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Lurganboy, Co. Leitrim
Description: We needed a change from the tragedy of yesterday and where better than Ireland's least appreciated and really beautiful county of Leitrim? Lurganboy looks a bit damp but you have men at work and naturally you have men watching the men at work but what is it that the man in the bowler is holding? While the discussion on today's image was almost quieter than the scene itself, we do have confirmation (from Fred Dean Snr) of the location. Including an unequivocal "then and now" comparison via Google StreetView.... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1920 NLI Ref: Eas 2643 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Tynan Abbey, Co. Armagh
Description: This fine looking building in County Armagh will start our week. It would not look out of place in any of our near British or European neighbours. Does it still stand or has it fallen victim to time and 'progress'? Regrettably, based on today's inputs (including from Fred Dean Snr who points us to the building's Wikipedia entry) we have added this image to our "no longer standing" album. Long associated with the Stronge family, the building was the site of terrible events during the Troubles - in which the then elderly 8th Baronet and his son were killed. The building we see here was burned down in the same event, and demolished the following decade. Only the arch of the frontdoor remains..... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_03047 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 gun
Description: One with very few clues today to end the week and what looks like an early Stereo Pairs shot. A man on his own standing on a stone jetty with a heavy cannon gun beside him. In the background is a conical bare hill/mountain. What I would really like to know today is what was the gun called? Based in no small part on inputs (and a corroberating photo) from mcginley2012 it is confirmed that this cannon is on the lake shore of Ballynahinch Lake in County Galway. Apparently "found" in the lake it was perhaps placed here as part of the demesne for Ballynahinch Castle (now a hotel)..... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_1406 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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William Robert Caldbeck RIP
Description: Nothing as exciting or as lively as Dad and Sean Lemass in this shot from Mr. Poole. A gravestone of William Robert Caldbeck who died in early middle age in a well kept grave somewhere. Who was William and where was he buried? With thanks to sharon.corbet, mcginley2012, and Niall McAuley we have answers to the key questions here. On the "where", it is confirmed that William Robert Caldbeck's gravestone is in Guilcagh Cemetery, about 2 miles south of Portlaw. On the "who", William himself was postmaster and shopkeeper in Portlaw, County Waterford, and was clearly much loved by his friends in the area - as they erected a fountain in his memory and which still stands in the town. On the "when", as the grave and gravestone look especially fresh, it seems likely that this dates from quite early in the proposed catalogue range.... Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: Catalogue range c.1901-1954. Likely early in range. NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0579 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Boxes, shovels and corner boys!
Description: This is a cracker of a shot from the Stereo Pairs Collection with terrific detail and all kinds of jewels in the form of merchandise outside the doors of the shops. Where is English Street and where did Peter Fitzsimons have his shop? I look forward to the information emerging on this during the course of the day! With thanks in particular to Ger Cos (with corroberation from [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] and [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia]), this is "location identified". As the corner of Church Street and English Street in Downpatrick, County Down.... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_2219 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Bringing light into darkness
Description: Standing proud and distinctive on Wicklow Head the lighthouse was an essential beacon for the many ships sailing along the Irish Sea. Our great hope is that we can get a little more information on it than we did on the Emmetts Cricket Club from Skerries? With thanks in particular to sharon.corbet, Niall McAuley and BeachcomberAustralia we learned that there are actually a number of lighthouses on Wicklow Head. This quick flyover video shows their relative positions. One of the earliest examples, the "Rear Lighthouse" is "behind" the photographer here, further inland, and was built in 1781 and is now a holiday rental operated the the Irish Landmark Trust. The most recent, somewhat over the "hump" we see here and closer to the water, was built in the 19th century and is still active and operated by the Commissioners of Irish Lights. The one pictured here, effectively between the other two, dates from the 18th century, but is apparently seen here after some 19th century developments. The "outbuildings" are no longer standing - though the tower itself remains.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_09039 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Australian troops training at Palm Island, 1914, F. S. Burnell, PXA 2165
Description: Australian troops, machine gun section training at Palm Island, 1914, Frederick Spencer Burnell, from unpublished album of photographs used in the book 'How Australia Took German New Guinea', State Library of New South Wales, PXA 2165, archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110581586
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Sail and steam in harbour
Description: Returning to matters maritime once more we have a very busy harbour scene with steam and sailing ships berthed beside quays somewhere. In the background can be seen many stacks denoting industry and in the foreground is a quay with imported timber. Wherever it was business appears to have been booming at that time but where was it? With thanks to [https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet] it seems almost certain that this was taken in Drogheda, County Louth..... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_2096 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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On the beach
Description: A scene from a beach, apparently in Achill, where the locals are gathered with tins, buckets, boats and nets. What is really unusual and demands some explanation is the man inspecting the nets while holding a gun? (Incidentally this is the first time I can recall uploading an "Imperial" sized image to this stream. I shall have to study it carefully to see the difference such a significant size will make.) We are on Dooagh Beach, thanks Niall McAuley I think we can understand that the peopel we see had a hard existence, it is nice to see some of them playfully pose for the camera. BeachcomberAustralia provides a piece from the magnificent Trove website curated by our friends from The National Library of Australia where we see Michael Davitt pleading for the building of Piers and Harbours for the fishermen in the area, Davitt argues that at little expense the construction would save uncounted lives and increase fishing productivity. There is evidence of a small pier in the streetview, I wonder how long after this photo it was built? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1880-1900 NLI Ref: L_IMP_1289 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 street where you live...
Description: Starting the week with a Stereo Pairs image of a terrace of houses on a broad street many of them decorated with elaborate wrought (cast) iron balconies. I wonder where it is and if it appears on Streetview today! I expected this photograph to pose more of a challenge to our intrepid investigators, but within minutes of posting the location had been identified as Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_2347 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Out standing in his own field?
Description: We don't often get the chance to admire the Stereo Pairs Collection so it is great to be able to do so! This noble statue of a man on a plinth complete with a globe in a very fine setting should provoke some interest? Who was it? Where was it and does it still stand? Compliments of sharon.corbet we learn that this is William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse KP PRS HFRSE (17 June 1800 – 31 October 1867) was an Anglo-Irish astronomer who had several telescopes built. His 72-inch telescope, built in 1845 and colloquially known as the "Leviathan of Parsonstown", was the world's largest telescope, in terms of aperture size, until the early 20th century. From 1807 until 1841, he was styled as Lord Oxmantown and from 1841 as Baron Oxmantown. Niall McAuley provides details of the Sculptor John Henry Foley, we have come across his work many times before, please see the comments below. Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883. After 1870 NLI Ref: STP_2276 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 Royal Opera House, Stockholm, Uppland, Sweden
Description: The Royal Opera House with the Opera Terrace, at Kungsträdgården park (King's Garden) in Stockholm city. The Opera house was built in 1892-1898. Lithograph after drawing from 1893 by Robert Haglund. Kungliga Operan med Operaterrassen, vid Kungsträdgården i Stockholm. Operahuset byggdes 1892-1898. Litografi efter teckning från 1893 av Robert Haglund. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Stockholm Province (landskap): Uppland Municipality (kommun): Stockholm County (län): Stockholm Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2017 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000544379
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Description: "Öja bricka" (Öja tray), a place for gatherings and games, with a flat rock with three heavy stones used for feats of strength for local young unmarried men, to be accepted to "Öja bussar", a team of 16 young men. Lithograph after drawing by Richard Dybeck, from ca 1870. "Öja bricka", en samlingsplats för lekar, med en flat berghäll med tre tunga stenar som användes för styrkeprov för traktens ogifta unga män, för att bli invalda i laget "Öja bussar" med 16 unga män. Litografi efter teckning av Richard Dybeck, från cirka 1870. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Öja Province (landskap): Södermanland Municipality (kommun): Eskilstuna County (län): Södermanland Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2016 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000542701
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Ebbetorp Mansion, Dörby, Småland, Sweden
