert French, I would tell him to include as many posters and especially newspaper headline posters in his photos as possible. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 June 1904 NLI Ref: L_CAB_08417 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Elegant waterworks
Description: We will finish out the week with a run of three very interesting Lawrence shots, we start today with a photo of The Waterworks on the banks of the river Lee in Cork. Large Irish waterworks projects suggest Victorian times to me, and we have visited similar projects at Roundwood and Bohernabrenna before. This scheme is different in that it seems to rely on the river for its water supply rather than on reservoirs as is the case with the other two examples. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 1880 - 1899 NLI Ref: L_CAB_01142 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Are they inside the gate or outside the gate?
Description: The pencilled title reads Castlemacgarrett, I think, but I may be wrong. We make an overdue visit to the Wynne Album to view this absorbing photo. Even though it is obviously staged, it does leave us with a few questions to answer. Either way I do not fancy the horses’ chances of jumping that gate and if it was running today at the Galway races in the Latin Quarter Handicap at 8.15pm, I would look for a better specimen of equus ferus caballus to carry my fiver! Photographers: Thomas J. Wynne 1838 - 1893 Collection: Wynne Album Date: Circa 1880’s NLI Ref: WYN55 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Montree, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Description: While looking at this photo during catalogue selection it struck me as a very modern image for the Lawrence collection. I suspect that we will be much nearer the end of the date range rather than the start. The fishing boat in the little inlet will not help with dating as the design of these boats does not seem to change over the years, you could buy a boat very similar in design today and the only difference would be a strengthened stern section to accommodate a small outboard engine. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_05258 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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A tempting tableau of turntable, tower, tracks and trains.
Description: This photo, and in particular the above title is dedicated to Morning Mary who is recovering from a recent operation, we look forward to having her back with us in the very near future. From Wikipedia I see that "In rail terminology, a railway turntable or wheelhouse is a device for turning railway rolling stock, usually locomotives, so that they can be moved back in the direction from which they came". Well, I never knew that the words turntable and wheelhouse were interchangeable. We are in Cork today courtesy of Mr. O'Dea, what can you tell us about this busy photograph. Photographer: James P. O'Dea Collection:James P. O'Dea Date: September 07 1961 NLI Ref.: ODEA 27/81 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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A lovers tryst - a chance meeting?
Description: For many of Arthur Henri's images the people are carefully posed in a formal manner but this, while carefully posed, has a sense of informality about it that is quite charming. The lady's hat is a hatorifically fine confection and the gentleman's dress is "country squire" and they do make a handsome couple. The lady's dress looks as though it has a "bustle" which might help with dating? Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: Between 1901 - 1954 Most likely 1880s. NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0153 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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In their death they were not divided.
Description: Lots of people visit graveyards to look at the headstones and to learn about those who have passed before us. This grave would be of immediate interest to them. It is nothing special until you realise that the two people it holds died on the same day, a husband and wife. There is also the rather cryptic message "Lovely and pleasant in their lives and in their death they were not divided" which asks many more questions than it answers! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 1897 - 1902 NLI Ref: L_ROY_05598 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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The Industrial School at Cappoquin, Co. Waterford.
Description: Any photo of an Irish "Industrial School" reminds us of the awful reports which we have read from inquiries which happened years after most of the people shown in this photo had passed away. There are not many smiles to be seen, smiles were not part of photography then, and I think it is fair to say that smiles were probably not a big part of their lives at that time either. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 186576 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_01437 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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All Quiet on the South Western Front
Description: With a title that reads Red Cross car passing through a village at the South Western Front during the Irish Civil War a car festooned with red crosses passes a group of civilians somewhere in County Limerick during the Civil War. I think we have been nearby before with both the church and that stone wall looking very familiar. Since the crosses look more like the Cross of St. George than the traditional reverse broad Swiss Cross of the red cross this could be misinterpreted had England won last evening! Photographer: W. D. Hogan Collection: Hogan Wilson Collection Date: 25th July 1922 NLI Ref.: HOG111 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Chez Nous or
Description: Ashton Court, Youghal, Co. Cork is far from a humble abode with it's many rooms, balustrades, clock tower and fine Orangery! Right down next to the beach and well sheltered by trees this is/was a prime location. To whom did Ashton Court belong and how does it look today? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 1898 - 1905 NLI Ref: L_CAB_07725 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Winners of the
Description: A happy group of young people wearing funny hats pose for young Mr. Poole on the steps of some building, presumably in Waterford, with a sign HELP - Star of the Sea out in front. We can probably name one of the people with the priest surely the one who commissioned the image Fr. O'Connor. What else can we find out about it and where was it taken? Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: ca. 23 August 1925 NLI Ref: POOLEWP 3320 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Worker at Hadfields Steel works, Sydney, 10 June 1939
Description: Worker at Hadfields (Aust.) steel works, Mitchell Road Alexandria, Sydney, Australia, 10 June 1939, Sun newspaper negatives, State Library of New South Wales, collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/n5lXZZD9/GXwyM5glq6eGa
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Achill tragedy remembered.
