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Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Planes, Trains & Automobiles from National Library of IrelandCreated by: PICRYLDated: 1920
September 12, 1962
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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April 16, 1960

April 16, 1960

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 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie... 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 ( h... More

Bloomsday

Bloomsday

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

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

"... a foot in foreground" = Ruins of Olderfleet Castle, Larne

"... a foot in foreground" = Ruins of Olderfleet Castle, Larne

Hope none of you are eyeing the foreground uneasily to search for a severed limb, but in our catalogue, this image is titled: "Road approaching village, ruin to right, side-car, tourist party, a foot in foregro... More

79 Grafton Street...

79 Grafton Street...

... 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

70 Patrick Street, Cork

70 Patrick Street, Cork

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

Merchants Quay, Newry

Merchants Quay, Newry

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 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/STP_1179 )

Armagh Man (William Stickers?) laughs in the face of "Post No Bills" signs

Armagh Man (William Stickers?) laughs in the face of "Post No Bills" s...

Cheating a little with the title of this one, as there is no "Post No Bills" sign to be seen (although we know they existed in Ireland long before ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/8178145805 ) this pho... More

Arthur Henri Poole - Penny Farthing

Arthur Henri Poole - Penny Farthing

Mr. T. Doyle of Yoletown Roller Mills, Wexford with a penny farthing bicycle. It is not clear whether this bike was Mr. Doyle's, or a rather exotic photographic studio prop...Bob Montgomery 2012 said:."This is ... More

Robert French - Steamboat, Lough Erne

Robert French - Steamboat, Lough Erne

Sticking with the same collection as yesterday, the catalogue lists this image as "Steam Boat on Lough Erne, Belturbet, Co. Cavan" - implying that it was taken in County Cavan. However, we have a similar Lawren... More

Robert French - Eyre Square, Galway

Robert French - Eyre Square, Galway

Featuring the shyest tram passengers ever.....Date: 1880s?..NLI Ref.: L_ROY_00775 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000325307 )

"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

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

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 ( http://ca... More

Robert French - Pilot Office, Belfast

Robert French - Pilot Office, Belfast

Men working on tracks at the docks in Belfast beside the Pilot Office...Thanks to Gerry Ward ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/gerryward/ ) for this great background information:."The Pilot Office stood on the no... 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

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 ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/8042702091/ ) ...Dat... More

Robert French - Traffic Jam

Robert French - Traffic Jam

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 - March 1 (allegedly), 1897

Arthur Henri Poole - March 1 (allegedly), 1897

So far in my attempt to post a picture every day ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/collections/72157626612128423/ ) taken on that date/month, I've been so scrupulous that not even an independent assesso... More

Robert French - Drung Hill, Co. Kerry

Robert French - Drung Hill, Co. Kerry

NLI Ref.: LIMP 2947 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000058720 )

Robert French - Curves in Cork

Robert French - Curves in Cork

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 - 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 ( http://... 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

... 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

Bangor Castle I

Bangor Castle I

Paddle steamer Bangor Castle en fête for some big event! We don't know where this was taken. Can just make out ...KLOW at extreme left on the prow of the steamer behind the Bangor Castle...Date: 1860-1883..NLI ... More

Robert French - H.M.S. Melampus in all her glory

Robert French - H.M.S. Melampus in all her glory

Taken at the harbour in Kingstown, Co. Dublin - now renamed Dun Laoghaire...Think we might get a bit nautical (not ruling out naughty either) for the next few days, in honour of the Dublin Tall Ships Races Fest... More

Two men pictured with rowboats in a yard - Dun Laoghaire

Two men pictured with rowboats in a yard - Dun Laoghaire

To end the week we have another Hargrave shot. Labelled as "Two men pictured with rowboats in a yard: in an unidentified location", we though that perhaps the location might seem obvious to some - but not be a... 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

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

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 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/L_ROY_03114 )

Robert French - All aboard the "Cherry-bounce"

Robert French - All aboard the "Cherry-bounce"

Happy tourists or day trippers loading up outside McNeill's Hotel in Larne, Co. Antrim, under the watchful eye of the local constabulary. We think McNeill's was near Dunluce Street. Have hazarded "charabanc" as... More

Robert French - Cherry Bounce

Robert French - Cherry Bounce

Completely stealing the title for this one from Little Women where Amy uses the term that the March family's household helper, Hannah, used for Mr. Laurence's Char-a-Banc...This gorgeous touring car is pictured... More

Curragh Camp Fire Brigade

Curragh Camp Fire Brigade

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 - 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

Robert French - The Square, Rathdowney, Co. Laois, circa 1900

Robert French - The Square, Rathdowney, Co. Laois, circa 1900

This photo was taken probably by Robert French, chief photographer of William Lawrence Photographic Studios of Dublin...You can compare this view of the The Square at Rathdowney with its companion photo ( http:... More

Arthur Henri Poole - Get set!