Description: Ebbetorp mansion, built in 1799-1800 by the Government official, later writer and artist, Jonas Carl Linnerhielm, who inherited Ebbetorp manor in 1794. The manor was originally from the 17th century. Aquatint by Jonas Carl Linnerhielm, from ca 1800. Ebbetorps herrgård, byggd 1799-1800 av ämbetsmannen, senare författaren och konstnären, Jonas Carl Linnerhielm, som ärvde Ebbetorps säteri 1794. Säteriet var ursprungligen från 1600-talet. Akvatint av Jonas Carl Linnerhielm, från cirka 1800. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Dörby Province (landskap): Småland Municipality (kommun): Kalmar County (län): Kalmar Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2015 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000534951
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Reconstruction of St. Olof Church Ruin, Sigtuna, Uppland, Sweden
Description: Reconstruction of Saint Olof medieval church in Sigtuna, viewed from the south-east. Watercolour probably by Olof Sörling, from the later half of the 19th century. Rekonstruktion av Sankt Olofs medeltida kyrkoruin i Sigtuna, sedd från sydöst. Akvarell troligen av Olof Sörling, från 1800-talets senare hälft. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Sigtuna Province (landskap): Uppland Municipality (kommun): Sigtuna County (län): Stockholm Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2017 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000543967
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Fire of the Makalös (Peerless) Palace, Stockholm, Uppland, Sweden
Description: The "Makalös" ("Peerless") Palace, built in 1635-1643 for the noble family De la Gardie, in Kungsträdgården (King's Garden) park in central Stockholm. The palace was in the 18th century used as arsenal, and from the 1790s as location for the Royal Dramatic Theatre. It was destroyed by a fire in 1825, during a theatre performance. To the left in the image is Jakob's church. Chalcography by Georg Christoph Kilian, probably from the first half of the 18th century. Paltset "Makalös", byggt 1635-1643 för adelsfamiljen De la Gardie, i Kungsträdgården i Stockholm. Palatset användes under 1700-talet som arsenal och från 1790-talet som lokal för Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern. Det förstördes i en brand 1825, under en teaterföreställning. Till vänster i bilden är Jakobs kyrka. Kopparstick av Georg Christoph Kilian, troligen från 1700-talets första hälft. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Stockholm Province (landskap): Uppland Municipality (kommun): Stockholm County (län): Stockholm Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2017 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000544399
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The Makalös (Peerless) Palace, Stockholm, Uppland, Sweden
Description: The "Makalös" ("Peerless") Palace, built in 1635-1643 for the noble family De la Gardie, in Kungsträdgården (King's Garden) park in central Stockholm. The palace was in the 18th century used as arsenal, and from the 1790s as location for the Royal Dramatic Theatre. It was destroyed by a fire in 1825, during a theatre performance. Chalcography by Georg Christoph Kilian, probably from the first half of the 18th century. Paltset "Makalös", byggt 1635-1643 för adelsfamiljen De la Gardie, i Kungsträdgården i Stockholm. Palatset användes under 1700-talet som arsenal och från 1790-talet som lokal för Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern. Det förstördes i en brand 1825, under en teaterföreställning. Kopparstick av Georg Christoph Kilian, troligen från 1700-talets första hälft. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Stockholm Province (landskap): Uppland Municipality (kommun): Stockholm County (län): Stockholm Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2017 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000544422
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Main Street (Society Street), Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
Description: An Eason image of Main Street, Ballinasloe in Co. Galway on a quiet day. Lots of pedestrians about but no traffic so one would suspect that it was a Sunday? Is that a great big hole on the right foreground or a bit of trimming? Thanks for all the comments and Information, it seems that this photo was taken sometime after 1915 but before 1925. Interesting that this photo was selected in Flickr Explore today, see the Explore tab on the top line. This is the 111th time one of our photos has been selected - if you want to see more click on our Explore Album. Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939. Likely c.1915-1925 NLI Ref: EAS_2155 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Imagined medieval interior, Hablingbo Church, Gotland, Sweden
Description: Imagined medieval interior in Hablingbo medieval church on the island of Gotland. Watercolour by A.T. Gellerstedt, probably from the 1860s. Föreställd medeltida interiör i Hablingbo medeltida kyrka på Gotland. Akvarell av A.T. Gellerstedt, troligen från 1860-talet. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Hablingbo Province (landskap): Gotland Municipality (kommun): Gotland County (län): Gotland Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2013 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000526346
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Ancient monuments, Skatelöv, Småland, Sweden
Description: Different ancient monuments, mostly graves, in an ancient area at the west side of Skatelöv fjord. Ink drawing probably by Peter Rudebeck, from the 1680s. Olika fornlämingar, mest gravar, i ett omfattande fornlämningsområde vid Skatelövsfjordens västra sida. Tuschteckning troligen av Peter Rudebeck, från 1680-talet. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Skatelöv Province (landskap): Småland Municipality (kommun): Alvesta County (län): Kronoberg Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2015 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000537485
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Nyköping Castle, Nyköping, Södermanland, Sweden
Description: Nyköping medieval castle by Nyköping stream. Pencil drawing by Carl Svante Hallbeck, from the later part of the 19th century. Medeltida Nyköpingshus vid Nyköpingsån. Blyertsteckning av Carl Svante Hallbeck, från senare delen av 1800-talet. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Nyköping Province (landskap): Södermanland Municipality (kommun): Nyköping County (län): Södermanland Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2016 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000540847
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Bengt Ekehjelm Street, Stockholm, Södermanland, Sweden
Description: Street view of Bengt Ekehjelm street in the southern part of Stockholm city. Watercolour by Otto August Mankell, from 1874. Gatuvy från Bengt Ekehjelmsgatan på Södermalm. Akvarell av Otto August Mankell, från 1874. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Stockholm Province (landskap): Södermanland Municipality (kommun): Stockholm County (län): Stockholm Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2017 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000547144
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Brahehus Castle Ruin, Gränna, Småland, Sweden
Description: Brahehus castle ruin high above lake Vättern. The castle was built for Count Per Brahe the younger in the middle of the 1600s. Pencil drawing by Carl Svante Hallbeck, from the 1870s. Brahehus slottsruin högt över Vättern. Slottet byggdes för greve Per Brahe den yngre i mitten av 1600-talet. Blyertsteckning av Carl Svante Hallbeck, från 1870-talet. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Gränna Province (landskap): Småland Municipality (kommun): Jönköping County (län): Jönköping Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2015 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000535040
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Valbret's grave, Tanum, Bohuslän, Sweden
Description: Grave field with stone circle and cist grave in Tanum on the Swedish west coast. The grave is called "Valbret's grave". According to the myth, Valbret (Wallbrett) was a Scottish chieftain who was killed by the people in Tanum about 1,000 years ago. The grave, however, is from the Stone Age, and rather about 4,000 years old. Watercolour by Olof Hermelin, from the later part of the 19th century. Gravfält med domarring och hällkista i Tanum på västkusten. Graven kallas "Valbrets grav". Enligt myten var Valbrett (Walbrett) en skotsk hövdig som dödades av Tanumsborna för cirka 1000 år sedan. Graven är emellertid från stenåldern, och snarare cirka 4000 år gammal. Akvarell av Olof Hermelin, från senare delen av 1800-talet. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Tanum Province (landskap): Bohuslän Municipality (kommun): Tanum County (län): Västra Götaland Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2013 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000523385
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Visborg castle ruin, Visby, Gotland, Sweden
Description: Ruins of Visborg medieval castle in Visby on the island of Gotland. Pencil drawing by Per Arvid Säve, from 1846. The Hanseatic town of Visby is today a UNESCO World Heritage. Ruinen av Visborgs medeltida slott i Visby. Blyertsteckning av Per Arvid Säve, från 1846. Hansestaden Visby är idag ett världsarv på UNESCO:s världsarvslista. Collection: The P.A. Säve Collection, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Visby Province (landskap): Gotland Municipality (kommun): Gotland County (län): Gotland Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2011 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000327624
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The Admirality House, Stockholm, Uppland, Sweden
Description: The Admirality House on Skeppsholmen islet in central Stockholm. Originally built in the middle of the 17th century, but rebuilt in later centuries, and not used by the Admirality since 1680 when the navy moved its central base to Karlskrona. Lithograph by Otto August Mankell, from ca 1880. Amiralitetshuset på Skeppsholmen i Stockholm. Ursprungligen byggt i mitten av 1600-talet, men ombyggt under senare århundraden, och inte använt av amiralitetet sedan 1680 då flottan blev centralt baserad till Karlskrona. Litografi av Otto August Mankell, från cirka 1880. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Stockholm Province (landskap): Uppland Municipality (kommun): Stockholm County (län): Stockholm Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2017 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000546783
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Somewhere in the West
Description: I know this scene, it is like the Delphi Fishery but I do not think it is, T. C. Kingsmill Moore, would know precisely. It is definitely associated with a fishery in the West of Ireland. We have the scotch pines, all the fisheries in Connemara seem to have them, I wonder why? sharon.corbet won the race to identify the location for this photo, we are at Glendollagh House looking at Lissoughter Mountain or ‘Cnoc Lios Uachtair’ as it’s known in Irish, meaning ‘hill of the upper ring-fort’ it is situated between Lough Inagh and Recess. The Lake is known as Garroman or Glendollagh Lough. Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_1508 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Mud, boats and quays - the Barrow at New Ross.