Description: Island and coastal communities have suffered more than their fair share of tragedies over the years. The Wild Atlantic Way is more than just tourist phrase and the wind, waves and currents have claimed many lives both young and old. This memorial to a terrible tragedy in Clew Bay is a reminder of that danger and these young lives lost. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 1895 - 1897 NLI Ref: L_ROY_05105 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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High Bridge over the Low Valley
Description: One of my favourite collections is the Stereo Pairs and it feels good to end the week with a fine pair of images of a viaduct across a valley in a hilly countryside. As usual with the Stereo Pairs the location is not readily available but no doubt that won't too long? Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_0881 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Knick knacks for Ballyhack
Description: An ancient ferry site from Ballyhack to Passage on the mighty Suir and today's image shows a snapshot in the history of the service. It seems to be the Waterford shore and the pier at Passage East in the foreground with Ballyhack on the Wexford side. The service continues to this day but there are vehicles doing the crossing now! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 1906 NLI Ref: L_ROY_06524 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Expressions at Luna Park, Sydney, c. 1940
Description: Expressions at Luna Park, Sydney, c. 1940, by R. Donaldson, from film negative, State Library of New South Wales, People Magazine, ON 388/Box 008/Item 035 collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/digital/A5OaeX7kpo3g5
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God lives in 'Blayney!
Description: If God lives in the Temple, then God lives in Castleblayney? This little gem is reminiscent of the Casino in Marino in Dublin, with similar classical design. Continuing our Monaghan Week, we have moved over from the county town of Monaghan to its near neighbour and rival, Castleblayney. I look forward to reading about this Temple, and to see if it still stands! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_08906 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Mist in the hills - power in the valley
Description: Having been led up the garden path, or even the road to Navan, yesterday at least today we have no idea where the scene in this Mason image actually is! A bit overexposed in places but a very interesting scene stretching from the drama in the foreground with the conversation between the men and the viaduct in the valley with industry among the houses. Where is this and what does it look like today? Photographer: Thomas H. Mason Collection: Mason Photographic Collection Date: 1890 - 1910 NLI Ref: M50/19 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Anna Livia - transpires to be Navan
Description: The Liffey in Dublin the title says but where on the Liffey. I can think of a couple of places but the buildings are throwing me. It looks idyllic and is certainly above the weir at Islandbridge as none of the city bridges matches. What does it look like now? Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_1725 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Downtown Ahascragh - or somewhere like it?
Description: After the long weekend and the ending of the lockdown a trip out foreign seems just the thing to start the week! A view out over the roofs of a city somewhat larger than the metropolis of Ahascragh with a distinctive building in the right foreground. Church, Opera House, Railway station???? Photographers: Dillon Family Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon Collection: Clonbrock photographic Collection Date: Between 860 - 1930 NLI Ref: CLON2057 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Don't pay the ferryman...
Description: Staying in Cavan and this time in Virginia, the town called after Elizabeth I, though a beautiful town unlike the Queen. Set on the shores of Lough Ramor in a very rural area, one wonders who were the users of the ferry? And where did it deliver its patrons on the other side? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_10392 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!
Description: Back to the North Coast and to the lovely town of Whitehead today with the Eason Collection, and a visit to the local yacht club! This has most things – ladies in their finery, children playing at the boats, boats, chains and anchors, even boys with their toys, but nary a sail in sight! Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_0838 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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The Boys who fought with heart and hand!
Description: The 1798 Memorial in New Ross town commemorates a time of revolt and carnage that took place mainly in that county, and neighbouring Wicklow. A powerful reminder of a popular uprising that allegedly resulted in more casualties than the French revolution 9 years earlier? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_09607 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Daisy the cow was here!
Description: A nice collection of fresh cowpats on a street in Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh with a nearby drinking trough the obvious attraction! A memorial to those who lost their lives in the South African war would appear to help with the date, while the nearby Memorial Hall adds some substance to the shot! It is Friday so please make allowances. :-) Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_08336 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Calm waters at last
Description: A rare visit to the Fergus O’Connor Collection, and a lovely scene of a single-arched bridge across a seemingly broad expanse of water. It looks idyllic, and being out on that surface in a single scull would be just heaven! Where is it, and does it still stand? Photographer: Fergus O’Connor Collection: Fergus O'Connor Collection Date: Between 1900-1920 NLI Ref: OCO 260 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Leaning on a lamppost in Tralee!
