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Penny Farthing

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

March 1 (allegedly), 1897

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

On a bicycle made for three

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

Get set!

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

What's going on here then?

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

Steam power

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

Motoring on The Mall

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

May 28, 1901

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 )

Spiral

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

Messrs Cooper, talking at motor car

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

Definitely the S.S. Coningbeg!

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

On Deck of S.S. Coningbeg

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 )

February 24, 1914

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

Wacky Races?

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

Aeroplane on roof at Barrack Street, Waterford

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

Soldiers Going Away II

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

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

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

Positively the last motoring photo for a while...

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

May 19, 1922

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

Hamburg! Urgent!

Hamburg! Urgent!

Men loading plants at William Power & Sons, Waterford. The labels on the huge baskets all say "Hamburg. Urgent". Wondering what plants? Could it be those in the foreground that look like mini Christmas trees. B... More

February 9, 1924

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

December 18, 1928

December 18, 1928

Proud array of Morris cars on the forecourt of Mr John Kelly's garage at Catherine Street, Waterford. Kelly's was the sole district agent for Morris cars...The car on extreme left has a sign in the window with ... More

January 3, 1930

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 ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/6531108775/in/photostream ) on Catherine Street, W... More

Made it, Ma! Top of the world!

Made it, Ma! Top of the world!

Presuming that if any of you work in Elfin Safety you're having a caniption looking at this photo of work on the tower of St. John's Church on Parnell Street, Waterford.....Information in our catalogue record i... More

January 3, 1930

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 ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/6531108775/in/photostream ) on Catherine Street, W... More

S.S. Dunbrody stranded in Avon

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

Gobble, Gobble!

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

Yacht : commissioned by Mrs. Stanley Lyons, 62 Leinster Road, Rathmines

Yacht : commissioned by Mrs. Stanley Lyons, 62 Leinster Road, Rathmine...

A fine days sailing in the offing with a fine yacht decked out with bunting and flags. Given that it was during the Emergency it seems a bit 'off' but I'm sure life went on!..We did not discover much about the... More

Sibyl

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

The Lizard

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

Tramore train station : commissioned by Messrs Eason & Son, Dublin

Tramore train station : commissioned by Messrs Eason & Son, Dublin

Well, we made it through the week without our jet setting Morning Mary, I really do hope she is having a lovely time! Don't you?.I suppose the first question about this photo is why was Poole commissioned by Ea... More

Group of seven : commissioned by Mrs. John Walsh, Mullinavat

Group of seven : commissioned by Mrs. John Walsh, Mullinavat

Northern Hemisphere Flickeroonies.It is difficult to get going on the first few Monday mornings of the new year, fear not, we have a lovely family portrait to warm the cockles of your heart..Southern Hemisphere... More

Rebels, irregulars, a flying column...

Rebels, irregulars, a flying column...

This image of a group of armed men was commissioned by a Captain McGrath from Mr. Poole in 1923. My first impression of it was that they were very well armed which made it unlikely to have been taken before 19... More

Start today, make no delay!

Start today, make no delay!

Poor morning Mary is suffering a bad bout of vertigo after all the standing on her head trying to see the "Uppsidey Downsie" half of yesterdays Eblana Collection offering. So, for safety's sake, I've gone back ... More

Waiting at the barracks door - the Waterford Militia

Waiting at the barracks door - the Waterford Militia

While the sentry (in full uniform but without his rifle) stands guard, and his colleague in "undress" uniform looks on, the new recruits wait in anticipation! A candid image from Poole to start the week. It wa... More

Hit 'em for six!

Hit 'em for six!

Most Poole photographs have been carefully posed but this is a "live" cricket match in full swing. Some may feel that cricket it about as exciting and interesting as paint drying but for the enlightened it is ... More

Enniscorthy, Castleboro - river and steps

Enniscorthy, Castleboro - river and steps

A big house near Enniscorthy in County Wexford taken from the level of the river. There is mention of "steps" but I cannot see them! Can you?..As confirmed by today's contributors (and indeed by Wikipedia ( h... More

Hard to starboard

Hard to starboard

From the far North West we are propelled to the South East to view the good ship SS Fastnet. Mr Poole was a great man for photographing sea going vessels, the date range here is made for “narrowing” though we h... More

Music hath charms...

Music hath charms...

