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Donnybrook Village

Donnybrook Village



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 thinking Terenure-ish, but was absolutely wrong! Thanks a million to DannyM8 who suggested Donnybrook, and then backed it up with hard evidence from the 1911 census, finding John McCaffrey, greengrocer, (35) at 39 Donnybrook Road ( http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000122895/ ) ! ..With regard to an accurate date for this photo, one of the Irish Times news posters trumpets Religious War in Mexico, and exactly that headline appeared on page 8 of the Irish Times on Monday, 15 August 1927, so that seems relatively safe for dating.....P.S. Love the alleged Confesserie! Did you confess your guilt for guzzling cream cakes here?..Date: Monday, 15 August 1927..NLI Ref.: OCO 105 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000298612 )

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...



1920 - 1930




National Library of Ireland

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