Description: How to confuse a Dublin man? Tell him that Tralee is in Killarney in Co. Kerry! The cataloguer was trying to tell a Kerryman joke while giving the title of this shot as Castle Street, Tralee, Killarney, Co. Kerry! It is a very busy street scene with lots going on. Sunshades down, and plenty of traffic... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_2241 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Rocking around the Clock in Rockingham
Description: Clearly the golfer gave up trying to play his way out of that situation, and brought in the photographer to record the scene so he could shut the naysayers up in the bar in future! The Golf House in Rockingham, Co. Roscommon looks very neat and tidy, apart from the clubs and balls on the floor, but would not accommodate much more than a foursome? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_07333 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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POW Avenue in Belfast, complete with resident canine?
Description: Somehow this image comes with a sense of déjà vu, and one finds it hard to square with Prince of Wales Avenue in Belfast, but that is what the catalogue says and we must go with that? A very rural, dare I say it, almost a seaside atmosphere on this one. Fine houses, well spaced out. would make a very desirable location. And as we know, when it comes to housing, it is all about location, location, location!! +++ UPDATE +++ Huzzah for Rory Sherlock, who gave us a correct location for this one in jig time! Not Belfast, but rather Whitehead, Co. Antrim... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 NLI Ref: Eas 809 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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The King and his Palace in Cork
Description: King Street in Cork City is the location for today’s Lawrence image, and those Corkonians did not have the good grace to stand still while they were being shot! A fine image with lots of movement and detail, but what can we find out about it? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_00809 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Sailor suit and no shoes
Description: Across the Shannon today to nearby Roscommon, and yet another Castle, but this time Castle Street. A Royal plate gives wonderful detail, with children and adults out and about but no real traffic on the street. A few horse apples are spread out which are very good for the roses! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 1901-1914 (Edwardian postbox) NLI Ref: L_ROY_10306 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Donkey day in dear old Skibbereen
Description: Bridge Street in Skibbereen is straight as a die with plenty of young lads, donkeys, and other onlookers in this shot by Mr. French. A fine Royal plate gives us the benefit of lots of detail, but my fading eyesight cannot see a dog anywhere :-) Remember the song? I always loved the final chorus: Oh father dear, the day will come when in answer to the call Each Irishman with feelings stern will answer one and all, I'll be the man to lead the van, beneath our flag of green, And loud and high we'll raise the cry, “Remember Skibbereen!” Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_07532 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Northbridge Suspension Bridge being converted to cantilever construction, North Sydney, ca. 1938, Ted Hood
Description: Northbridge Suspension Bridge being converted to cantilever construction, North Sydney, ca. 1938, Ted Hood, from vintage print, PXA 584/69-92 collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/92e74PbY
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The castle outside the walls
Description: I’ve never seen this castle so I don’t know if it still stands, but the arrangement of a fortified tower OUTSIDE the walls of a military barracks seems counterproductive? An interesting scene with a sentry at the gate and a gentleman speaking to him, while along the wall on both sides are posters. I wish that this had been a Royal plate and they might have been more readable? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_09210 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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The sport of Kings
Description: On the day they plan to fly a drone on Mars, we have this lovely aerial shot of a stud farm somewhere on earth! This fine image is of a fine establishment, with beautifully laid out stables and gallops. Where is/was this? And what does it look like now? Photographer: Alexander Campbell “Monkey” Morgan Collection: Morgan Aerial Photographic Collection Date: April 1955 NLI Ref: NPA MOR967 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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The ruins are not yet ruined...
Description: The Ruins of Tully Church in Kildare don't look too ruined in this Eason image. Perhaps two images were wrongly catalogued? This church looks in good condition, and those standing outside would be in a position to give testimony, but are probably long gone? +++ UPDATE +++ Definitely a bit of rogue cataloguing or “computer says daft thing” going on here. Not ruined. And not Tully Church. We are at least in the right county. This is actually St. Brigid’s RC church in Kildare town. The tower used to have four big statues. “Who pinched the Apostles?” (as the actress said to the bishop) – We can always rely on our beloved beachcomber australia to lower the tone! Thankfully. :) On a more serious note, this church seems to have been rather ill-fated in the statue department, as a statue fell from the new altar inside in 1886, killing Dr. Kavanagh, parish priest. Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between ca. 1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_2545 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Fascinating Fastnet’s fearless construction workers.
Description: One of Ireland’s most challenging and successful engineering projects, carried out in extremely difficult and hazardous conditions. The Fastnet Lighthouse is iconic for mariners who pass through the waters off the south coast of Ireland, and the subject of many fine photographs. It gives Morning Mary the willies even looking at those men on the structure! +++ UPDATE +++ A really striking photograph that would stop most of us from moaning about our working environments! Great to identify one of these men – master stonemason James Kavanagh is in the white coat with his back to the camera. According to many sources, Mr Kavanagh “placed every stone of the lighthouse with his bare hands”. Unfortunately, he died before the Fastnet light came into use. Photographers: Robert S. Ball (Robert Stawell) Collection: Commissioners of Irish Lights Photographic Collection Date: Circa 1900 NLI Ref: NPA CIL136 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Gibson-Battle automotive electrical specialists building, Sydney, c. 1940
Description: Gibson-Battle automotive electrical specialists building, Sydney, c. 1940, by Sam Hood, from vintage print, Hood Collection part II, State Library of New South Wales, PXE 789 (v.9) collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/9gk5dZJ9/rKVXjNbjD7Zz8 Gibson Battle & Co. Limited, merchant engineering company established in 1883. Engineers and manufacturers of production machinery including internal combustion and steam engines, tractors, dragline and earthmoving machinery, conveyors, agricultural industry machinery and transport. In 1961 the company was taken over by Tutt Bryant Limited. The Engineered Products Group currently has four major Divisions supplying Australian industry with pumps, hydraulic systems, mechanical power transmission products and engines.