The music class in Rockwell College in County Tipperary poses for Mr. Poole and his glass plate camera. While it may be a long way to Tipperary these young men were never going to form a marching band with tho... More

Loves young dream

Loves young dream

This commission from Mr. Noonan, of Crooke, Passage East, County Waterford was to copy a photograph taken earlier by a photographer who had his/her name embossed on the original. A really handsome couple in th... More

At last - A dog accompanied by a woman!

At last - A dog accompanied by a woman!

'Painting by Sir John Lavery for Mrs. McEnery, Kilmoganny' is the catalogue title for this shot from the Poole Collection. Featuring a dog allowing itself to be held by a young lady it looks a really lovely po... More

Boys in uniform

Boys in uniform

"Group of boys and young men in uniform commissioned by Mr. R. Grubb" is the title of this shot, and we have nine boys with uniform accouterments in shot. it reminds me of a ditty my mother would trot out some... More

Ridgways group when young - and old!

Ridgways group when young - and old!

Each morning I have a choice as to which photo to upload and these vary from the sublime to the tragic. Yesterdays shot reminding us of the misery that arose from evictions and other tragedies proved much more... More

Mr. Cullinan MP, wedding group, large

Mr. Cullinan MP, wedding group, large

Another fine wedding photograph for you all today. The catalogue date suggests 1913 and there is no doubt that the fashion on show is consistent with that. My five year old nephew saw this photo on my computer ... More

Miss Grubbs wedding group

Miss Grubbs wedding group

I always love a good wedding photo and this is one of the best you will find. The date range of 1901 to 1954 should be narrowed very quickly and I do hold out the hope of you getting the exact day correct. I al... More

"Cavalry and infantry in the battle of the hunt" is neither....

"Cavalry and infantry in the battle of the hunt" is neither....

Horsemen and marshals stand and pose for their moment in time. The once respected and much enjoyed experience of hunting (by the humans at any rate) has changed in recent times. Today many oppose the hunt in ... More

William Robert Caldbeck RIP

William Robert Caldbeck RIP

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 wh... More

It's just not cricket!

It's just not cricket!

It most certainly is Cricket and a fine body of men from the Emmett Club pose to record their membership and playing season. Cricket was a sport that was very widely played in Ireland and lived in harmony with... More

The High and the Mighty

The High and the Mighty

A big change today from the lens of the estimable Mr. Poole! Two water tanks on a hill demonstrating the changes that took place in engineering over a period of years. Commissioned by Mr. J. Delaney, M.D.C.E.... More

Lord Muskerry's boat - and a wooden horse!

Lord Muskerry's boat - and a wooden horse!

Yet another Poole commission to shoot a crew on a boat - but this time complete with the owners. It all looks very nautical and ship shape, but the presence of women on board would have appalled many old time ... More

Reflection of a Dredger for Mr. Friel of Newtown

Reflection of a Dredger for Mr. Friel of Newtown

A Poole commission for a Mr. Friel of Newtown shows a dredger on a river during a flat calm. If it is in Waterford, which we suspect it is, then this would have been at the top of the tide and close to the qua... More

Shop at Hearne's - Lunch at the Granville

Shop at Hearne's - Lunch at the Granville

Two of Waterfords iconic establishments captured by Mr. Poole for today's image. Hearnes shop is still there going strong and a mecca for the discerning shopper. The Granville, next door, a great place to sta... More

The Airplane and the Son at Castle Grace

The Airplane and the Son at Castle Grace

Colonel R. R. Grubb of Castle Grace, Clogheen commissioned this composite photograph of an airplane and his son. The plane should be easy to identify and should help with the dating. Who was Col. Grubb, and w... More

The family that prays together - stays together

The family that prays together - stays together

House decorated for the Eucharistic Congress from the Poole Collection. The Congress took place in Dublin but the faithful took part in many activities in places throughout the country. In this case Mr. Quinn... More

Woodstown, water, white wall and wasp waist!

Woodstown, water, white wall and wasp waist!

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 wi... More

The Earl of Sligo and his lady

The Earl of Sligo and his lady

The Earl of Sligo in his plus fours in confident pose standing beside a lady who is not identified. Yesterday we had the Earl of Meath's residence but today, for Sligo, we have the man himself. What was Sligo... More

A motley crew?

A motley crew?

