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Planes, Trains & Automobiles from National Library of IrelandCreated by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 1920
Images from our photo collections that show those magnificent men (and women) in their flying, choo choo-ing, and driving machines... Oh, and we've cheated, we're adding boats and ships, jaunting cars and carriages, trams too and bicycles - we're completely shameless.

So, basically any form of transport - air, sea, land - with the exception of two human feet...
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Robert French - Traffic Jam, Shannon at Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland, Athlone West, Co. Westmeath, Ireland

Robert French - Traffic Jam, Shannon at Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Irelan...

Barges and boats jockeying for position at the lock at the weir on the Shannon at Athlone, Co. Westmeath...Here's an interesting post on the Irish Waterways History site about this lock and its mechanics ( http... More

Arthur Henri Poole - Motoring on The Mall

Arthur Henri Poole - Motoring on The Mall

Mr Goff (bearded) driving with Colonel McGrath on The Mall in Waterford. This was the bare bones of information we originally had on this photo.....However, thanks to Bob Montgomery 2012 for his fantastic contr... More

Arthur Henri Poole - May 19, 1922

Arthur Henri Poole - May 19, 1922

This motor cycle showroom in Waterford was photographed for Mr William Cordner, Cycle Agent. The Cordners lived on Henrietta Street. Would love to know if that's where their business was too...There's great inf... More

Arthur Henri Poole - Positively the last motoring photo for a while...

Arthur Henri Poole - Positively the last motoring photo for a while...

... but just couldn't resist the Overland Whippets at Crotty's Garage (photo taken for a Miss Crotty), No. 11 The Mall in Waterford...Had not heard of this Overland make of car before. Had you?..Photographer: P... More

March 12, 1960, Leinster, Ireland

March 12, 1960, Leinster, Ireland

We thought this was the view from a railway signal box at a Church Road in Roscommon, and as there are quite a few Church Roads in County Roscommon, we asked for help. Apparently, ask and you shall receive beca... More

Merchants Quay, Newry. Northern Ireland

Merchants Quay, Newry. Northern Ireland

Ships on the canal at Merchants Quay in Newry, alongside a nice brace of merchants' premises...Date: 1870s? (but definitely between 1860 and 1883)..NLI Ref.: STP_1179 ( STP_1179 )

Robert French - S.S. Shannon - Public domain image of a steam boat

Robert French - S.S. Shannon - Public domain image of a steam boat

Yesterday's photo of the S.S. Hazel showed hundreds of people bundled on board. Today, a rather more orderly group are disembarking the S.S. Shannon at Cappagh Pier, Kilrush, Co. Clare...P.S. Did we ever come t... More

Arthur Henri Poole - May 28, 1901

Arthur Henri Poole - May 28, 1901

Waterford Bicycle Club group outside the Court House, Catherine Street, Waterford...Date: Tuesday, 28 May 1901..NLI Ref.: POOLEIMP 869 ( vtls000036564 )

Robert French - First Class Battleship

Robert French - First Class Battleship

Crew sunning themselves in Castletownbere, Co. Cork. Infuriating that the ship's name is not clear on any of the caps.....Photographer: Almost certainly Robert French of Lawrence Photographic Studios ( http://c... More

Boats moored by a harbour, in an unknown location (probably Schull, Co Cork)

Boats moored by a harbour, in an unknown location (probably Schull, Co...

A summary note attached to this O'Connor shot adds a description: "Two men, possibly fishermen or harbour workers, are posing for the camera. A railway line is visible in the foreground" - but there's no expans... More

July 27, 1922, Dublin, Ireland

July 27, 1922, Dublin, Ireland

Children chatting to soldiers during the Irish Civil War. Our metadata suggests these troop were "passing through to an attack on Irregulars Stronghold"...Love the immediacy of this photo, where even the cloud ... More

Princess Xenia, Dublin, Ireland

Princess Xenia, Dublin, Ireland

Fokker monoplane "Princess Xenia" which spent most of September 1927 at Baldonnel Aerodrome (now Casement Aerodrome) waiting for weather conditions to improve enough to attempt an East to West crossing of the A... More

December 1, 1963, Athlone West, Co. Westmeath, Ireland

December 1, 1963, Athlone West, Co. Westmeath, Ireland

This is the Signal Cabin at Athlone West, Co. Westmeath...No name for the gentleman unfortunately, but as he has his CIÉ (Coras Iompair Éireann) jacket on, he's definitely a railway employee...This photo was ta... More