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General Motors Holden Factory, Pagewood, Sydney, 1940
Description: General Motors Holden Factory, Pagewood, Sydney, 1940, from vintage print, Hood Collection part II, State Library of New South Wales, collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/9gk5dZJ9/byal57ZJR5GLk
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Going for a pint?
Description: After all the looking up yesterday and the struggle to even put the right numbers on houses we felt that everybody needed a wee bit of refreshment, and so a visit to St. James’s Gate and the Guinness Brewery was called for. For that reason, we can now look down and see the entire area surrounding the Brewery with areas north and south of the Liffey as a bonus! Photographer: Alexander Campbell “Monkey” Morgan Collection: Morgan Aerial Photographic Collection Date: June 1955 NLI Ref: NPA MOR1310 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Rathmines in Bohernabreena?
Description: The Rathmines Waterworks in Bohernabreena is the subject of today's image from the Lawrence Collection and is a little bit hard to figure out? The water on the left appears to be a reservoir/lake, while that on the right an outflow/inflow channel? What it looks like today will be interesting to see. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_10549 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Chief Secretary's Lodge now Deerfield, Phoenix Park, Dublin.
Description: Another day in the Phoenix Park is always welcome, especially for any of us living more than 5 Km from there in this time of "lock down". I think I know some of the history of this house, but I am very happy to wait and read the facts you discover before I comment. I have used this strategy before and it has served me well, in that most times what I thought I knew was in fact incorrect. We live and learn! Over to you. +++ UPDATE +++ Really enjoyable stream of comments below that I would encourage you to read – arguments about official buildings in the Phoenix Park, diplomatic relations (FURIOUS Irish Bishops!), missing conservatories, windows that don't match. Not to mention a “blood-stained coat left under the drawing-room couch”... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_02650 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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The job is OXO!
Description: I know, I know! Your deja vus are having a bad case of deja vu, but this photograph of Harcourt Street Station was too good to pass. There is so much to see here, the station itself, the luggage trolleys, the fashion, and the advertising hoardings. The messenger boy’s bicycle parked at the footpath is a real reminder of days gone by, and cheeky devils flying about the streets with their loads for delivery! +++ UPDATE +++ Gorgeous posters in this one! And very helpful they were too. Dates for the fillum Monte Carlo (“As Intimate as a Lady’s Boudoir”, if you don't mind!) in the Irish Times and an excursion to Tramore gave us a really close date of in or around early August 1931. Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 Early August 1931 NLI Ref: Eas 1718 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Business as usual during minor alterations
Description: Back to the ubiquitous Poole Collection today and to the familiar Barronstrand Street in Waterford City. Dollard's and Whelan's shops are undergoing major works, which of itself is not remarkable but the posters on the hoarding should prove both interesting and informative? There are also a nice collection of horse apples on display so can anyone name the horse? Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Collection, Waterford Date: Tuesday, 13 June 1911 NLI Ref: POOLEWP 2298a You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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That sheep may safely graze...
Description: Sheep and cattle grazing in the foreground, a beautiful beach in the middle ground, with a background consisting of a seaside town, but where are we? The Stereo Pairs are generally crystal clear, but unusually this one is a bit blurry in the area near the camera. Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_1848 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Bare feet and brown boots in Limavady
Description: The whole town of Limavady appears to have come out to pose for the photographer in this image. One man even brought his motorcycle, or what we used to call them back in the day "his autocycle"! Boys and girls in their best bib and tucker, some with packages and one with a bag, but nary a sign of a dog!! Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1920 1907 - 1912 NLI Ref: EAS_2865 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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'Braeside' or 'Burnside' under construction, Kidman & Mayoh, shipbuilders, Kissing Point Park, Ryde, Sydney, c. 1920, Arthur Ernest Foster
Description: 'Braeside' or 'Burnside' under construction, Kidman & Mayoh, shipbuilders, Kissing Point Park, Ryde, Sydney, c. 1920, Arthur Ernest Foster, glass negatives, Series 02 chiefly Sydney, ca. 1916-1947,Box 17 No. 178 collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/9O4oZprn/Ddy5xj5RMzVDg Both ships never went into service due to structural issues. The Burnside was sold to the Union Box & Timber Company of Annandale who stripped accessible portions of the structure and in September 1923 what remained of the ship was burnt on the stocks. In December 1923 the Braeside was towed outside Sydney Heads and set on fire. It burned through the night.