The captain and crew of the SS Dungeness out of Glasgow pose for a photograph in Irelands oldest city, Waterford! A nice cheerful group to start our week while outside the sun is shining and all is well with t... More

Waterfords history in the making - Willie Redmond goes to war!

Waterfords history in the making - Willie Redmond goes to war!

Clearly a City Corporation group photograph from Mr. Poole today with the Lord Mayor in chain and robes and Willie Redmond in military uniform. This is the second day in a row with a military man in a group bu... More

A happy family portrait celebrating his survival?

A happy family portrait celebrating his survival?

This portrait of a mature family -with one son(?) in uniform- is today's shot from the Poole Collection. As it would appear to have been taken in November 1918, it was possibly taken to celebrate the survival ... More

Cabinet commissioned by Mr. M.J. Staines M.P., 6 Harcourt St., Dublin

Cabinet commissioned by Mr. M.J. Staines M.P., 6 Harcourt St., Dublin

A "cabinet" photograph of M. J. Staines M.P. from the Poole Collection to bring us back after the long Easter break. I am not sure what part he played in the Easter Rising but he was a significant figure ther... More

Top Hats, Trilbys and Bowlers

Top Hats, Trilbys and Bowlers

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 g... More

Church Organ somewhere or other?

Church Organ somewhere or other?

A fine church organ in a beautifully decorated church somewhere from the Poole Collection for today! While the carved wooden panels on the walls might indicate the sideways facing choir seats of a reformed ch... More

Fancy hats and Roman Collars

Fancy hats and Roman Collars

A wedding group from the Poole studios with a wonderful selection of hats and at least 5 members of the clergy in attendance. With such a fine group attending I do hope that Mr. and Mrs. Cassin of Bennettsbrid... More

Wedding group : commissioned by Capt.Thomas Hayes. Union Barracks, Kilmacthomas

Wedding group : commissioned by Capt.Thomas Hayes. Union Barracks, Kil...

A handsome military group celebrating the nuptials of Captain Thomas Hayes? There is, however, less than military precision on display - some wearing`gloves and others holding them, some wearing caps and othe... More

Introducing Mr. Lawrence Anthony from Mullinavat

Introducing Mr. Lawrence Anthony from Mullinavat

For our first visit to the Poole collection for this year we have an unusual image for him, a "Carte de Visite". While I have seen these cards posted on other photostreams before I am not sure I fully underst... More

Civic Guards Wexford, group

Civic Guards Wexford, group

This early photograph of the Irish Police (while they were still known as the Civic Guards) shows a police service in its infancy. Two officers, three sergeants and the remaining "Guards" make up the station p... More

Hey, Good looking(?)

Hey, Good looking(?)

This handsome young couple with the relaxed demeanour are Mr. and Mrs. Kieran Carroll, Monablenchmeen, Urlingford, Co.Kilkenny! They look very comfortable in each others' company and as if they have been marr... More

Wedding of Jack Heaslip and Eilish Long: commissioned by Mr. John Heaslip, c/o Miss Nellie Long, Ballyhale, Co.Kilkenny

Wedding of Jack Heaslip and Eilish Long: commissioned by Mr. John Heas...

A Poole shot with a difference, a "modern" wedding taken in the '50s and so very different to those earlier images we have become used to. The names are readily available so this may not facilitate the Treasur... More

Mr. Dunphy, Asst Master, workhouse, group.

Mr. Dunphy, Asst Master, workhouse, group.

A fine family group from the studio of Mr. Poole with a baby, a dog, a military man and fine lugs on display. Mr. Dunphy had a fine and healthy looking family and was justifiably proud of them! While the work... More

Group : commissioned by Dr. Shorten, Magazine Ed, Cork

Group : commissioned by Dr. Shorten, Magazine Ed, Cork

To end the week today we have a charming group photograph from Mr. Poole. Dr. Shorten must have been an important client if he was a magazine editor? Three of the prettiest girls you have ever seen with a boy... More

Sergt. Ruttle's family group, Sergt with hat off : commissioned by Sergt. Ruttle, M.I.C., Passage East, Waterford

Sergt. Ruttle's family group, Sergt with hat off : commissioned by Ser...