Description: From the Liffey in Dublin yesterday, to the Barrow in New Ross today. And, from the elegant Elinor Wiltshire, to the burly Robert French. The quays are impressive but empty - which is rather surprising given the time when this image was captured! If memory serves me right, a boat not dissimilar to those seen in the Wiltshire shot sank with loss of life around the same time as the Wiltshire shot was taken. And right up against those quays! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_07229 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Tams and a Fez perambulating with a perambulator! (Rhyl in Wales)
Description: To end the week we have yet another example of a Clarke street shot. This kind of candid photograph is much practiced and has many followers. Given the equipment Clarke had available at the time however, these are especially fine examples! That young buck sitting on the side of the pram looks like he he is being held back or he would run wild! Where was it taken and when? Perhaps La Belle Province can help identify the headgear and help with the date? While others did help us with details of headgear (including the toddler's Fez and the ladies' Tam Caps), it was Frank_C who provided the most coveted of inputs - on location. In short, Frank's suggestion (seconded by others) is that this is the Parade in Rhyl, North Wales. And it is still quite recognisable today..... Photographers: J. J. Clarke Collection: Clarke Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1890-1910? Likely c.1900 NLI Ref: CLAR76 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Dead Slow or I Fire!!
Description: Here we are back in Cork again, on "the Banks", looking at the Lower Glanmire Road from the Marina. I think it will be a challenge to get a good date, though perhaps the buildings on the North side will help? I also look forward to hearing all the details of the uniform worn by the would be artillery man.... Based on inputs in particular from guliolopez, ofarrl and Niall McAuley we learned quite a lot about the subjects here. While we initially thought that the cannon pictured was the "time gun" (used by Cork's port authorities to signal 10am daily), this was actually slightly further upstream. What we have here therefore is a non-firing trophy gun. This one was captured during the 1855 Siege of Sevastapol. It seems (conincidentally, or just for the fun of the photo) to have a member of a Royal artillery unit standing alongside it. As with much of the other (non human) subjects in this image, the cannon remains in place. As do most of the buildings and structures beyond - though the Marine Radio School at Carrig House is apparently significantly worse for wear.... Photographer: Fergus O’Connor Collection: Fergus O’Connor Collection Date: Collection range c.1900-1920. Perhaps early in that range NLI Ref: OCO 282 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Mmmmm
Description: In recent years I have seen church buildings converted to many other uses, warehouses, restaurants, public houses and even private residences. However I doubt that when this photograph was taken that this was an hotel in Gorey, County Wexford. Domhnallcos was very quick off the mark, identifying this as the Catholic Church of Saint Michael the Archangel in Gorey. Another one for the "catalogue correction" list...... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939. Perhaps late 1920s/30s(?) NLI Ref: EAS_3712 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Metropole Hotel, Cork
Description: This Wednesday we take a trip south to the City of Cork. Have you ever wondered what the word Metropole actually means? We have seen hotels in Dublin and now Cork using it. Well wonder no more I have found that "The Metropole" is the British metropolitan center of the British Empire; i.e., the United Kingdom itself. It is sometimes used even more specifically to refer to London as the metropole of the British Empire. Wikipedia Our friend guliolopez (who always seems to miss the Cork related photos) will know the answer to the following question, are the Musgrave Brothers we see here the same Musgraves which established Centra and Supervalu the biggest retail operators in Ireland? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1880-1900. Likely c.1900 (hotel opened c.1897, extended c.1910) NLI Ref: L_ROY_06243 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 hotel, omnibus, loiterers and ... a chicken!
Description: This delightful shot of an hotel in Westport, County Mayo is a great way to begin a week that promises to be a scorcher here in Ireland. The trees are offering plenty of shade for those who sit and await the departure of the omnibus to ...where? There is a lot of detail in the shot, not least the registration number of the 'bus together with the dress of the people standing about and the piles of leaves should help with the time of year if not the date? Sometimes it seems that we could have a stand-alone album for our many 'charabanc' images. Or even for this particular 'bus, registration number IM 180, which has been confirmed to be in the service of the Midland Great Western Railway. Other inputs from Niall McAuley, sharon.corbet, sissonni, and Beachcomber help us refine the 50 year catalogue range to less than 5 years in the early 1910s. In this period, the nature of road traffic started to change. And, while it was the 'airbrush' rather than the internal-combustion engine that removed all the manure from a postcard variant of this image, the same cannot be said for the modern StreetView.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Certainly after 1908 (AA signage). Likely c.1911 -1914 (char-a-banc) NLI Ref: L_ROY_11179 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Castle on the hay covered hill
Description: This beautifully restored(?) castle set in a field of early cut hay is this offering from the Stereo Pairs Collection. When you think how old these images are the quality and clarity is just remarkable. Where is it and what does it look like now? With thanks to sharon.corbet we got answers to both of these questions. The first answer (where?) is that this is Kilwaughter Castle, an early 19th century mansion close to Larne, County Antrim. The second answer (look like now?) is that it doesn't look so great. Seized during WWII, it fell into ruin from the 1950s onwards, and barely a shell remains. There does however seem to be a campaign to see it restored.... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_0472 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Charabanc at the Lake Hotel
Description: This delightful shot shows a "Charabanc" or "Omnibus" loading up with happy trippers outside the Lake Hotel in Inchigeela, County Cork. The image is full of detail including hats, horses, people - but any dogs? As evidenced by the modern Flickr view highlighted by BeachcomberAustralia, and the modern StreetView shared by Niall McAuley, while the traffic in Inchigeela has changed, the businesses on view have not changed too much. Indeed, even the signage (for the Cyclist's Touring Club on the guest house, and Murphy's sign on the public house) has similar equivalents today. It is these original/older signs which help date the image - to perhaps the late 1890s or 1900s.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely after c.1890s (product signage) NLI Ref: L_CAB_08779 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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NOT a
Description: While this is NOT the exterior of a Gothic revival/restoration stone church it just may be the interior of just such a church. This appears to be one of a number of images of the same church in the archive. This one shows a beautifully clean, tidy and empty church all ready for Sunday service but where is it? There was mighty craic with the image last Friday and may I apologise to all our Cork brethren for suggesting that their beautiful city is naught but a "hamlet" :-) And today's image is from no small hamlet either - but Down Cathedral in Downpatrick. (Which [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] told us with lightening speed - before our morning coffee had cooled! Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_0513 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Description: A visit to the Stereo Pairs Collection today and to a country church(?) with "square tower of rubble masonry". The shot has been reduced to a single image for ease of viewing on Flickr. In the past we have been able to identify places and times by the tombstones but I am not sure the detail is there on this one. While we'd originally titled this with a line from Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, ("The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep"), Niall McAuley schooled us that, technically, a hamlet (almost by definition) is a settlement that doesn't have a church. Shortly afterwards, based on cues and clues that hinted at a Cork based location, and in particular a similarly titled reverse view, sissonni established this as the "old" St Finbarre's Cathedral in Cork. As it was demolished and replaced, by William Burges, from 1865, we know that this image must have been captured before then.... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883. Certainly before 1865 (demolition/reconstruction of cathedral) NLI Ref: STP_0582 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Callow Hill, Roundwood, Co. Wicklow
Description: Having assumed that yesterday's "location unknown" image would keep everyone busy for a few days (how wrong I was), I hadn't really prepared anything for today. And hence have not taken the time to investigate the background to today's offering. Presumably however the "Vartry" reference in the image connects it with the Vartry reservoir and water works of the mid-19th century.... Based on extensive inputs from abandoned railways, sharon.corbet, BeachcomberAustralia, O Mac and in particular Niall McAuley we learned a lot about both the inanimate and human subjects of this shot. Put simply, based on the OSI maps, similar catalogue images, census records and related publications, this tank is indeed part of the Vartry reservoir and works. Not only that, but it is 99% certain that the people pictured are Murtagh Geoghegan, Mary Geoghegan and one of their sons (Thomas, Patrick or John). This family lived at the nearby and aptly named "Tank House", with Murtagh acting as caretaker of this part of the water works. While John Gray was commemorated with a statue on O'Connell Street for his efforts in bringing fresh water and improved conditions to Dublin's citizens, we're delighted to acknowledge the contribution of the Geoghegan family ourselves today :) Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Perhaps c.1890s-1900s NLI Ref: L_ROY_00538 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Railway Station House, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow
Description: Back when railway stations were designed with a sense of style and purpose, this confection was landed in Bagenalstown in County Carlow. The symmetrical design was to cater for the vast flow of passengers in and out - though they had departed by the time this shot was taken. However, careful examination will show that a couple of special passengers are making their way to the right hand entrance and near the left there is a d..... We learned that this station, together with several other "picturesque gothic" stations in Ireland, was designed by English architect Sancton Wood. Though closed for a period in the late 20th century, Muine Bheag (Bagenalstown) station is since reopened and is a "halt" on the Dublin to Waterford line... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_10668 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Around the rugged rocks the ragged rascal ran?