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Braeside' and 'Burnside' under construction, Kidman & Mayoh, shipbuilders, Kissing Point Park, Ryde, Sydney, c. 1920, Arthur Ernest Foster
Description: Braeside' and 'Burnside' under construction, Kidman & Mayoh, shipbuilders, Kissing Point Park, Ryde, Sydney, c. 1920, Arthur Ernest Foster, glass negatives, Series 02 chiefly Sydney, ca. 1916-1947, [collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/9O4oZprn/2pjWxXdJvkXvP Box 17 No. 178] Both ships never went into service due to structural issues. The Burnside was sold to the Union Box & Timber Company of Annandale who stripped accessible portions of the structure and in September 1923 what remained of the ship was burnt on the stocks. In December 1923 the Braeside was towed outside Sydney Heads and set on fire. It burned through the night.
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Shuttered shop on the corner of Alexander Street
Description: All these celebrations, and the sherry provided by the Library Hierarchy have given me a hangover, so back to the sobriety of the Poole Collection for today's image. House in Alexander Street commissioned by W. McCoy shows us a fine establishment with lots of potential, and two resident corner boys. What am I offered? +++ UPDATE +++ Well done to you all on reconstructing the lives and livelihoods of those families living and working around Alexander Street. And a special thank you to Paul O'Farrell, who has long been our roving Waterford Correspondent, for establishing a solid enough date for this photograph of in and around 1895. Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Collection, Waterford Date: Between ca 1901-1954 Around 1895 NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0687 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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FLYING HIGH IN CELEBRATION – 90 MILLION VIEWS
Description: Today we are celebrating having reached 90,000,000 views, and to mark the occasion we have been given access to the aerial photography of Alexander “Monkey” Morgan. So for today what could be better than to have a parade, a St. Patrick’s Day Parade to be sure, but with a wonderful view of Dublin’s city centre from high in the sky. Which is where Monkey Morgan was of course! As we post his images in the future, it is going to pose its own challenges seeing places from a very different PoV!!!! +++ UPDATE +++ I think it's safe to say that we're going to very much enjoy the lofty point of view that Monkey Morgan’s photos will give us. We've established the exact date for this one – Thursday, 17 March 1955, and also that the parade started from St. Stephen’s Green at 11am. It went up one side of O'Connell Street, and then back down the other, which certainly seems to give better value to spectators than modern parades. You couldn't miss a thing that way. And 'twas far from a St. Patrick's Festival the parade was in those days. It was sombrely called the Industries Parade, and was organised by the National Agricultural and Industrial Development Association. We found out there were about 250,000 spectators on this day, and thanks to Sharon Corbet, we know there was “a bit of an incident”! Photographer: Alexander Campbell “Monkey” Morgan Collection: Morgan Aerial Photographic Collection Date: Thursday, 17 March 1955 NLI Ref: NPA MOR878 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Is Belfast Fish, Flesh or Fowl?
Description: A wonderful Eason image for today with High Street, Belfast in all its glory. Trams, carriages, sidecars, pedestrians, all on a long, busy High Street with awnings out to protect the windows from the sun. Looking at the long dresses of the ladies, I suspect that it was taken at the early part of the date range – if not before? One thing for sure, there are no microwave hairdo's on display :-) Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Between 1900-1920 NLI Ref: Eas 417 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Lucan, the most exotic place for taking the waters!
Description: Growing up and reading that members of the nobility would travel to far off places to “Take the waters”, it seemed that it was unlikely that we would have something similar close by. Lisdoonvarna in the midst of the wonderful Burren seemed to be an aberration, but due to the nature of the place it seemed understandable. Lucan on the other hand, on the outskirts of Dublin City, might not have been seen in the same light, but here is proof positive that indeed there was a Spa in Lucan. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_09110 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Main Street with a line running through it!
Description: Main Street, Drimoleague, Co. Cork has a rather unusual look to it, with the railway station and line on the one side, and the premises on the other? It does look pristine and very well maintained in this image, but alas is probably no longer like this – or is it? Photographer: Fergus O’Connor Collection: Fergus O'Connor Collection Date: 1900-1920? NLI Ref: OCO 345 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Stand still, it's candid camera!
Description: While everybody else stands still at Mr. French’s request, the lone dog looks disapprovingly at the carter who puts a “ghost” into the photograph! A fine, busy scene on Mill Street, Ennis with lots of people, mostly men and boys, about. The scene has changed somewhat but for the most part remains the same today! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1890-1900 NLI Ref: L_ROY_04486 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Patiently waiting for the fall?