Sergeant Ruttle, the 'Member in Charge' of Passage East Barracks and his family make a fine image to end our week on. In 1907 when this was taken the world order was seemingly rock solid, peace prevailed, the ... More

Lacey's Public House, Johnstown, Waterford : commissioned by Mr. H. Keane

Lacey's Public House, Johnstown, Waterford : commissioned by Mr. H. Ke...

Continuing our visits to Irish places of hospitality, the ubiquitous Irish Pub. Today's offering is from the Poole Collection and as well as the Lacey establishment we have two young people standing posing out... More

Clare Senior Hurling team, is likely the Clare Junior Football team

Clare Senior Hurling team, is likely the Clare Junior Football team

The day after Mr. Pooles native Waterford book their place in the All Ireland Hurling Final against Galway we have the Clare Hurling team from 1925? A fine bunch of young men in those old fashioned "sashed" je... More

Doctor Atkins, District Asylum

Doctor Atkins, District Asylum

A stream of irreverent thoughts came into my head when I saw the title to this shot from Poole! Is he perhaps an inmate or the attendant? Does he make "Dr. Atkins Patented Nerve Powders for Lunatic conditions... More

Sir Walter Raleigh, cottage at Youghal

Sir Walter Raleigh, cottage at Youghal

From the academic Sir John P. Mahaffy to his more famous knightly colleague Sir Walter Raleigh and a cottage in County Cork! My definition of a cottage and Raleigh's definition would be many miles (or rooms an... More

Monument to Sir Henry Barron. : commissioned by The Marquis de Pons

Monument to Sir Henry Barron. : commissioned by The Marquis de Pons

Another visit to the wonderful collection from the Poole studio in Waterford. Each time I upload one of this collection I think how lucky Waterford is to have their history recorded so beautifully and preserve... More

Grange Terrace (and its children) Waterford!

Grange Terrace (and its children) Waterford!

I haven't had the pleasure of putting up a Poole shot for some time and today I can put up a cracker! Grange Terrace with its children assembled outside the doors of the nearer houses on a wet day looks so wel... More

Beagle Ball group, flashlight photo taken at townhall

Beagle Ball group, flashlight photo taken at townhall

Beagle Balls were always great sport, and I am sure that this one was no exception. Finding the location for this one may not be too difficult, but which Beagles and from where might be a different matter. Fol... More

Messrs A.H. Poole, 34 The Mall, Waterford City. Photographic exhibits on railings

Messrs A.H. Poole, 34 The Mall, Waterford City. Photographic exhibits ...

When I was young and I visited Dublin City with my parents we always stopped in Abbey Street to look at the windows of the Irish Independent and the Evening Herald. There were about 6 or 8 windows which display... More

View of munition factory, Waterford

View of munition factory, Waterford

We have a photo dated a little over 100 Years ago from Mr Poole. There seems to be some building works still progressing on the site and everything looks new, I see railway tracks which should help with finding... More

Enrollment certificate for Wexford '98 Centenary Association : commissioned by Mr. Mackey, Kylemore, The Haven, New Ross

Enrollment certificate for Wexford '98 Centenary Association : commiss...

A glass plate image of a certificate from the wonderful Poole Collection is todays offering! Interesting that the quotation on the certificate should have been penned by an English Lord! Given that we are alm... More

Wedding group : commissioned by Mr. Magner, Clonmel

Wedding group : commissioned by Mr. Magner, Clonmel

Hats, fur coats, fur stoles, wing collars, centre partings, cows-licks and so much more to show how fashions have changed since this shot was taken for Mr. Magner way back when! I'm not too sure I would want t... More

St Patrick's Day Organizing Committee

St Patrick's Day Organizing Committee

All of the Marys were employed in a search for a relevant photograph to post on Saint Patrick's Day, this is one of the photos we discovered. We all presumed another Mary was going to post the photo on the day,... More

Lady Waterford and baby

Lady Waterford and baby

Blue or Pink? A girl or boy? Which gender was Lady Waterford's baby in this beautiful image from the Poole Collection? ..We had noted that some mothers might give an arm and a leg to have a comparable waistl... More

A fine set of fetlocks: Commissioned by Mr. T. Widger

A fine set of fetlocks: Commissioned by Mr. T. Widger

The full title on this is "Meet at Gracedieu(?) - commissioned by Mr. T. Widger". Maybe Mr. Widger rode to the hunt, and perhaps wanted an image of both he and his steed recorded for posterity(?) It certainly... More

Make sure to take my best side?