Robert French - Trinity College Dublin, late 19th century

Robert French - Trinity College Dublin, late 19th century

Very bustling scene at College Green in Dublin (at 13:16 o' the clock?). There are surely clues in this streetscape that can help us narrow down the date.....This photo was taken probably by Robert French, chie... More

Robert French - Alexandra Graving Dock, Belfast (2)

Robert French - Alexandra Graving Dock, Belfast (2)

… taken from further back, showing all of the Rothesay Bay out of Glasgow (is that how it's termed?)...Date: Between October and December 1889 or between July 1890 and mid-1899..NLI Ref.: L_NS_01663 ( vtls000344666 )

Curragh Camp Fire Brigade - Victorian era public domain image

Curragh Camp Fire Brigade - Victorian era public domain image

Shiny and gleaming (new?) horse-drawn fire tender at the Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare. The men have FB, presumably for Fire Brigade, on their uniform collars and as an emblem on their gorgeously ornate helmets, an... More

Robert French - Moll's Gap, Kerry

Robert French - Moll's Gap, Kerry

Very ominous clouds moving in on these tourists in Kerry. Looks as if they're going to get pelted with rain...From the sign post, Sneem is 15 miles behind them, and they've 14 miles to to to Killarney.....Date:... More

Early automobiles - July 18, 1922

Early automobiles - July 18, 1922

The description we originally had in our catalogue for this photo was that it was a Red Cross ambulance passing the G.P.O. on Sackville Street (later renamed O'Connell Street) during the Irish Civil War...While... More

Early automobiles - Nugent's Bus Service

Early automobiles - Nugent's Bus Service

Gorgeous registration plates all beautifully visible on Main Street, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan: BI 709: BI 1641; BI 1661: AZ 4036; IY 1892!..Though shaking metaphorical fist at the driver of the Nugent's bus... More

Arthur Henri Poole - On a bicycle made for three

Arthur Henri Poole - On a bicycle made for three

Anyone know the technical term for this very snazzy bicycle? These natty gentlemen are members of the Waterford Bicycle Club.....Photographer: Poole Photographic Studios ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Search/Results... More

July 4, 1922 - A black and white photo of a group of people in a car

July 4, 1922 - A black and white photo of a group of people in a car

Maud Gonne McBride on Red Cross duty during the Irish Civil War...Date: 4 July 1922..NLI Ref.: HOG197 ( vtls000218441 )

Arthur Henri Poole - Rolls-Royce, but where? Ballyboggan, that's where!

Arthur Henri Poole - Rolls-Royce, but where? Ballyboggan, that's where...

We had some tentative information on this one, not all of which we could stand over in a court of law.....We believed these are Mr and Mrs Philip B. Pierce. This is their Rolls-Royce. The photo may have been ta... More

All of early 20th century transport is here…

All of early 20th century transport is here…

… well, with the possible exception of an early bi-plane spluttering across the façade of Trinity College, but we can't have everything!..A lovely high angle view of the junction of Dame Street with College Gre... More

Arthur Henri Poole - January 3, 1930

Arthur Henri Poole - January 3, 1930

Not a good start to the year 1930 for the owner of this Cotton motorbike! This photo was taken at John Kelly's garage ( nlireland/6531108775/in/photostream ) on Catherine Street, Waterford...Date: Friday, 3 Ja... More

Robert French - Nineteen minutes past 11 o'clock

Robert French - Nineteen minutes past 11 o'clock

Love when our photos clearly show the time, and that's the case with this great capture of St. Patrick's Hill in Cork City.....Thanks to guliolopez ( achesonblog/ ) who did so much work on Barriscale's Jewelle... More

Kilfree Junction, Co. Sligo - Steam locomotive, Public domain image

Kilfree Junction, Co. Sligo - Steam locomotive, Public domain image

A man pushing a steam train round a turntable...Date: May 1960..NLI Ref.: ODEA20/12 ( vtls000148330 )

Robert French - Dining Saloon on the S.S. Great Eastern

Robert French - Dining Saloon on the S.S. Great Eastern

Thought that after our couple of "shippy" days, it'd be interesting to see what was available to passengers below decks on snazzy (technical term) vessels like the Brunel-designed S.S. Great Eastern, berthed in... More

Rinego? Pinegs? No, it's Kinnego, maybe!

Rinego? Pinegs? No, it's Kinnego, maybe!