Arthur Henri Poole - Get set!

Thanks to input from Bob Montgomery 2012, we now know that this bicycle race took place on the cycle track built by William G.D. Goff, pioneer cyclist and motorist, in the People's Park, Waterford. The track op... More

Arthur Henri Poole - What's going on here then?

Arthur Henri Poole - What's going on here then?

All we have is that it was taken in Waterford, and "Manor" - Manor Street? Manor Hill? and the title Motor cars in yard...Any and all ideas as to what the yokes are along the wall will be entertained.....Date: ... 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 - 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 - S.S. Shannon

Robert French - S.S. Shannon

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 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000036564 )

Robert French - Temprance Bar!

Robert French - Temprance Bar!

Bad spelling over the door aside, surely a Temperance Bar is a bit of a contradiction in terms?..The main focus here is Thomas Strand's establishment at no. 5 Tivoli Terrace in Lisdoonvarna (lovely lamp lurking... 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

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

Unidentified = Eel Weir taken from Town Bridge in Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Unidentified = Eel Weir taken from Town Bridge in Athlone, Co. Westmea...

Thought this was probably on the River Shannon somewhere, but excellent that we now have a proper location for this Lawrence Collection photo that previously had only the rather sad title of Unidentified on our... 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

Robert French - Lawrence No. 1

Robert French - Lawrence No. 1

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

Arthur Henri Poole - Sibyl

Arthur Henri Poole - Sibyl

As derangedlemur solved today's mystery image ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/9454962057/ ) in about 30 seconds, presenting today's bonus photograph - the paddle steamer Sibyl (libations to all the ma... More

Robert French - Fast Excursion to the International Exhibition

Robert French - Fast Excursion to the International Exhibition

It looks as if some quite stylish ladies have just alighted from a train at Limerick Railway Station, though they're of no interest to local children who are completely focused on the photographer...Delighted t... More

Robert French - Penny Farthing

Robert French - Penny Farthing

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

Arthur Henri Poole - S.S. Dunbrody stranded in Avon

Arthur Henri Poole - S.S. Dunbrody stranded in Avon

To matters maritime to begin the week, a stranded ship on a shore with supporting craft around it...With thanks to sharon.corbet ( /photos/[email protected]/ ) , guliolopez ( /photos/[email protected]/ ) , swordscookie ... 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 - A lot of horse power in these stables!

Robert French - A lot of horse power in these stables!

These are the stables on the Rockingham Estate in Boyle, Co. Roscommon - home to the King family (the Estate, not the Stables!). It looks as if real horse-drawn conveyances and horse power as we know it today w... More

Keep Off Propellor

Keep Off Propellor

Displaying a fine example of Eats, Shoots and Leaves ( http://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/854886-eats-shoots-leaves-the-zero-tolerance-approach-to-punctuation ) signage, this is the SS Scotia docked at Holyh... 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... ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/12170051564 ) ..... More

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

Robert French - No. 74

Robert French - No. 74

Lovely location for a railway station, at the foot of the Rock of Cashel in Tipperary. Am I raving or have we seen engine 74 somewhere else? And was this part of the Great Southern and Western Railway?..Date: C... 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 - Howth-on-Sea

Robert French - Howth-on-Sea

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

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

The Little Engine That Could...

The Little Engine That Could...

Had never spotted an engine with a tram before in any of our photos (had there been a breakdown?), so thought you might be interested in this one. We thought it may have been taken near Terenure College in Dubl... 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 - Gobble, Gobble!

Arthur Henri Poole - Gobble, Gobble!

Turkeys being delivered to Flynn & Young's on Conduit Lane in Waterford.....Could the chap who's lifting up one of the turkeys be the gentleman on the right in this interior shot of .Flynn & Young's ( http://ww... 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

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

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

St. Patrick, vessel, at Rosslare Harbour, Co. Wexford

St. Patrick, vessel, at Rosslare Harbour, Co. Wexford

Welcome to a new week and a new set of NLI photographs for your attention. Today we start with a shot from the Mason Collection showing a ship moored at Rosslare Harbour...Following input from B-59 ( /photos/6... 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

Dunne, Biplane

Dunne, Biplane

This could be fun. who, where, when, what?..Niall McAuley ( /photos/gnmcauley/ ) was on the ball with this one right from kick off, he quickly identified the "Dunne" as John William Dunne!..Dunne worked initi... More

Sloops at anchor in harbour, lighthouse on outcrop in distance

Sloops at anchor in harbour, lighthouse on outcrop in distance

While there is something here for those interested in different sail-plans (Wikipedia) ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sail-plan ) , I guess the main question here was always going to be "where are we". And in ... More

O'Neill's Bicycles

O'Neill's Bicycles

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?