Make sure to take my best side?

The Duchess of St. Albans and her guests pose in the garden for Mr. Poole. And it seems a number of the party are careful to show their best sides to the camera! I suspect that the dress and hairstyles will ma... More

Mr. Peare, Catherine Street, Waterford, motor car

Mr. Peare, Catherine Street, Waterford, motor car

The proud owner of a motor car with family insists on having the moment he takes possession recorded for posterity(?) If so, this experience would probably be marked with a series of "selfies" today. I wonder... More

Bayliss-Loftus wedding, group of seven

Bayliss-Loftus wedding, group of seven

This must have been a nice commission for Mr. Poole! A naval(?) officer and his bride with elegant uniforms in a beautiful "big house" setting. Were the children the produce of an earlier marriage or relative... More

Waterford Royal visit, King and Queen on Grand Stand steps

Waterford Royal visit, King and Queen on Grand Stand steps

The King and Queen during a visit to Irelands oldest city, Waterford, way back when! I suspect that this is connected to the Poole photographs from Kilkenny Castle and this was for the press? I was caught by ... More

Woof, woof, woof!  Friday's child is loving and giving!

Woof, woof, woof! Friday's child is loving and giving!

No, Morning Mary has not gone barking mad! Mr. Poole's generosity in providing three dogs in full living detail just made her feeling like a good roll in the grass! The Poole collection really does have some... More

Mr. Delahunty M.P. (done for Mc.Redmond News.)

Mr. Delahunty M.P. (done for Mc.Redmond News.)

Good morning all. Today we have a portrait of a Member of Parliament, apparently originating as a commission for "Mc Redmond News" with a date "between 1901 to 1954". Given the MP suffix we can likely discoun... More

Row, row, row your boat!

Row, row, row your boat!

A Poole commission (for a Mr. O'Leary) of a rowing four with coxswain. Possibly captured at the end of the season with the spoils on display. The trophies appear to be displayed on an old sewing machine, and th... More

De La Salle College, Waterford. Tug of War.

De La Salle College, Waterford. Tug of War.

Another 'random' group of men photographed by Poole - this time in the De La Salle College grounds it would seem! Tug O' War was a popular sport back in the early years of the last century, and contests seen a... More

Congress group : commissioned by Mr. Larkin

Congress group : commissioned by Mr. Larkin

A 'congress' group with the name Larkin attached in or around 1918, might indicate a certain Mr. "Big Jim" Larkin(?) Could this be an early example of the Irish Congress of Trades Union? Or perhaps an early ve... More

National Seamens and Firemans Union, Waterford

National Seamens and Firemans Union, Waterford

To end the week we have a group photo from Poole of the Waterford Branch of the National Seamens and Firemans Union. It comes complete with reminders of the perils of their trades! Once a form of employment com... More

Bow only from W. Nichols

Bow only from W. Nichols

High, dry and handsome! This ship -which has been allowed to rest on the bottom after the tide went out- looks so different from the sleek and powerful creature of the sea! To me, a landlubber, there seems a ... More

Rosslare Hotel

Rosslare Hotel

Rosslare Hotel. That is all it says on the catalogue; Rosslare Hotel! Not "THE" Rosslare Hotel. Or "the Rosslare Hotel". So today we need to find out if there was more than one hotel in Rosslare. And was this ... More

Passengers going to Graiguenamanagh in brakes

Passengers going to Graiguenamanagh in brakes

Why? I mean why would you want to go to Graiguenamanagh in the first place? Why go there in the buckets of rain? In an open car, late in an Irish summer? In any event, this fine Poole shot captures groups o... More

An apple a day keeps the cider maker away?

An apple a day keeps the cider maker away?

Here's the question, if it takes 500 apples to make one pint of cider then how many pints are on display here? Mr. Power, cider manufacturer, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford has a yard full of cider apples for conver... More

View of Café in George's Street : commissioned by Messrs O'Brien, Patrick Street, Waterford

View of Café in George's Street : commissioned by Messrs O'Brien, Patr...

Getting away from matters bovine and agriculture, to the finished product and consumption thereof for today! A nice Poole shot of a café and bakery in Waterford. Cafés then and now have changed enormously wit... More