Three Men in a Boat, accompanied by five delightfully behatted women. This is near Lurgan, Co. Armagh. The photographer's scrawl had originally been transcribed as Rinego? and Pinegs?..Neither sounded plausible... More

Tramless Patrick Street in Cork

Tramless Patrick Street in Cork

We've seen this snippet of Patrick Street in Cork before, but that was when it was very much be-trammed (technical term). It looks as if trams were gone as a mode of Cork transport by the time this Valentine C... More

September 12, 1962 - Steam locomotive, Public domain image

September 12, 1962 - Steam locomotive, Public domain image

Steam train making its way through Cork city...Great help has come in from Corkonians (and others) on exact location, and other information for this one! See the comments below.....Date: 12 September 1962..NLI ... More

Robert French - Eyre Square, Galway

Robert French - Eyre Square, Galway

Featuring the shyest tram passengers ever.....Date: 1880s?..NLI Ref.: L_ROY_00775 ( vtls000325307 )

Queenstown, where soldiers found a home, and sailors their rest

Queenstown, where soldiers found a home, and sailors their rest

Lovely view of Queenstown (now Cobh), and more evidence of harbour-side urinals, though perhaps not as fancy as the ones we saw at City Quay, Dublin ( nlireland/8042702091/ ) ...Date: 1890s? (between 1893 and F... More

Donnybrook Village, Leinster, Ireland

Donnybrook Village, Leinster, Ireland

Our catalogue described this as a Street scene, possibly in Dublin: with motor cars, pedestrians and tramlines. I knew we could do better than that, hoping J. McCaffrey at no. 39 would be a help...I was thinkin... More

Oscar Traynor (under the X), Leinster, Ireland

Oscar Traynor (under the X), Leinster, Ireland

We were originally fairly sure this photo was taken on Monday, 10 July 1922, but wanted to know a lot more about it than we did. If correctly dated, this would have been taken 5 days after Oscar Traynor's anti-... More

September 23, 1963 - A black and white photo of a man in a train car

September 23, 1963 - A black and white photo of a man in a train car

This is J. Hannigan operating the signal levers in Sallins North signal box, Sallins, Co. Kildare...Date: 23 September 1963..NLI Ref.: ODEA37/42 ( vtls000148623 )

79 Grafton Street..., Leinster, Ireland

79 Grafton Street..., Leinster, Ireland

... was the Dublin School of Photography and Studio of Frederick Holland Mares.This gives us a much narrower dating window for this one than 1860-1883, as Mares moved to 118 Grafton Street ( http://jacolette.wo... More

Robert French - St. Nicholas' Church, Galway, 1890(?)

Robert French - St. Nicholas' Church, Galway, 1890(?)

This photo was taken probably by Robert French, chief photographer of William Lawrence Photographic Studios of Dublin...We've seen the front of St. Nicholas' Church before with the Egg and Fowl Market ( nlirela... More

Robert French - Next stop, America!

Robert French - Next stop, America!

Locomotive 107 at Valentia (Valencia) Harbour Station in Co. Kerry…..Photographer: Robert French of Lawrence Photographic Studios ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Collection/vtls000313414 ) , Dublin..Date: Between 190... More

Robert French - Lovely lamp posts

Robert French - Lovely lamp posts

Parts of this photo may not be pin sharp, but it's a great high view along Sackville Street (now O'Connell Street) in Dublin, with lots of details to feast on…..Photographer: Almost certainly Robert French of L... More

Robert French - No. 2 Dredger...

Robert French - No. 2 Dredger...

... a-dredging in Courtown Harbour, Co. Wexford...Photographer: Almost certainly Robert French of Lawrence Photographic Studios ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Collection/vtls000313414 ) , Dublin..Date: Between circa... More

Arthur Henri Poole - Wacky Races?

Arthur Henri Poole - Wacky Races?