Description: The triumphant pose of the figure above those boulders reminded Morning Mary of the old tonguetwister. Shot by Mr. French on a cabinet sized camera it would appear to be in a not so accessible position at Carrignagat, Collooney, County Sligo. This monument, dedicated to 1798 leader Bartholomew Teeling commemorates actions at the Battle of Collooney. Built by sculptors Harrison & Sons of Great Brunswick St, Dublin, our contributors tell us that the Teeling Monument was unveiled on the battle's centenary - 1898. Helping refine the 50 year catalogue range to a 15 year period in the late 1890s or 1900s.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Definitely 1898 (monument unveiled) NLI Ref: L_CAB_03577 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Old Cross, Sligo
Description: From the delights of Woodstown in Waterford and wasp waisted women to ancient artifacts and abodes in Sligo! This fine celtic cross appears to have been beautifully decorated, and is positioned with a tower in the background. Some great vertical lines in the shot. Is it still standing and in that location? Even though this image may have been mirrored in the scanning/digitising process, BeachcomberAustralia and Rory_Sherlock quickly and concurrently identified this as Drumcliffe, County Sligo. Where there are a number of high crosses. And, apparently Sligo's only round tower. Poet William Butler Yeats is buried only a few paces away..... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_3409 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Woodstown, water, white wall and wasp waist!
Description: This lovely shot from the Poole Collection of the beach at Woodstown, County Waterford has a number of attractions. Soft sand, boys making sand castles, fish traps in the distance, a beached boat and a lady with an impossibly narrow waist. Confirmed to have been taken at Woodstown Strand, the consensus is that at least some of those pictured may be members of the Poole family. Perhaps on holiday or a day-out from the busy photography studio in Waterford. Maybe around 1900 or so.... Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: Catalogue range c.1901-1954. Likely c.1900s. NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0245 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 place where true happiness can be found
Description: This beautiful Royal plate from the Lawrence collection was taken by Robert French in "Happy Valley" near Newcastle, County Down. The scene is idyllic (if rather rugged for true happiness) but then the road to happiness is sometimes long and tortured.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_06370 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 Kingdom in all its glory!
Description: From Mayo (God help us) to the Kingdom of Kerry and more specifically to Dingle Harbour on a beautiful clear day. This lovely cabinet sized shot was taken from a high PoV giving a great vista of water and land in that special part of the island! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Definitely after c.1890. Possibly c.1900 NLI Ref: L_CAB_06167 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Go west young man, go west!
Description: Killala Bay, Kilcummin, Co. Mayo looking pristine with a sharp horizon line is todays offering from the Lawrence Collection. Given the size of Killala Bay this could be looking North, South, East or West and we could still have such an horizon but no doubt the cartographers among you will have the shot properly oriented in jig time? Today's contributors point-out that the main difference between this image and the modern StreetView is that Kilcummin's stone pier/breakwater has not yet been built. There is evidence that this may have been constructed after c.1893, and likely before c.1898 - when a plaque commemorating a French landing in 1798 was seemingly unveiled. This event was (somewhat unusually) marked on the historic OSI maps, along with a label identifying these cottages as part of the local coastguard station. The eagle-eyed amongst our Flickroonies also note that some of the men pictured are wearing coastguard uniforms. By the late 19th century these men were likely more on the lookout for troubled fishingboats than for French invaders..... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue c.1865-1914. Perhaps before c.1890s (pier built) NLI Ref: L_ROY_06091 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Chambers Motors Ltd: 'A body building shop'. Hogg/Belfast.
Description: An unusual image today from the Mason Collection! A body building shop in Belfast where Chambers Motors Limited apparently built the bodies of motor cars. When you visualise the robot assembled vehicles of today with those carefully assembled by craftsmen you can see just how much has changed in the meantime. What can we find out about Chambers and what cars were they assembling in this shop? Collection: Mason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1890-1910 NLI Ref: M3/24 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, Cashel, Co. Tipperary
Description: It may be a "Long way to Tipperary" but today we are going right into the heart of it! Specifically to Cashel of the Kings, the seat of the kings of Munster for many years and later of bishops. The main street always had an elegance about it despite the S bend at the top or Dublin end. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely c.1897-1906 (see comments) NLI Ref: L_ROY_00015 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Pier, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
Description: We stay in County Clare and with the Lawrence Collection for the last photo of the week. For a while, Ballyvaughan was the official capital of this region of Clare, sporting its own workhouse, coastguard station and a large police barracks. The small boat on the left looks like a Galway Hooker to me, what do you think? Almost single handedly, B-59 helped refine the range, identify a key subject, and pinpoint the location. The date (previously a 50 year catalogue range from the 1860s to 1910s) is likely to be between the mid-1890s and early-1910s. This is based on the fact that the main identified subject (the steamer S.S. Duras) seemingly ran cargo and passenger services to this per (confirmed as at Ballyvaughan, Co Clare) from after 1893 to before 1912. Thanks B-59! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely c.1893-1912 ("SS Duras" service range) NLI Ref: L_ROY_04086 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Drumcliffe, Co. Clare
Description: What a lovely day for a visit to the Banner County. Spring seems to have sprung in this Emerald Isle of ours. I have seen cattle in grassy (and reasonably dry) fields, apple trees with buds ready to bloom and yesterday I saw my first swallow of the year. There is something charming about the swallow and its life cycle. I read recently that in the old days people believed that the swallow lived in underwater hibernation over the course of the winter. Perhaps some of the Flat Earthers still believe! Nothing substantial known here about this photo, so over to you..... Niall Sisson helpfully points us to entries in the often useful Megalithic Ireland website for the Drumcliff Round Tower and Church. Niall number two (or is it number one), Niall McAuley, similarly helped with the mapping and dating - noting that other images in this possible series may date to c.1880/1890s. BeachcomberAustralia also confirms that this was likely the very late summer - given the haystack in view. Finally (and sadly) [https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner] points us to a contemporary report which explains the fate of the ancient round tower. Incredibly an ignorant road builder blew it up for raw materials :( ....... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Perhaps after c.1880s (graves?) NLI Ref: L_ROY_04191 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Sunday's Well, Cork City, Co. Cork
Description: We are staying in the "Rebel County" today, just because it is a good thing to do. I believe all Corkonians will agree with the decision to present this wonderful landscape / cityscape. I am not very good on sports, where is swordscookie when you need him? Probably off somewhere nice enjoying the Sun! If he was here he might explain why rugby and Sunday's Well seem linked in my mind? Though labelled "Sunday's Well" (and the foreground certainly includes much of that area of the northside of Cork), the consensus from contributors to this image is that it was taken from off Donovan's Road on the south side. Perhaps from Connaught Avenue, but certainly across the Western Road and taking in the city entrance to UCC.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely after 1902 (bridge) NLI Ref: L_ROY_00288 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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John Windele's Tomb, Cork City, Co. Cork
Description: I look forward to hearing all about Mr Windele, I for one have not come across that name before. It is a long time since we had a Limerick from our Chief Antipodean Contributor (CAC), and for some reason this photo reminds me of my favorite Cork Limerick; There was a young lady of Cork, Whose Dad made a fortune in pork. He bought for his daughter, A tutor who taught her, To balance green peas on her fork. And so we learned that this monument is to Cork antiquarian John Windele (1801-1865), and was designed by fellow Cork antiquarian Richard Rolt Brash (1817-1876). Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_02790 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Fairy Rings and Flagpoles.
Description: They're not Fairy Rings of course, but rather enclosures to keep the sheep from eating the plants? To start the week we visit Valentia in Co. Kerry once again and this time to "Glenleam" and what appears to be an hotel or guesthouse. Mr. French appears to have been blessed with sunshine on his visits to the island and got some lovely images of that place at that time. This cabinet sized shot was taken after a trek it seems as he seemed to prefer Royals when he was on ground level! Our intrepid contributors tell us that Glanleam House and Glanleam Gardens are still open to visitors. And, though originally built in the late 18th century, still owe much of their current layout to Peter George Fitzgerald, 'Knight of Kerry', who the gardens in the early to mid 19th century..... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Possibly end of range c.1900 or later. NLI Ref: L_CAB_03879 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Quays, Derry City, Co. Derry
Description: Staying in Ulster again to end the week and today visiting the lovely city of Derry on the banks of the Foyle! The Quays have shipping tied up - but it does not look like a hive of activity. Looking at the timbers on the quay it is most likely that a lot has changed in the interim? With thanks to all the usual incredible contributions in the comments, we've been able to map this location accurately. And refine the near 50-year catalogue range to perhaps a 15-year range between the mid-1890s and early 1910s. The latter is possible because of the vessels visible. The smaller vessel, nearest the photographer, is the Screw Steamer 'Harrier'. Built in 1892, she was torpedoed in 1943 (by u-boat U181). The larger steamer, just beyond, is the Packet Steamer 'Duke of York'. Built in 1894, she was renamed the 'Peel Castle' in 1911/1912, and pressed-into service as an Armoured Boarding Vessel during WWI. While the subjects on the leftside of this image are gone forever, it's worth noting that at least some of the focus from the rightside (including the city's Guildhall tower) remain as they were.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Definitely after c.1894 (Duke of York steamship came into service). And before c.1912 (Duke of York renamed). NLI Ref: L_ROY_02563 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Bloody Bridge, Newcastle, Co. Down
Description: From the top of Donard to below the Bloody Bridge and still in Newcastle, Co. Down! This looks like a major engineering achievement, not because of the size of the bridge or the fury of the torrent below it, but rather because of the rugged terrain? A beautiful scene and I look forward to seeing it in full living colour. As well as providing several images of this bridge in glorious colour, today's contributors (and Wikipedia) tell us of the origins of this bridge and its name. Also described by in the 'Visit Mourne Mountains' website, the bridge is a landmark in the area. Together with the Bloody Bridge River (evidently a 'spate' river which fluctuates widely from a trickle to a torrent), the bridge takes its name from the killing of prisoners at the bridge during the 1641 rebellion.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_05794 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Steeple, sun, shadows, skirts and Siezer the dog!