Description: A fine Royal Plate from the Lawrence Collection featuring a geological oddity near Kenmare in Co. Kerry. “Green Stone on Lime” is the title which probably means that it is an erratic dating from the last ice age? Is it still there intact, or has the pollution and the increased movement of people toppled what thousands of years could not do? +++ UPDATE +++ It is still outstanding in its field! And well done, that derangedlemur and that beachcomber australia, for finding this scientific description of our mighty stone wonder in The Irish Naturalist, September 1898, which would have been published around the time this photo was taken: “Carrigacappeen, a very remarkable erratic of Old Red grit, standing on a 6-foot pillar of Carboniferous Limestone, a striking example of denudation by solution since the Glacial Epoch”. We thank you, lemur and beachcomber, our very own "remarkable erratics"! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_04359 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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A jewel in the crown
Description: It has been a long time since we had an image from the Wiltshire Collection, so an early morning view of Iveagh House seems like a great way to redress that loss! This is one of Morning Mary’s favourite buildings in Dublin and the interior is even better than it’s splendid exterior! +++ UPDATE +++ We had a fabulously ghosty story from Bernard Healy about Holy Thursdays in Dublin, and the widespread belief that a cross appeared in one of the windows of Iveagh House – so widespread that crowds used to gather outside in the hopes of seeing the cross. An article in the Evening Herald newspaper from June 1976 confirmed this long-held Dublin belief. Sadly, it seems it was just a great story, and nothing but “a natural flaw in the original glass caused the vision of the cross”. And do read beachcomber australia's story from Trove for a flaming example of a scathing Edwardian burn against Lord Iveagh and his decorating notions... Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire Collection: Wiltshire Photographic Collection Date: 1967 NLI Ref: WIL 35[7] You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Margaret was no Square!
Description: As we prepare for the weekend, we will relax a little with a known location for a change! Margaret Square in Newry with horses, and not donkeys in the shafts, together with cyclists rolling on the American side of the street! It will be interesting to see what we can find out about the shot? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 18651895-1914 (Thanks John Spooner!) NLI Ref: L_ROY_05188 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Rocky beauties
Description: To end a bizarre week, we have this charming image captured during a visit by the Clonbrocks to the Aran Islands. The stub of an ancient cross, set among the rocky fields, and emphasising its age, there are two young locals – a lad and a lassie. What can we find out about it, and when was it taken? +++ UPDATE +++ Well, the best thing we found out about this photograph is that we need to horizontally flip it in our catalogue. The second-best thing is that it was taken before “the twenty-one cottages were built in 1914”. (Thank you, Mike, you're always great for the island information.) Photographers: Dillon Family Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon Collection: Clonbrock Photographic Collection Date: Circa 1860-19301914 NLI Ref: CLON2164 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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The Model School in Enniscorthy
Description: The Model School sounds like a school in miniature, but there are quite a few throughout the country. Some of them are large institutions like this one in Enniscorthy, others are smaller. But they all appear to have been excellent places of education. Morning Mary attended one, and has many happy memories made rosier by the passage of time, no doubt! +++ UPDATE +++ Thanks, Domhnall Sioradáin, for explaining that Model Schools were part of the original model (Domhnall couldn't resist!) for national primary education in Ireland, 1831. Model schools were set up, and older bright pupils would act as monitor apprentices and later become teachers. In 1870, model schools were replaced by 2-year residential training colleges, such as Carysfort in Dublin. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_02041 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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An ecclesiastical complex among the tussocks
Description: The title sums this one up! An ecclesiastical complex in the midst of tussocks of grass. Where, when, and what is it like now? I suspect that this is one that will be joining the “No longer standing” category? +++ UPDATE +++ Thanks to Sharon Corbet's prodigious memory, it turns out that we've visited this location before. It's the Hevey Institute in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. But sure lookit, while it might have been less craic for all of you, it means that another one of our photographs is now Location Identifed rather than languishing in our catalogue as “Institutional building, nine bays wide, (three under pediment of central element) with central tower”. So that can't be bad... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_2178 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Water under the bridge
Description: Dutchy and Jim captured a beauty here with lovely creamy water and a fine three arched bridge somewhere in Ireland! The scene is rugged, rustic and rural with some effort to divert the water just evident at the bottom of the shot. I wonder what it looks like today and does the beautiful bridge still stand? Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_0544 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Lying about on the lines.
Description: And its then I'll repair to the Curragh of Kildare as the song goes and obviously these men have taken that literally. "F" Lines in the Curragh Camp shows lots of wooden walled buildings, some strange fencing around two cannon and several layabouts. Perhaps those who know uniforms can tell us when this was taken and any of the detail around the shot and the area. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_02867 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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No lockdown at Hotel Goldner Loewe
Description: The Clonbrocks could travel and were off to Europe where they took some images that have provided us with great entertainment. This lovely image of a lake/river side scene with boats, hotel and hills on view was taken at "Stolzenfels". Is it correct? Is it still the same and what more can we find out about it> Photographers: Dillon Family Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon Collection: Clonbrock photographic Collection Date: 1901 NLI Ref: CLON645 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Beetles, points and Foynes.