We may well have seen some of these chaps before making cars at the O'Gorman motor works in Clonmel ( nlireland/7127891871 ) 14 years after this photo was taken, but here is the O'Gorman Bros. Social Club in a... More

Sutton to the Hill of Howth

Sutton to the Hill of Howth

Queues and great excitement in Sutton as passengers vie to get one last trip on a tram from Sutton to Howth. The service was suspended on 31 May 1959 and replaced by a bus service...The two motorists are C.F. G... More

Early automobiles - Nibbling Noblett's

Early automobiles - Nibbling Noblett's

Another tasty view of the corner of Grafton Street, King Street, and St. Stephen's Green in Dublin...Thanks to your recent research on here ( nlireland/9682531809/ ) , that quite ornate box in front of Rudge-Wh... More

Bullock No. I - Public domain image of a steam ship or boat

Bullock No. I - Public domain image of a steam ship or boat

Islanders on Inisheer bringing a bullock out to Dublin built steamer, the Dún Aengus, on 31 May 1939 for transport to Galway. This is how livestock had to be transported from the island between 1921 and 1958 un... More

Street (running over bridge) Athy, Co. Kildare

Street (running over bridge) Athy, Co. Kildare

This idyllic scene is worth looking at as much for the quality of the shot as for the changes in society and transportation it represents!...Photographer: Unknown..Collection: Eason Photographic Collection ( h... More

Arthur Henri Poole - Spiral

Arthur Henri Poole - Spiral

Not quite a Wall of Death, but this must surely have been quite a thrilling act for audiences at Lloyd's Circus nonetheless. I like the tiny part of the crowd that's lit up by sunlight...Lloyd's Circus (aka Llo... More

Robert French - What's all this then?

Robert French - What's all this then?

Taken on Parkgate Street in Dublin.....Photographer: Almost certainly Robert French of Lawrence Photographic Studios ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Collection/vtls000313414 ) , Dublin..Date: 1910-ish??..NLI Ref.: L_... More

Step out of the car please, Sir

Step out of the car please, Sir

Following the Easter Rising, British Army soldiers are about to search a car that they've stopped on Mount Street Bridge over the Grand Canal, in an area of Dublin that had seen fierce and prolonged fighting...... More

November 24, 1920 during World War I

November 24, 1920 during World War I

Friends of the victims and members of the military outside Jervis Street Hospital during the military enquiry into the Bloody Sunday shootings at Croke Park on Sunday, 21 November 1920...Monday's Irish Independ... More

Christy Mahon on the phone, Leinster, Ireland

Christy Mahon on the phone, Leinster, Ireland

Our regular roving railway reporter Flying Snail ( flyingsnail/ ) asked for some help, and I was happy to oblige. He's nearing the end of his college work (a photographic project on the former railways in Co. ... More

March 30, 1961, Leinster, Ireland

March 30, 1961, Leinster, Ireland

P. McCormick (Paddy?) captured in the Signal Cabin at Leixlip, Co. Kildare at 5.45 - though not sure whether it was morning or evening...Date: Thursday, 30 March 1961..NLI Ref.: ODEA 24/90 ( vtls000305431 )

Lartigue Rail, Ballybunion (or Ballybunnion)

Lartigue Rail, Ballybunion (or Ballybunnion)

NLI Ref.: LROY 4275 ( vtls000057537 ) Public domain photograph of a steam locomotive, engine, train, railroad, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Bloomsday, Leinster, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Bloomsday, Leinster, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Poets Patrick Kavanagh and Anthony Cronin at the church in Monkstown with the carriage in which they'd been proceeding about Dublin in the footsteps of Leopold Bloom, the main protagonist in Ulysses - 50 years ... More

70 Patrick Street, Cork - Victorian era public domain image

70 Patrick Street, Cork - Victorian era public domain image

These are the premises of the legendary Guy's of Cork - photographers, stationers, and publishers of Guy's Cork Almanacs and Directories. At no. 69 to the left is Allen, a drapers perhaps as a sign in the windo... More

... between N[ew]t[own]M[oun]tkennedy and Roundwood...

... between N[ew]t[own]M[oun]tkennedy and Roundwood...

Feeling particularly fiendish today! This image is from a lantern slide in our Joshua H. Hargrave collection...If you like, you can take it as an interesting image in and of itself, but if you're up for a chall... More

Robert French - Penny Farthing - Victorian era public domain image

Robert French - Penny Farthing - Victorian era public domain image

Not sure if we've seen St. Stephen's Green in Dublin from this angle before. There isn't the usual clarity of a Lawrence Collection photograph, but when I spotted the Penny Farthing, this one was irresistible..... More

Exemption Licence at the Anchor Hotel in Moville, Co. Donegal

Exemption Licence at the Anchor Hotel in Moville, Co. Donegal

Don't think we've come across one of these newfangled exemption licences before, have we?..Photographer: Almost certainly Robert French of Lawrence Photographic Studios ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Collection/vtls... More

Train at Abbeyleix - Steam locomotive, Public domain image

Train at Abbeyleix - Steam locomotive, Public domain image

This is Abbeyleix Train Station, Co. Laois. The train is pulled by Engine No. 60...There's a fine array of advertising signs and posters on the gable wall, and dotted about the station, including what looks lik... More

August 1, 1915, Leinster, Ireland

August 1, 1915, Leinster, Ireland

Funeral procession of Fenian Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa. Trams drew to a halt and crowds lined the streets as the coffin passed. O'Rossa had died on Staten Island on 29 June 1915, but his body was brought back to... More

Chetwynd Viaduct and the Mystery Car!!