Description: This beautiful Eason shot of Rathgar at the turn of the 19th to 20th centuries features the steeple of the Presbyterian "Christchurch" and a whole world of other detail! I love the fact that the vast majority of the people on view are ladies and girls! Electric trams but no motor cars might provide some clue as to the date but I could sit here all day and enjoy it. The general consensus is that this is after 1900 (electrified trams, fashions) and before 1920 (lack of cars, businesses visible, etc). Of the businesses visible, those on the left of the street (Heffernan's grocers and wine merchants at no.108 and Perry's fruiters at no.106) had a presence from the late 1890s through to at least the mid-1910s. Others (like Hanlon's butchers at no.107) seem to have been later arrivals - but apparently a fixture until the mid-1920s at least. Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939. Probably after c.1901 (tram electrification). Perhaps c.1910 (fashions/businesses) NLI Ref: EAS_1918 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Group of people near the place where Kevin Barry was captured
Description: Keven Barry was arrested on 20th September 1920, are we dealing with a contemporary photo or one taken after the event, the Catalogue date of 1921 would suggest the latter? The general consensus is that this may have been taken some time after the events of 20 September 1920. Whether a few hours later, days later, or longer, the consensus is that more immediate contemporaneous photos (like this one) suggest a busier scene in the immediate aftermath. That this is the spot, on the corner of North King Street and Church Street, is confirmed however.... Photographer: W. D. Hogan Collection: Hogan Wilson Collection Date: Catalogue date c.1921. Possibly late 1920. NLI Ref.: HOGW 127 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Who lives in a Fairy Castle?
Description: Yet again we have a case of deja vu! We seem to have seen aspects of this estate in the past though not the castle itself. A renaissance style castle set in the North of Ireland must have seemed pretty pretentious to the sober, hard working northern folk? To all our many supporters and contributors on this Photostream we the three Marys and all at Library towers wish you a very happy St. Patricks Day. To the Ireland team who take on England in a Grand Slam decider tomorrow we say COME ON IRELAND Thanks to BeachcomberAustralia, sharon.corbet, and Niall McAuley for quickly identifying that this isn't strictly a castle - but the 19th century Scottish Baronial architecture of Helen's Bay railway station in County Down. John Spooner also suggests that, unlike other stereopairs that he's helpfully "3d-ified" this image isn't an entirely true stereo image. Apparently both sides are identical..... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883. Certainly after 1863 (construction). Perhaps some time after (ivy?) NLI Ref: STP_1995 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 Royal Plate for a Royal Hotel in Valentia
Description: This fine Royal Plate from the Lawrence Collection is our offering for today. A magnificent hotel taken on a sunny and calm day with lots of activity on the nearby pier and water makes it look the perfect vacation destination! The activity on the fishing boat tied to the pier caused me to look at it closely and the rig appears unusual. I would love to have that rig and the nets over the side explained to me? As with yesterday's image of Galway City, there is something of a sense of deja vu with this image of Knightstown on Valentia island - unsurprising given that we (and French, Mason and O'Dea) have visited several times before. This visit was perhaps early in the catalogue's c.1890-1910 range - as the clock tower (perhaps under constructions here) is dated by its NIAH entry to c.1870-1890.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1890-1910. Perhaps early in range (clocktower works) NLI Ref: L_ROY_06993 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 Giants Ring in Kenmare
Description: To the Lawrence Collection this morning and to "The Giants Ring", Kenmare, Co. Kerry. It is not easy to pick it out due to the more modern construction dominating the foreground but there appears to be a ring of ancient stones as the feature? As Niall McAuley points out, the construction date of Kenmare Stone Circle itself (c.2500-1000 BC) doesn't really help with dating this image :) Niall's investigations on the nearby/visible houses however suggest that this image dates from after 1874. Helping narrow the catalogue range by a decade (to c.1874-1914). The lime kiln, on the left, was apparently part of a nearby quarry. The more modern landscaping and planting around the circle give it a much more lush and enclosed feel today... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely after 1874 (houses) NLI Ref: L_CAB_06498 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Renaissance Residence as Rustic Rural Retreat?
Description: A visit to the Mason Collection today and to a very fancy "Hatters Castle" type dwelling in County Westmeath. While it looks formidable those windows and doors probably indicate that it was never intended to repel anything other than the weather. Is it still standing and where is/was it? sharon.corbet raises interesting points. Firstly she thinks that this photo is reversed and I am inclined to agree with her. Secondly she believes this photo is some form of a cropped (and reversed) version of L_CAB_03197 and again we fully accept her proposition. The above points do beg the question as to the relationships between the different photographers, why? how? does Mason end up with a Lawrence generated negative? sharon.corbet DannyM8 O Mac Niall McAuley BeachcomberAustralia I think it is a dog and he/she has moved before L_CAB_03198 was snapped. Collection: Mason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1890-1910 NLI Ref: M24/61/13 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Tennis Court (with slight obstruction) in Boyle
Description: Back to the old reliable Lawrence Collection today and a visit to the beautiful town of Boyle in County Roscommon. Titled "Tennis Court, Boyle" this image appears to be more about the statue than the tennis court in the background but don't let the truth get in the way of a good story :-) And indeed it was/is a good story. This statue, of King William III, had been moved to this location (from a nearby bridge) in the early 19th century. As with other memorials to King Billy, it suffered several defacements, before being entirely removed entirely before the 1930s. The general consensus is that this image dates to before 1905 - when the statue was seemingly beheaded. The pedestal remains, and is a landmark in the surrounding parkland and "Boyle pleasure grounds".... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Before 1905 (statue) NLI Ref: L_ROY_07368 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Description: The cataloguer may not have had the benefit of super zoomability as we do, and so perhaps did not highlight the castle nestling among the trees. At first viewing I thought that this might confound us, but that huge keep may make this easier than expected. Where is it and is it still standing? Rory_Sherlock was quick to confirm the location of this shot. It was undoubtedly taken from the garden of Rockmount House looking eastwards towards Castle Howard in County Wicklow. Both residences are located in the Vale of Avoca, close to the "meeting of the waters" on the Avonbeg river. It seems that both are, indeed, still standing. If the lawn or Rockmount House is still set up for tennis, one imagines it didn't get much use during the unprecendented March snow this week..... Photographer: Fergus O’Connor Collection: Fergus O’Connor Collection Date: No date for image. O'Connor images sometimes c.1890-1915 NLI Ref: OCO 45 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 Tomb of King Connor, Roscommon, Co. Roscommon
Description: On a day when history repeats itself, Ireland has 3 inches of snow and slows to a dead stop we have the tomb of King Connor (whoever he was) and perhaps a little bit of real history. And the history of this tomb/effigy is as interesting as it is ancient. Feidlim Ua Conchobair (Fedhlim O'Connor) was King of Connacht from 1233 to 1265, and founded the the Dominican Priory of St. Mary in Roscommon - where this memorial remains. Apart from (apparently) some missing pieces, it is remarkably well preserved after nearly 800 years. One wonders what he would have made of the 'magic' that allows for a 3D model of his memorial.... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_3359 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Top Hats, Trilbys and Bowlers
Description: A fine image from the Poole Collection of a wedding group commissioned by Mr. Cornelius Phelan, Kilganey House, Clonmel! The ladies in their finery including necklaces, fur stoles and hats are matched by the gentlemen, both reverend and lay, with top hats, trilbys and bowler hats. While most of the apparel appear to be rather somber, the young lady gives a splash of light and colour to the group! While -unusually- we have not yet established the details of the wedding party, ofarrl suggests a location: the garden alongside the Grand Hotel in Tramore. This is corroborated by other contributors, the StreetView, and the front-doors in the background.... After some long and detailed co-operation between sharon.corbet and Bernard Healy we are delighted with the following summary of their work. Thanks again This photo was taken and the wedding itself was in Tramore, backed up by Paul O'Farrell's identification of the location, and the presence of the priests from Tramore. (Thomas O'Brien, Nicholas Walsh) - Cornelius Phelan married Bridget Walsh, the niece of Canon Nicholas Walsh, parish priest of Tramore at the time, sometime before 1923, but after 1911, but there is no record of this available - There are no other Phelan marriages that would be suitable - The civil records site doesn't appear to have *any* weddings in Tramore between 20th Feb and 28th Feb 1922 I think that we are more or less convinced based on this circumstantial evidence that this is the wedding of Cornelius Phelan and Bridget Walsh, but would need to find a marriage record or a newspaper article to be sure. Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: c.24 February 1922 NLI Ref: POOLEWP 2989 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Synchronome Electrical Co. Pty. Ltd. interior
Description: Creator: Unidentified. Location: Ann Street, Brisbane, Queensland. Description: Synchronome Electrical Co. Pty. Ltd. View the original image at the State Library of Queensland: hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/207714 Information about State Library of Queensland’s collection: www.slq.qld.gov.au/resources/picture-queensland You are free to use this image without permission. Please attribute State Library of Queensland.