Ocean liners: R.M.S. Titanic?

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

Robert French - Post No Bills

Robert French - Post No Bills

Wondering if this is the earliest sighting of a "Post No Bills" warning in our photos (in the archway at the right - no. 18). This is Shop Street, Galway obviously bathed in glorious sunshine, with a horse-draw... 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

Robert French - Castle Street in Sligo Town

Robert French - Castle Street in Sligo Town

This was taken just around the corner from our 1798 Memorial on Market Street ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/9182730208 ) . Good vista, good mix of businesses, very clear registration number on that m... 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

Arthur Henri Poole - On Deck of S.S. Coningbeg

Arthur Henri Poole - On Deck of S.S. Coningbeg

More funnels than you could shake a stick at on the deck of the S.S. Coningbeg, on the River Suir in Waterford...Date: Saturday, 14 March 1914..NLI Ref.: P_WP_2541a ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/P_WP_2541a )

Red Bay Arch, with man on bicycle

Red Bay Arch, with man on bicycle

This morning we go up north to the Arch at Red Bay and a fine upright bicycle. ..With thanks to B-59 ( /photos/[email protected]/ ) , swordscookie ( /photos/swordscookie/ ) and beachcomberaustralia ( /photos/beach... More

Oxo Gives Strength!

Oxo Gives Strength!

Soldiers waiting for a train at Newbridge Railway Station in Co. Kildare. They may have been members of the Cavalry Regiment stationed at nearby Newbridge (aka Kilbride?) Barracks ( http://www.flickr.com/photos... More

Train at Abbeyleix

Train at Abbeyleix

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

August 1, 1915

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

Arthur Henri Poole - February 24, 1914

Arthur Henri Poole - February 24, 1914

These are the crew members of a Norwegian vessel, who survived what is known as the Fethard Lifeboat Disaster...These men were on board their vessel, The Mexico (with its cargo of mahogany and cedar from Mexico... More

A street scene in Cork with tram and passengers!

A street scene in Cork with tram and passengers!

This is a street scene from Cork with an electric tram and would be passengers. This is from the Fergus O'Connor collection...The Location was correctly Identified as Douglas village in Cork in very quick time... 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

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 ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/7127891871 ) 14 years after this photo was taken, but here is the O'... More

November 24, 1920

November 24, 1920

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

Up Sinn Féin

Up Sinn Féin

Not a political statement, but words that were chalked on the side of this Austin Armoured Car outside Mounjoy Prison in Dublin during a hunger strike. There were a number of hunger strikes between 1918 and the... More

Blackrock Road, Cork City

Blackrock Road, Cork City

This narrow street with an open top electric tram has lots of people about...roaming paddy ( /photos/roamingpaddy/ ) Was spot on with the location very early in the day, Location Identified as Blackrock Road,... More

Arthur Henri Poole - Aeroplane on roof at Barrack Street, Waterford

Arthur Henri Poole - Aeroplane on roof at Barrack Street, Waterford

Thanks to ofarrl ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ ) (see comments below), we now have a lot more information about this photo. The crash happened in November 1920 as a "Scout" plane, carrying despa... More

New Living Pictures

New Living Pictures

It's killing me that I can't read the detail on the posters outside the Rotunda Round Room, but thought you might like this one in any case... ..There're our gorgeous "bollards" ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/n... More

Arthur Henri Poole - Soldiers Going Away II

Arthur Henri Poole - Soldiers Going Away II

Thanks to Niall McAuley ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley/ ) for confirmation that this photo was taken at Adelphi Quay in Waterford, and that sign at top right is for Soldiers' Home. And we're indebted... More

When the boat comes in...

When the boat comes in...

This pier should be somewhere near our Telegraph and Post Office ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/8366240991/ ) at Adrigole in West Cork. Hoping that Peg ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/843... More

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

July 4, 1922

July 4, 1922

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

December 9, 1924

December 9, 1924

Perched at the back of this jaunting car (holding the umbrella) is the Right Honourable F.O. Roberts, M.P. and British Minister for Pensions, apparently enjoying a ride around St. Stephen's Green...Date: 9 Dece... More

July 18, 1922

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

Excursion party, Kings Arms Hotel, Larne, Co. Antrim

Excursion party, Kings Arms Hotel, Larne, Co. Antrim

NLI Ref.: LROY2346 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000191891 )

Armoured train at Inchicore Works

Armoured train at Inchicore Works

NLI Ref.: HOG101 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000194440 )

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