Chetwynd Viaduct and the Mystery Car!!

Chetwynd Viaduct lifting train, Chetwynd, Co. Cork...I will leave it to the reader to keep themselves abreast of the "Mystery Car" controversy - see comments below. ..This a viaduct on the Cork, Bandon and Sou... More

James Valentine - Grafton Street

James Valentine - Grafton Street

Grafton Street in Dublin, long before pedestrianisation was even a twinkle in Dublin Corporation's eye. Check out the tags for the car registrations that are clear enough to read - the only one I'm unsure of is... More

Brand Spanking New Bus, Leinster, Ireland

Brand Spanking New Bus, Leinster, Ireland

A bright shiny new No. 8 bus pictured on O'Connell Street, Dublin. It looks as if these men can't wait to get on board and try it out for size...Thanks to A. P. Luckwill ( apl-irl/ ) for letting us know that t... More

April 16, 1960, Leinster, Ireland

April 16, 1960, Leinster, Ireland

A lovely capture of Mr McCollins, Station Master at Hazelhatch, Co. Kildare at 3.55 p.m. (or more correctly in railway time 15:55)...Date: Saturday, 16 April 1960..NLI Ref.: ODEA 19/92 ( vtls000304958 )

"possibly outside railway station"? No, it's Woodside Skating Rink!

"possibly outside railway station"? No, it's Woodside Skating Rink!

Does this location look familiar to anyone? Our catalogue information says "... possibly outside railway station"...Plus I'm wondering is that scaffolding or a railing on roof of the large establishment with th... More

Train station Robert French - Curves in Cork - Public domain photograph.

Train station Robert French - Curves in Cork - Public domain photograp...

Chose this curvy photo of the railway station in Cork for the bewildering multiplicity of signage. Most scenes in our early photos are blissfully uncluttered, but not this one!..Also chose it because it has a c... More

Robert French - The Docks, Belfast

Robert French - The Docks, Belfast

Paddle Steamer in for repairs/re-fit? Either way, couldn't resist the amphitheatre effect of this working environment...N.B.: Had intended to ask you all to pace yourselves with these photos of Belfast, Cork, ... More

Robert French - Drung Hill, Co. Kerry

Robert French - Drung Hill, Co. Kerry

NLI Ref.: LIMP 2947 ( vtls000058720 ) Public domain photograph of a steam locomotive, engine, train, railroad, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Arthur Henri Poole - March 1 (allegedly), 1897

Arthur Henri Poole - March 1 (allegedly), 1897

So far in my attempt to post a picture every day ( nlireland/collections/72157626612128423/ ) taken on that date/month, I've been so scrupulous that not even an independent assessor from KPMG could cast any as... More

Arthur Henri Poole - Steam power

Arthur Henri Poole - Steam power

Work on construction of a new railway cutting in Waterford. This photo was commissioned by a Mr Cuthbert, perhaps of Gracedieu, Waterford...Interesting juxtaposition of old and new technologies - horse versus s... More

Robert French - Hair Cut for thruppence

Robert French - Hair Cut for thruppence

Thanks to everyone for confirming that this wasn't the Great Northern Railway Station in Belfast as it said in our catalogue, but rather York Road Railway Station!..Really love the chap striding towards the cam... More

O'Neill's Bicycles, Leinster, Ireland

O'Neill's Bicycles, Leinster, Ireland

Hard at work assembling bicycles at a firm called O'Neill's. That young lad looks terrified. Do you know where this firm was? As usual, any and all information about this lantern slide will be entertained, brou... More

Ocean liners: R.M.S. Titanic? - Public domain ocean liner image

Ocean liners: R.M.S. Titanic? - Public domain ocean liner image

Harland and Wolff Shipbuilding Yard, R.M.S. Olympic on the stocks (Ships Cradle). ..The evidence suggests that this is not the R.M.S Olympic, rather the tragic R.M.S Titanic, while we are delighted with this an... More