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We finally got to Hollywood, hurrah! (Actually it is Holywood but nearly...)
Description: Holywood, County Down is a great place to visit on this morning after the BAFTAs - given that they frequently indicate who might win the Oscars! Holywood looks pristine in this lovely cabinet sized shot. But how has it fared in the meantime? Seemingly, in the meantime, much of the streetscape from this image has changed. In fact, without the church in the distance, and the wall in the right foreground, it may have been difficult to place. However, [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] has suggested(with corroberation from others) that this image is taken from under the railway arch on Holywood's Esplanade. The houses pictured, at Marine Parade, are all but gone. Even the lagoon which takes up much of this picture was filled-in and built-over. Only the spire (or indeed the lack of one) on the distant church helps with dating - suggesting that this image was taken after the church of St Colmcille was built (1872-1874) but before its spire was added (1888-1890).... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Possibly c.1870s-1880s (church/spire) NLI Ref: L_CAB_01278 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 fine collection of ivy? (on 'St. Columb's House')
Description: The title for this Stereo Pairs image goes "Celtic Oratory - very overgrown" which is somewhat of an understatement! Looking at the door and the stonework I would not have recognised it as a Celtic church building festooned with ivy. It will be interesting to see if we can establish its location? (FYI - Well done to all on the terrific detective work yesterday! To identify not only the people in the shot but the place where it was taken was excellent and very enjoyable to watch as it unfolded.) Perhaps less intensive (but no less invaluable) investigation has confirmed that this is St. Columb's House a 12th (or perhaps 10th) century oratory in Kells, County Meath.... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_0523 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Future site of the Michael Crouch Family Galleries, looking north-east (Dec 2017)
Description: The end of 2017 saw a flurry of activity in the south-east wing of Mitchell Building with great progress being made. Learn more about our plans for this area: www.sl.nsw.gov.au/ourfuture
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The Queen's Yacht but not in Queenstown?
Description: The Queens Yacht at anchor (it is affixed to a buoy which means that it is moored not anchored) with what looks like its twin in the background. As Queenstown was the name given to Cobh in Co. Cork and this looks nothing like Cobh it is safe to say that this is not Queenstown! This lovely, crisp Royal plate from the Lawrence collection shows the detail of the ship to perfection. What seems surprising is the number of small boats in close proximity, herself was not that fond of mixing with the peasants? With confirmation that this is not Queenstown, and as derangedlemur notes, is actually/ironically Kingstown, we have mapped this image to the harbor at Dún Laoghaire. In terms of date, given that this "version" of the royal yacht was superseded by a newer vessel in 1901, it seems plausible that this image dates to a royal visit in 1900.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Very likely c.1900 (Royal visit) NLI Ref: L_ROY_06471 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Openluchtschool van Diesterweg's Hulpkas | Open-air school from Diesterweg's Hulpkas
Description: Kinderen van de openluchtschool van Diesterweg's Hulpkas in de eetzaal. Heide, ca. 1905-1914. "Diesterweg’s Hulpkas voor Behoeftige Schoolkinderen" (Antwerpen) richtte in 1904 een van de eerste openluchtscholen ter wereld op, de “Diesterweg's Bestendige Schoolkolonie” te Kalmthout. Zwakkere kinderen uit de Antwerpse stadsscholen konden er gedurende een aantal maanden van een kuur genieten. De leerplicht werd in 1914 in België ingevoerd. Children from the open-air school Diesterweg's Hulpkas enjoying a meal in the refectory. Heide, c. 1905-1914. "Diesterweg’s Hulpkas voor Behoeftige Schoolkinderen", a childcare organisation founded by teachers of the Antwerp city schools to assist pupils of poor families, also started with one of the first open air schools in history at Kalmthout. Children with poor health were allowed to spend several months in the open air school. Compulsory education was implemented in Belgium in 1914. Photographer Ferdinand Claes catalogue nr. 400032_001 Liberas/Liberaal Archief Kramersplein 23 9000 Gent www.liberas.eu
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Horse apples, stone walls and Benbo!
Description: This Eason image of Benbo mountain in County Leitrim has lots of atmosphere provided by a long line of horse dung, well constructed stone walls, a man (policeman?) with a firearm(?) walking off into the distance, and the mountain looking down over all! Not very uplifting on this windy morning in January but interesting nonetheless and the "streetview" will no doubt be illuminating? With thanks to Streetview inputs from B-59 and sharon.corbet we have confirmation that this part of Manorhamilton is still readily recognisable - though thankfully with fewer deposited/natural obstacles to overcome :) Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1920 NLI Ref: Eas 2642 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 place like home!
Description: The original title for this stereo pairs shot is "Institutional building, open University, wings 3 bays wide, 4 deep, main obelisk 3 a side 3 to central portion, cart foreground" and I suspect that it won't last too long? A very imposing if unattractive building that I do not recognise and suspect that it no longer stands? Most assuredly it looks no place like home! While I was (thankfully) wrong about the "no longer standing" prediction, I wasn't wrong about how quickly this one was identified. sharon.corbet was quick to pinpoint this as the Custom House in Belfast. B-59 tells us that it was designed by the prolific Charles Lanyon (1813–1889), whose firm's works we have come across several times before. Sharon also proposes a refinement to the date range - based on the suggestion that the south entrance (visible/tagged on the right) was only in place between 1872 and 1886..... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883. Perhaps c.1872-1883 (south entrance) NLI Ref: STP_1986 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Sitting in splendid isolation?
Description: The statue of some cleric sitting in splendid isolation in St. Mary's Cathedral in Limerick City to begin the week. Last week we visited the beautiful county of Clare and today we go east to the gateway to the Shannon and the spiritual home of Rugby on the island of Ireland. The main learnings from today's photo concern the three memorials pictured:  • Centre is a statue of John Webb (bishop; 1775–1833) which was sculpted by Edward Hodges Baily in 1836.  • Right is a memorial to Thomas Summerfield (major; c.1767-1833) which was commissioned by his fellow officers, and  • Left is a memorial to George Tierney (merchant; d.1788) placed by his nephew following a bequest to the church in which it stands. In terms of dating this image, Niall McAuley offers a well-consider suggestion that it was captured prior to some renovation works (in this corner of the cathedral) which completed around 1880.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Maybe before 1880 (renovation) NLI Ref: L_CAB_02704 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Strand, Lahinch, Co. Clare
Description: We have visited Lahinch in County Clare before with photographs showing its golf and aviation connections. This excellent shot from the Lawrence stable of the strand and the Town itself is an ideal one for this forum as there is so much going on both in the foreground and at a distance. It looks like a lovely summers day? Shortly after we posted this image, BeachcomberAustralia was quick to remind us that we had posted a similar image - 7 looong years ago :) In the comments on that original image, [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] had told us that the Golf Links Hotel (seen on the cliff top here) was built in 1896. Putting this French image at least after that date.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely c.1896-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_08745 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Lighthouse, Carrigaholt, Co. Clare
Description: From a traffic blockage in Clonmel to Carrigaholt where the nearest thing to a traffic jam is two cows meeting at a crossroads! Mr. French appears to have discovered rush hour at the famous lighthouse at Loop Head with people posing and using parasols and even a telescope! I wonder did Robert French manage to get the quartet to pose like that for him? While we're still none-the-wiser as to whether Mr French posed this group, or they struck a pose on their own accord, it is the group (and their spy glasses and parasols) that make this shot :) The lighthouse is no less interesting a subject however. We learned today that Kilcredaun Lighthouse was built in 1827, and operated by the Comissioners of Irish Lights for nearly 190 years - until its closure in recent years. The light topping the tower itself, and some of the buildings surrounding, were changed over the years - including more notable works in the 1930s and 40s.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_06301 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Castle or traffic obstruction - Clonmels dilemma?