Description: For some reason O'Dea has made the trip down to Foynes in Co. Limerick to view a "Beetle" moving an empty wagon which can only mean that a new piece of kit is being trialed? Foynes was always a small town well down the Shannon Estuary from Limerick City and the ships passed it by to get to the port in the city. This has all changed now and today Foynes is a fine deep water port taking ships that could never have navigated the winding estuary! Photographer: James P. O'Dea Collection:James P. O'Dea Date: iNovember 5, 1968 NLI Ref.: ODEA 62/1 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Mr. Mosley and staff at your service!
Description: Since we are on a run of buildings here is a shop, apparently in Waterford with the staff standing ready to serve! Mr. Mosley had a fine shop with plenty of frontage and even some sideage but where is/was it and and what did they do for a living? Morning Mary was having some issues with WiFi earlier and though I did all this work already obviously it got lost out there in the ether. Apologies and especially to Oaktree Brian who noticed the lack of a title on the image. Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: Between 1901 - 1954 NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0640 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Ghosts of times past in Mullingar
Description: Klaxon - Poster Alert - Klaxon The Market Hall in Mullingar with ghosts walking about and a fine selection of posters on one corner. My eye was drawn to the ladder on the building down the street which is so long that it rises several feet above the level of the building. It reminds me of one in an image of the quay in Drogheda and must have been wobbly to climb and stand on for any length of time? Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 Most likely June or July 1910. NLI Ref: EAS_3697 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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An early picture of Coogee Beach, Sydney
Description: An early picture of Coogee Beach, Sydney, c. 1880, State Library of New South Wales, SPF/628 collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/1Jkm3B5Y
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H marks the spots!
Description: The "Fifteen Acres" in the Phoenix Park from high above with lots of activity on the pitches it would seem. At the bottom right is the Magazine Fort, scene of a famous crime, and the road out to Chapelizod at the very bottom. Generations of Dubliners will have come here to play games at weekends while runners and others will have done circuits in races and training. Rivers of perspiration should abound! Photographer: Alexander Campbell “Monkey” Morgan Collection: Morgan Aerial Photographic Collection Date: ca. 1954 -1957 NLI Ref: NPA MOR2059 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Grimly Gothic Gods Gaff
Description: To a fine Stereo Pairs image of a Gothic church someplace in the country that appears to be newly built. It may be very irreverent but these grim buildings remind me more of places of incarceration rather than places of consolation and worship! Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_2010 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Misty lake of Islands
Description: Lough Erne in County Fermanagh looks beautiful in the early morning mist with the broad expanse of water and the many islands making it a place of adventure and romance! The premises in the foreground has signs of former grandeur with that flag mast, the cast iron gate posts and railing on the balcony. Yet there are signs of neglect with stuff left lying about. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_01106 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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The lady's name was Ivy
Description: A rustic scene with a corner of the Doo Lough Hotel visible in the midst of a verdant foreground with a bleak and hungry looking mountain in the background. The lady standing close to the hotel seems in rather pensive mood as she contemplates going fishing, swimming or boating before lunch? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 1894-1914, probably nearer 1900. NLI Ref: L_CAB_07545 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Laying tram tracks, St Andrews and George Streets, Dunedin, New Zealand, c. 1900
Description: Laying tram tracks, St Andrews and George Streets, Dunedin, New Zealand, c. 1900, by Walter Ernest Messervy Burke. In the background is the "Gleebone Rainbow Hotel." Volume 2: New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, ca. 1892-1950, DGB 4/vol. 2 collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/digital/WkedP5lBGyb0
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What would happen if Clones was cloned???
Description: Continuing Monaghan Week with a slight diversion to meet Mr French and Jaunty, we are with the O'Dea Collection today and to the town of Clones in - wait for it - County Monaghan! The title is "Station and Sheds" and it looks like a complex junction with a water tower in the foreground and an unusual set of sheds in the background. No doubt those lines would have been jammed with carriages for the Ulster finals of yore? Photographer: James P. O'Dea Collection:James P. O'Dea Date: August 31st 1959 NLI Ref.: ODEA 13/41 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit  –  Happy Saint Patrick's Day
Description: We would like to wish all our viewers and commentators a very Happy Saint Patrick's Day I am not sure what river this is, but I do know that Saint Patrick's Day is the day when angling opens on any river that has not already opened on the 1st March. Living close to the River Dodder as a child, I remember the anglers would gather on the 16th March as the clock approached midnight and as soon as the hour had passed, they would fish away in an effort to catch the first trout of the season. It must be said that one or two of the anglers were "the worse for wear" having come to the river directly from closing time at the local pub! Photographer: Fergus O’Connor Collection: Fergus O'Connor Collection Date: 1900-1920 NLI Ref: OCO 235 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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The rocky road to nowhere?