Arthur Henri Poole - January 3, 1930

Arthur Henri Poole - January 3, 1930

Not a good start to the year 1930 for the owner of this Cotton motorbike! This photo was taken at John Kelly's garage ( nlireland/6531108775/in/photostream ) on Catherine Street, Waterford...Date: Friday, 3 Ja... More

Glendalough before Round Tower was restored

Glendalough before Round Tower was restored

Side cars, or perhaps more correctly, Jaunting Cars at Glendalough, Co. Wicklow. We knew this was taken between 1860 and 1883, and the "bare headed" Round Tower has helped us to date it more accurately, as dera... More

Robert French - Paddy's Market, Cork City

Robert French - Paddy's Market, Cork City

And could this be anywhere other than Cork with all those Beamish & Crawfords (at nos. 31-35 and no. 39)?..One of my favourite Lawrence market photos. We have a framed version of this up on a wall inside in the... More

Arthur Henri Poole - Messrs Cooper, talking at motor car

Arthur Henri Poole - Messrs Cooper, talking at motor car

Yesterday was a day of remembrance for those who died on the roads over the years so to start with a motoring image seems appropriate This fine Poole shot of or commissioned by Messrs Cooper (with car) starts ... More

Arthur Henri Poole - Definitely the S.S. Coningbeg!

Arthur Henri Poole - Definitely the S.S. Coningbeg!

Major fail yesterday morning, uploading a good photo of a Marconi Room, but not aboard the S.S. Coningbeg! Hoping to make amends with this shot that is definitely the S.S. Coningbeg, photographed sailing into W... More

Straight On or Left or Right to Westmoreland Street Only

Straight On or Left or Right to Westmoreland Street Only

O'Connell Bridge in the heart of Dublin - we've been here before, but I'm completely unapologetic, because this is so great - a motorbike with sidecar being just one of the gems! ..Date: Circa 20th May to 4th J... More

James Valentine - St. Albert at Dublin Airport, circa 1950

James Valentine - St. Albert at Dublin Airport, circa 1950

An Aer Lingus DC-3 plane at Dublin Airport's original terminal building. This curved building won design awards for its architect, Desmond Fitzgerald, brother of former Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Garret Fitzger... More

Planes, Shannon Airport, Co. Galway

Planes, Shannon Airport, Co. Galway

Photographer: James P. O'Dea. .Collection: James P. O'Dea ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Collection/vtls000148612 ) . .Date: September 04 1961. .NLI Ref.: ODEA 27/37 ( vtls000305668 ) . .You can also view this image... More

Market Square, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, 1991

Market Square, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, 1991

Taken by photographer, Padraig J. Laffan, who noted: "Catholic Church is on left where tress are, building in distance (Clerys) now gone."..You can compare this view of Bagenalstown with its companion photo ( n... More

Robert French - H.M.S. Warspite at Queenstown, now Cobh

Robert French - H.M.S. Warspite at Queenstown, now Cobh

Since we visited Kingstown yesterday, thought we might swing by Queenstown in Co. Cork today, now renamed Cobh...This photo lacks the usual impeccable clarity of our Lawrence Collection photos, but thought you ... More

Arthur Henri Poole - The Lizard

Arthur Henri Poole - The Lizard

Great group shot of intending passengers and some crew aboard the Lizard, probably along the quays in Waterford. Believe that the commanding officer may have been called something like Captain Reth, but couldn'... More

Horse Trams at corner of Bachelor's Walk and O'Connell Bridge

Horse Trams at corner of Bachelor's Walk and O'Connell Bridge

Date: ca. 1891-1897..NLI Ref.: L_ROY_03114 ( L_ROY_03114 )

Robert French - Lawrence No. 1, Leinster, Ireland

Robert French - Lawrence No. 1, Leinster, Ireland

Think this is a good shot of Sackville Street, the G.P.O. and Nelson's Pillar in and of itself (and certainly tram heaven for transport enthusiasts), but like it also as it's "No. 1" of the Lawrence Cabinet-siz... More

Robert French - Howth-on-Sea, Leinster, Ireland

Robert French - Howth-on-Sea, Leinster, Ireland

Gloriously sunny day (even in black and white) at Howth, Co. Dublin...Date: Circa 1905? (info. from the excellent Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio ( https://sites.google.com/site/hurdygurdymuseum/home ) in ... More

Captain Malcolm Campbell at Mountjoy Corner, Phoenix Park during practice

Captain Malcolm Campbell at Mountjoy Corner, Phoenix Park during pract...