Description: This old gate to the town of Clonmel which once controlled traffic entering and leaving must have become a true bottleneck with the recent proliferation of motor cars and heavy traffic? At the time this photograph was taken however it does not appear to have been too much of a problem. Thank you all for yesterdays contributions on Main Street, Tipperary, it was very enlightening! Thanks also for the contributions on today's image. Focusing mainly on the date, the suggestion is that it was captured in the first decade or so of the catalogue range (perhaps after 1905, or into the 1910s). Certainly the NIAH entry on the gate itself doesn't help - in that it confirms it was built 100 years prior to this capture. That the gate has a plaque commemorating a famous son of Clonmel, Laurence Sterne, was news to me though..... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939. After c.1905 NLI Ref: EAS_3422 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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St. Helens Bridge, Crawfords Burn
Description: Having spent some time recently down in the sunny South East, or over in beautiful Sligo, it seems appropriate that we visit the wee North. This fine manorial style bridge looks a formidable crossing over a very minor road. Given that, even 100 years ago it was overgrown, how does it look today? While still somewhat overgrown, as evidenced by the contemporary Flickr shots linked from the comments, we are at least delighted that this striking bridge still stands. Today's contributors tell us that this bridge was built, along with the nearby Helen's Bay Railway Station in the 1860s. Designed by architect Benjamin Ferrey, the project was bankrolled by Frederick Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava, whose lands the line traversed. And whose coat-of-arms still adorn the bridge.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_02853 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Wanted Dead or Alive
Description: Another visit to Sligo Town but with a very different view and skyline to that of our visit to "The Quays"! With the detritus of a recent market lying about it doesn't look very attractive but Sligo - the town and especially the county are much underrated! The welcome is warm, the scenery is stunning and the food is first class. But who is wanted and why? Several contributors pointed-out that we've visited this stretch of Market Street before, and had dated the statue (which replaced this lamppost) to c.1899. Putting this image before that date. In terms of the subject of the "Wanted" poster, the general consensus is that its a tailoring business (Clinchy's) who are seeking journeymen tailors. With "several good men" wanted.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Certainly before c.1899 (when lamppost replaced w/statue). Perhaps c.1890s (buildings) NLI Ref: L_CAB_03580 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 Quays in Sligo
Description: A lovely Lawrence image of the Quays (pronounced in those parts as the "kays") in Sligo town. Taken around the time of the transition from sail to steam, we have a nice mix of sailing vessels and steamers. Even the steamships have the alternative - with masts for sails as back up to the engines. The town looks all a bustle but how much has that skyline changed in the meantime? Apart from the spires of the cathedral and town hall, the waterfront has changed quite a bit since this image was taken. Which, based on the two vessels visible (the screw steamer Heathmore, and the brig Argestes ), was likely in the 1890s. And certainly before 1897, when the Heathmore was sunk.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Possibly c.1890s (ships) NLI Ref: L_CAB_05616 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Ducats Grove, Carlow, Co. Carlow
Description: This fairytale castle in Co. Carlow looks more like a child's dream than a mature person's reality. Lines of statues leading to a door guarded by armoured spear bearers. All this was bound to deter the faint hearted! As attested by the contributions on this image (and the associatied Wikipedia article), while the main structure of Duckett's Grove remains, the statues and interiors do not. Home to the Duckett family for several hundred years, it was never fully occupied following their departure in 1916 - and the main building was destroyed by fire in 1933. While the interiors were never redeveloped, some life has returned to the place - with events, tourism and gardens that form part of the Carlow Garden Trail... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_02553 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Edermine, Co. Wexford
Description: Unusually for a Lawrence Royal plate this image is not quite tack sharp, but it does have a hazy beauty and suggestion "other times" to it! Edermine in County Wexford would appear to be a very big house with wonderful greenhouses for plant growth. I will be following the stream with interest to learn what I can about it! And what we learned, thankfully, is that everything here is still standing - and occupied. Edermine House itself was built c.1840 by John Benjamin Keane, the central chapel built c.1860 to designs by Augustus Pugin, and the magnificent greenhouse also c.1860 by James Pierce. It seems plausible that the Talbot Powers were the resident family enjoying the gardens around the time of this photo. After hosting refugee monks 100 years ago, it now remains in private hands... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1880-1900 NLI Ref: L_ROY_00645 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Stiklestad church, Trøndelag, Norway
Description: Probably photographed by Torgeir Suul in 1963 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stiklestad_Church NMFF.HG.V.47
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Kvernes Stave Church, Averøy, Møre og Romsdal
Description: Probably photographed by Torgeir Suul in 1963 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kvernes_Stave_Church NMFF.HG.V.48
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Thomas O'Criothan, Author, Great Blasket
Description: Happy Cyber Monday to all and when you are online take a moment to imagine how much life has changed since Tomás O'Críothán walked this earth? Tomás used longhand to write, he will have used the old Irish script with the various accents and letter forms in use at the time. All has changed, changed utterly since then and if we could identify the place then the streetview - might not have changed at all! Apart from the discussion on the man and his works (Tomás Ó Criomhthain (1856-1937)), much of the discussion today was on the date of the image. While a copy of this image is apparently held by the Smithsonian (which dates it to "c.1900"), and though our photographer Thomas Mason may have visited the islands with scholar Robin Flower (Bláithín) c.1910, there's a possibility that the image was captured a little later, c.1920. Collection: Mason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1890-1910. Possibly c.1910. Perhaps as late as c.1920s. NLI Ref: M20/29/4 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Church interior showing altar and pews. Script over altar reads
Description: 1860-1930 gives us a date window of 70 years and yet there may be nothing in this photo which will allow us to significantly narrow that window? I am confident that we will get the location. In terms of location, it is unequivocally established that this is St Catherine's Church (CoI) in Ahascragh, County Galway. (A church and churchyard which the Dillons and ourselves have visited before). In terms of date, based in particular on inputs from Rory Sherlock and Bernard Healy, the guys have been able to more than half the 70-year range to perhaps 30-years (likely 1870s/80s/90s). This is based primarily what we see (and don't see) on the left-handside of the image. Specifically, the scrolled memorial dates to the early 1870s. So we must be after that. And this memorial was moved, and a new trancept was built, before the mid-1900s. So we must be before then.... Fógra: There will be a guided tour of the Photo Detectives Exhibition on Wednesday next 29th November at 11 am. This tour will take approx. 45 minutes and is free to the public. It will help bring this outstanding exhibition to life for those who attend. Please pass the word to any who may be interested? Photographers: Dillon Family Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon Collection: Clonbrock photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1930. Likely c.1871-1905 (memorial/trancepts) NLI Ref: CLON312 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Donnacomper, Celbridge, Co. Kildare
Description: On this Monday we present a fine Lawrence shot of Donnacomper. What can you tell us about it? And the main things that our contributors "told us about" were the house/estate, and the lads (in the cart) by its back-door :) On the estate, we learned that Donaghcumper House was built in the late 18th century (1770s), and significantly remodeled in Tudor Revival style in the 19th century (1830s) .It was primarily associated with the Kirkpatrick family. On the lads in the cart, the consensus is that they are members of the extended Kirkpatrick family. And, while several other Kirkpatrick "cousins" are possible, it seems plausible that the boys in the cart are the sons of Elizabeth Mary Kirkpatrick. Namely: Ivone Hayford Thorold (1884-1913), and his younger brother Rupert Alexander Thorold (1886-1951). They lived with their mother at Donaghcumper, and Ivone may have been in his early teens in this picture. Perhaps dating it to the 1890s... (FYI - I was in Temple Bar over the weekend and I dropped into the Photo Detectives Exhibition at the National Photographic Archive it is really worth a visit (or a revisit), please do not miss out if you are in the area. ) Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Perhaps c.1890s NLI Ref: L_CAB_07013 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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What are they all looking at?
Description: Labelled "Castle, Throne Room, Dublin" in the catalogue, no throne room ever looked so airy and informal. But then, of course, this is not Dublin Castle's Throne Room! Instead, a market/fair is in progress somewhere - with a lot going on. That huddle in the left foreground with men/boys bent over a table, leaning on one another in companionable familiarity while three ladies in shawls stand apart and looking on is quite intriguing! What are they looking at? A virtual sticky bun, we haven't had a virtual sticky bun for quite a while, to the most interesting or novel suggestion! And, of course, we are in Clifden, County Galway. As well as the possible 'amusements' available, the general feeling is that much of the crowd are engaged in otherwise legitimate trade :) We can even see the same weigh-station we've visited before. Sticky buns all-round :) Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Perhaps c.1900s NLI Ref: L_ROY_00369 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Down by the Sea
Description: The title in our catalogue is "Castle, Throne Room, Dublin City, Co. Dublin", which is obviously incorrect. I am not even sure that this is a Lawrence shot, at lease not a typical Lawrence shot. I will list it as it is in the system - and review later when we see what transpires during the course of your deliberations. The overriding consensus is that this is the strand at the Murrough, by Wicklow Town. Perhaps a few yards (and a few years) separated from a reverse view we had previously. In terms of subject, it seems likely that this image captures an early 20th century crowd enjoying the Wicklow Regatta (first run in 1878). Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Perhaps c.1900+ NLI Ref: L_ROY_00368 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Hatters Castle in the trees!