Description: The RFA (Royal Field Artillery?) Barracks in Kildare is the feature of this Eason image, though it looks like a drab and unusual terrace of houses. What were these houses? Were they billets for the troops, or married quarters? +++ UPDATE +++ These were Married Quarters for the Royal Field Artillery in the barracks in Kildare, that went on to be called Magee Barracks from 1938. The odd curvy roof features have survived on some of the houses on what is now Magee Terrace in Kildare Town. John Spooner unearthed some frankly terrifying articles about ‘clean, cosy, and compact’ married quarters, from a woman’s perspective – this one from February 1900... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 1906-1922 NLI Ref: EAS_2570 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Only a shell left...
Description: Coincidentally one week after we had the wedding of a man who was a Garda Superintendent present the night the British Embassy was burned down, we have a Walker image of what remained of the Embassy. A very crowded Merrion Square with lots of cars and jaywalking pedestrians on display! Photographers: Michael S. Walker Collection: Michael S. Walker Photographic Collection Date: 1972 NLI Ref: NPA WALK3 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Hiding your Granny behind the gate?
Description: St. James’ Villa, Malahide in North County Dublin appears to be all alone in the field, but that will have changed dramatically in the intervening years! A gentleman with two young ladies, and what appears to be an older lady, pose for this Eason image. Given that the Eason Collection photographs were generally intended for use as postcards, one wonders what was the significance of this house and/or the family? +++ UPDATE +++ Some beautiful Malahide family reconstructions in evidence here. Everyone seemed to enjoy this one, and a special thank you, An Poc Ar Buile, for your deep dive into newspapers, allowing you to show changes of ownership for this lovely house, St James' Villa, in 1902, 1905, and 1910 (when it was sold as part of the estate of William Parkinson). Bernard Healy then leapt into the fray with evidence about the Parkinson family (not all happy) from family history records. Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-around 1914 NLI Ref: EAS_1864 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Rocky Road to Roundstone Retreat
Description: The Monastery in Roundstone cannot complain at the lack of stone for building! Rocks galore all round and on the other side of the bay, make this a fairly bleak place to found a monastery. The fortified gate is interesting. Was this a protection against Vikings, pirates, or other raiders? We have been to Roundstone recently but this lovely Lawrence image is well worth the return visit. +++ UPDATE +++ Around the rugged rocks, you ragged rascals ran – trying to differentiate between two alleged monasteries in Roundstone, not helped by apparently conflicting dates on 6" maps and the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. Bernard Healy confirmed that “our” monastery was definitely Franciscan, noting that cartographers may have been confusing it with a much earlier Dominican establishment. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_04342 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Waiting for Godot?
Description: It is many years since Morning Mary was in Ballina and even longer since she was in Ardnaree but this sight, apart from the people, is very familiar. On the “wrong” side of the river from the bulk of the town, it was the site of a famous boxing club, but close to many of the attractions of Ballina of that time! I wonder what we can find out about it today? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_07457 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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To the Manor born
Description: The Manor of St. John has that classic sound to it! A place built on the site of a monastery perhaps, or is that the name of the townland? Waterford, where Mr. Poole took so many of his photographs, has some wonderful townland names including Morning Mary's personal favourite “Christendom”, so perhaps “St. John” is yet another? Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Collection, Waterford Date: Between 1890-1910 NLI Ref: POOLEIMP 336A You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Baby beneath the thatch
Description: If I had been told that this was an image from one of the far flung colonies of the British Empire, rather than Glena Cottage in Killarney, that would have been credible! A very fine “cottage” with the finest thatch Morning Mary has ever seen! A fine house with picture windows, beautiful location, and a happy group where one of the women appears to be holding a baby! The Stereo Pairs Collection never fails to delight! Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_0661 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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The Monastery, Kildare
Description: I love the statue in the skylight over the door in this Eason photo of The Monastery in County Kildare. For some reason I think this building is small for a "Monastery" I would have expected something larger and more ecclesiastical. I am interested to see what we learn from your investigations. Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 1935 NLI Ref: EAS_2566 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Safe harbour in Roundstone.
Description: We will begin this week with an image of Roundstone in Co. Galway, with crops in the fields and telephone/graph wires draped across the landscape. The children are out and about which probably means that the schools are on holiday, while there are few boats in the harbour, meaning that the fishing boats are out? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-19141894 (Thank you, Niall McAuley) NLI Ref: L_CAB_04340 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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We came across a cross.
Description: While searching the archive, I came across this photograph of a cross in stereo, and I immediately said to myself, they will never find the location! The catalogue description is equally nondescript. It says “Small rude stone cross of 1 piece” which must be one of the vaguest descriptions in the whole catalogue. Excellent, I thought, this is as tough as it gets. Good luck with the detective work! Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_1886 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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