Contributed by Bob Montgomery 2012: "This photograph was taken during Thursday practice for the 1929 RIAC Irish International Grand Prix. Malcolm Campell drove this Sunbeam in the race." And thanks to Bob, we n... More

Arthur Henri Poole - February 9, 1924

Arthur Henri Poole - February 9, 1924

Brand spanking new, and a snip at £360 - this is the Vulcan Demonstration Van. Its chassis could take 20-25 cwt., and it was distributed by B.T. Lambert Ltd., 3 Cornmarket, Dublin...From examining shots of the ... More

Amelia Earhart at Derry. Northern Ireland

Amelia Earhart at Derry. Northern Ireland

On Saturday, 21 May 1932, Amelia Earhart was on her second Atlantic crossing when she was forced to land in a field near Derry (Londonderry) in her "Little Red Bus"...Ireland of the Welcomes was to the fore in ... More

Cheers! James and Fred at Furey's Pub...

Cheers! James and Fred at Furey's Pub...

This is James P. O'Dea (left) and Fred McDonagh raising a glass at a pub in Moyvalley, Co. Kildare. By the looks of the CIÉ logo on Fred's jacket, he was one of the many railway workers all over Ireland, who wo... More

Albert Memorial in Belfast at 14:25 - Now you don't see the horse-drawn trams!

Albert Memorial in Belfast at 14:25 - Now you don't see the horse-draw...

Companion photo of an archetypal Robert French/Lawrence Collection street scene of the Albert Memorial in Belfast, but now with added electrification... ( nlireland/12170051564 ) ..Photographer: Robert French o... More

Keep Sketch!, Leinster, Ireland

Keep Sketch!, Leinster, Ireland

That little chap peering around the corner outside the Adelaide Pharmacy on Harcourt Street in Dublin has all the hallmarks of someone keeping sketch!..Date: July 1931 (thanks DannyM8!)..NLI Ref.: Eas 1717 ( vt... More

Mr Wade, premises on Quay

Mr Wade, premises on Quay

NLI Ref.: P_WP_3273 ( P_WP_3273 ) Public domain photograph of car, historic place, automobile, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

First President, Dublin, Ireland

First President, Dublin, Ireland

This is Douglas Hyde (in back of car holding top hat), leaving Dublin Castle with a cavalry escort following his inauguration as Ireland's first president. The car has just turned out onto Cork Hill/Dame Street... More

Grand Parade in Cork City, Cork, Ireland

Grand Parade in Cork City, Cork, Ireland

The clutter of car traffic and how it changes streetscapes is really evident in this one compared to our earlier, more open, street scenes...This is allegedly some time between 1930 and 1950. It'd be really gre... More

January 16, 1963 Limerick, Ireland

January 16, 1963 Limerick, Ireland

Please meet Mr Dan Hempenstall, who was foreman at C.I.É.'s Limerick Works (Railway), pictured in the Wagon Shop...Need help with the location of this photo also, please...Date: Wednesday, 16 January 1963..NLI ... More

January 24, 1960 - A train traveling down train tracks next to a river

January 24, 1960 - A train traveling down train tracks next to a river

The Caragh River in Co. Kerry, hurrying along beside train tracks...Thanks to Mike Gerrish and Niall McAuley for help with the location.....Date: Sunday, 24 January 1960..NLI Ref.: ODEA 18/46 ( vtls000304814 )

Bantry Bay Steamship Company Office

Bantry Bay Steamship Company Office

Following on from the Adrigole Pier ( nlireland/8547179579/ ) photo posted this morning, Tin of beansasked to see this photo entitled "Old notice of Bantry Bay steamship company, Glengarriff, Co. Cork."..Not a... More

Early automobiles - Lord French Ambush

Early automobiles - Lord French Ambush

The car in which Lord French was ambushed: sergeant pointing out bullet hole...On 19 December 1919: The IRA attempted to assassinate the British Lord Lieutenant Lord French. The attack was carried out at Ashtow... More

Early automobiles - February 1, 1928

Early automobiles - February 1, 1928

This is the procession for James MacNeill, newly sworn in Governor General of the Irish Free State. Our catalogue had this as Westmoreland Street, Dublin, but following discussion here, we're now sure that this... More

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