Description: The original title of this Stereo Pairs image is "Long shot over trees, mountain in background, Co. Wicklow" and it is a long shot and a glimpse rather than a full view of a castellated house. No doubt if the house is not identified the hill/mountain in the background will? Almost simultaneously, Rory_Sherlock and Niall McAuley identified this as Glanmore Castle near Ashford in County Wicklow. Originally owned by the Syne family through many generations (including John Millington Synge's own immediate family), the castle has since been redeveloped as separate dwellings - some of which have apparently been "on the market" in recent years.... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_0875 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Vice-Regal Lodge, Dublin City, Co. Dublin
Description: We have a very special edition for you today - we are posting 3 photos for you to enjoy. Sabina Higgins, wife of President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, officially launched our “Photo Detectives” exhibition in September. During the event we discussed our catalogue of old photographs of Áras an Uachtaráin (the official home of the President of Ireland), and we made a promise to select a number of the photos and to share them here on Flickr. Áras an Uachtaráin, formerly the Vice Regal Lodge, is now the official residence and principal workplace of the President of Ireland. It is located off Chesterfield Avenue in the Phoenix Park in Dublin. The building, designed by Nathaniel Clements and completed in 1751 and added to over the years, is open to the public each Saturday. As usual we look forward to your comments and observations. And, of course, Photo Detectives is running at the National Photographic Archive in Temple Bar, Dublin, 7 days a week - make sure to drop in if you get a chance! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: between circa. 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_00335 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Vice-Regal Lodge Boudoir, Dublin City, Co. Dublin
Description: We have very special edition for you today - we are posting 3 photos for you to enjoy. Sabina Higgins, wife of President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, officially launched our “Photo Detectives” exhibition in September. During the event we discussed our catalogue of old photographs of Áras an Uachtaráin (the official home of the President of Ireland), and we made a promise to select a number of the photos and to share them here on Flickr. Áras an Uachtaráin, formerly the Vice Regal Lodge, is now the official residence and principal workplace of the President of Ireland. It is located off Chesterfield Avenue in the Phoenix Park in Dublin. The building, designed by Nathaniel Clements and completed in 1751 and added to over the years, is open to the public each Saturday. As usual we look forward to your comments and observations. And, of course, Photo Detectives is running at the National Photographic Archive in Temple Bar, Dublin, 7 days a week - make sure to drop in if you get a chance! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: between circa. 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_00355 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Roundwood, Co. Wicklow
Description: Roundwood as none of us will have seen it. Irelands highest village looks like a tiny hamlet dominated by a fine stone church with maidens dancing at the crossroads (sorry, I got a bit carried away there)! Children in pinnies, a sunhat on display and a soft misty fog on the mountains, Ireland as we dream of it. Given that subject and location are clear, the main discussion today was on date. The general consensus (based on businesses and buildings visible) is that we are likely closer to the first half of the catalogue range (c.1880s) than to the upper bound (c.1900). Interestingly, [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] highlights that this very picture hangs in the lounge of the (now very smartly rennovated) building on the right hand side of the street. Where they have dated it c.1890.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1880-1900. Likely early in range c.1880s NLI Ref: L_ROY_00522 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Hotel, Pontoon, Co. Mayo
Description: This was the shot that should have been posted for Halloween and we might have discovered the man with the cloven hoof? Having said that, this shot by Mr. French shows a heavenly scene. And, way back when this photo was taken, it must have so restful and peaceful it seemed to be heaven? From today's contributions we learned that Healy's Hotel (in Pontoon, County Mayo) has operated on the shores of Lough Cullen since the 1830s/1840s. After a recent downturn in fortunes, apparently it has been bought recently for development (good news). But that development may involve demolition of the original structure and a rebuild (perhaps less good news)..... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_07304 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Description: For a change we have an image from the Stereo Pairs Collection today with a rocky road surrounded by rocky fields and rocky walls in various states of repair. There is no indication where this might be though it does look to be "down the West" to me. What do you think? For a while we thought perhaps that we had stumped the unstumpable. But, yet again, we found the community to be stump-proof. derangedlemur and others highlighted that the proximate images in the series (STP_0772, STP_0771, etc) all seemed to be in the Wicklow area (Glendalough, Laragh, etc). And, B-59 noted that the apparent reverse view (STP_0769) showed a body of water. Ultimately, andymullane identified it as Lough Dan House - with corroboration from O Mac and Salty Windows. Incredible work all - and particular thanks to andymullane! Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_0770 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 little bit misty out there!
Description: Appropriately on Halloween a misty scene, this time in west Kerry, to remind us that summer is well and truly gone and winter is coming with darkness and cold. When this image was taken Halloween was a time for reverence and remberance while the young people celebrated with the fruits of the harvest. A far cry then from the decorated houses, witches costumes and "Trick or Treat" demands at the door. Perhaps somebody in Library Towers is just getting old and cranky? Based on research in particular from [https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy] and [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] it seems likely that we can refine the 5-decade catalogue range to perhaps a decade of so around 1910. Specifically, the guys suggest that the white Celtic cross (by the church portico) is inscribed with a date in 1904. Meaning (unless the inscription post-dated the cross itself) we are almost certainly after then. And that, perhaps, the telegraph poles suggest a date after 1907 (before which Ballyferriter Post Office wasn't connected to the telegraph).... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely after 1904 (grave cross). Perhaps after 1907 (telegraph poles). NLI Ref: L_CAB_09325 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Two animals at ancient carved stone, Navsta, Torsvi, Uppland, Sweden
Description: Ancient carved stone (U 693) in Navsta, Torsvi, with two animals facing one another. Ink drawing by Olof Hermelin, from the 1870s. Ristad sten (U 693) i Navsta, Torsvi, med två motställda djur. Tuschteckning av Olof Hermelin, från 1870-talet. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Torsvi Province (landskap): Uppland Municipality (kommun): Enköping County (län): Uppsala Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2017 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000544288
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Right leaning chimneys in Rathdowney!
Description: The week is off to a rocky start with visit to a brewery first thing on Monday morning. This fine Royal plate from the Lawrence Collection, taken on a still day, shows a fine enterprise seemingly in full swing. Those chimney vents are interesting. and I suspect that they were under the influence of the wind to take away the vapours? I never heard of a brewery in Rathdowney and it will be interesting to read what can be dug up! The "leaning chimney cowls" are confirmed to be of a type that turned with the wind - so obviously weren't always angled to the right :) Our contributors also tell us that Perry's Brewery dates back to 1800 - and looks very similar in this 1832 illustration. The suggestion, though not absolute, is that this image may date from around 1900 - based on the dates attributed to other Lawrence/French images of the area.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Perhaps after c.1900 NLI Ref: L_ROY_10403 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Rugged mountain and calm day at Glencar!
Description: Glencar Lake, Glencar, brings us back once again to the lovely and much maligned County Leitrim. Jokes such as "even the snipe wear wellingtons in Leitrim" give the impression of an unlovely and unloved county. However, as this and yesterday's photo show, such is far from the truth. We appear to have Mr. French's mode of transport parked conveniently as a gentleman fishes nearby! While the label on the slide says Sligo, and the view if clearly of Leitrim, this may be because Mr French was standing in one county while photographing the other. (The suggestion being that he was all but straddling the border between the two). Apart from location, some of today's conversation involved a revisit to previous images of the nearby Glencar Tea House - with some updates to the notes/discoveries over there...... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_02959 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 Waterfall, Poulaphouca, Co. Wicklow
Description: A beautiful Royal plate of the Waterfall at Poulaphouca, Co. Wicklow. Over the years I have been in that area many times but have never seen this so perhaps it has been inundated? While not inundated, today's contributors and the relevant Wikipedia article tell us that the Poulaphouca waterfall was largely reduced to a trickle following the nearby reservoir works. Thankfully however the impressive looking bridge remains :) Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_02532 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 difference between an
Description: The question of the day, apart from the where, when, who of most days is whether the name contains an "N" as in Kincara or and "L" as in Kilcara? I suspect that dating this will not be easy with the lack of identifiable clues but you will have to admit that it is a nice shot of what seems to have been a lovely sunny day! Today's contributors point in particular to the NIAH entry for Kilcarra House (with an "L"), which confirms that this lodge was built c.1888. Seemingly part of the Glenart estate (now a hotel), the gate house was apparently up for sale in recent years - although with a new family crest gracing its arch! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Certainly after c.1888 (construction) NLI Ref: L_CAB_05687 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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