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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

Robert French - Charabanc at the Lake Hotel

Robert French - Charabanc at the Lake Hotel

This delightful shot shows a "Charabanc" or "Omnibus" loading up with happy trippers outside the Lake Hotel in Inchigeela, County Cork. The image is full of detail including hats, horses, people - but any dogs... More

Father and son at Inniscara

Father and son at Inniscara

A proud father and son on a day out in 1958 at Inniscara, County Cork. O'Dea documented the destruction, or to use a much used word these days, the 'deconstruction' of Ireland's railway system. It went from a... More

Robert French - Sunday's Well, Cork City, Co. Cork

Robert French - Sunday's Well, Cork City, Co. Cork

We are staying in the "Rebel County" today, just because it is a good thing to do. I believe all Corkonians will agree with the decision to present this wonderful landscape / cityscape...I am not very good on s... More

Robert French - John Windele's Tomb, Cork City, Co. Cork

Robert French - John Windele's Tomb, Cork City, Co. Cork

I look forward to hearing all about Mr Windele, I for one have not come across that name before...It is a long time since we had a Limerick from our Chief Antipodean Contributor (CAC), and for some reason this ... More

Cloghleigh Castle, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork

Cloghleigh Castle, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork

Back to North Cork today to near Fermoy. These fortified households are dotted all around the island and calling them castles appears to be a bit of an over-inflation. This one looks very big in comparison wi... More

Your Help Needed

Your Help Needed

"Dev. Anti-Conscription Rally, 1918"?..One of our researchers is considering using this photo in an upcoming exhibition, and has asked if the group here could let her know everything that there is to know about... More

Robert French - Fair Day, Bantry, Co. Cork

Robert French - Fair Day, Bantry, Co. Cork

To end the week we have a Lawrence Cabinet sized image of a Fair Day in Bantry, Co. Cork!. I can see creels and carts, horses and donkeys, men and women, bowlers and flatcaps but it will take some searching to... More

Robert French - Blackwater River, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford

Robert French - Blackwater River, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford

A fine stretch of river at Cappoquin with sidecar, driver and observer. I think that the beauty of the Blackwater is oftentimes overlooked. Perhaps as it is not as storied as rivers such as the Lee, the Liffey... More

Arthur Henri Poole - Sir Walter Raleigh, cottage at Youghal

Arthur Henri Poole - 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

South Main Street and Clock Gate from North Youghal, Queenstown, Co. Cork

South Main Street and Clock Gate from North Youghal, Queenstown, Co. C...

I can almost hear the protests as I type! Youghal and Cobh/Queenstown are two distinct towns in County Cork and North Youghal is not a part of the latter! Labelling aside, this lovely Eason image of South (or ... More

The folks that live on the hill - in Renny, Co. Cork

The folks that live on the hill - in Renny, Co. Cork

I'm not sure where "Renny" is, but it seems an ideal situation for a farmstead that might fear attack from the natives. Water in plentiful supply, trees and grass aplenty and a high stance for lookout and defe... More

Robert French - Harbour, Queenstown, Co. Cork

Robert French - Harbour, Queenstown, Co. Cork

This Lawrence Cabinet sized glass plate shows a great view of Queenstown Harbour with Spike Island, a corner of Haulbowline and the Royal Yacht (I think?) on a fine clear day! Should it be the Royal Yacht then... More

Robert French - Admiralty Recreation Grounds, Castletownbere, Co. Cork

Robert French - Admiralty Recreation Grounds, Castletownbere, Co. Cork

It just isn't cricket, at the moment, with football pitches laid out at the Admiralty Recreation Grounds in Castletownberehaven, County Cork. Today, when the presence of the British fleet is hardly a memory, t... More

Robert French - Emigrants leaving. Scotts Quay, Queenstown

Robert French - Emigrants leaving. Scotts Quay, Queenstown

The "American Wake" is just a memory as the emigrants take to the tenders so that they may be transported to the liner that will carry them to the brave new world of opportunity. What mixture of excitement, sa... More

Military carrying out official reprisal following an ambush in Meelin, Co. Cork

Military carrying out official reprisal following an ambush in Meelin,...

Ignorance is a terrible thing, I have never heard of Meelin and I know absolutely nothing about the subject matter of the above description. The big benefit of this job is that within a few hours I will know al... More

Robert French - The Square, Fermoy, Co. Cork

Robert French - The Square, Fermoy, Co. Cork

Another angle on the Square, Fermoy with our backs to the River Blackwater. We have seen this square before but usually looking out across the bridge. It is surprising to see how dominated the town is by the ... More

Robert French - Queen's Square, Fermoy, Co. Cork

Robert French - Queen's Square, Fermoy, Co. Cork

Queens Square in Fermoy with that fine bridge across the Blackwater dominating the shot...While location and subject of this French shot were already clear, we lacked a more refined date range. Rising almost so... More

Republican prisoners captured during the attack on Passage West being marched to the Cork Gaol for detention

Republican prisoners captured during the attack on Passage West being ...

Following from yesterday's related Hogan shot ( ...nlireland/21840621989/ ) , here we see pro-treaty forces escorting anti-treaty prisoners following the Battle of Cork. Given the learnings yesterday, it seems ... More

Major General Ennis (with Thompson gun) and Comdt. McCreagh or McCrea

Major General Ennis (with Thompson gun) and Comdt. McCreagh or McCrea

Today and tomorrow we've got two related Hogan photos from the civil war's "Battle for Cork" (July-August 1922). ..The first was labelled in the catalogue as "Major General Ennis (with Thompson gun) and Comdt. ... More

Robert French - Queen's College, Observatory, Cork

Robert French - Queen's College, Observatory, Cork

Anyone visiting the college for 2015's "George Boole 200" events may be interested to know that this observatory is accessible to visitors for the first time ( http://georgeboole.com/events/tours/being-boole-ge... More

Twomey's Machine Bakery

Twomey's Machine Bakery

A Happy Twomey Thursday to you and welcome to the heart of Cork City. ..There was great activity around todays photo with contributions from sharon.corbet ( /photos/[email protected]/ ) Niall McAuley ( /photos/g... More

Robert French - Belvelly Castle, Fota, Co. Cork

Robert French - Belvelly Castle, Fota, Co. Cork

For our Cork supporters today we have an old and very clear shot of the castle at the bridge from Fota. ..This shot generated a number of good stories today - leaving us with a tough job to select the most int... More

Robert French - Garinish Island Tower, Glengarriff, Co. Cork

Robert French - Garinish Island Tower, Glengarriff, Co. Cork

Lawrence takes us on a visit to a Garinish Island that is more muckheap than garden. Is this now part of the fabulous gardens???..I am with sharon.corbet ( /photos/[email protected]/ ) with regards to the inadeq... More

Majiculations, Machicolations or Bartizans?

Majiculations, Machicolations or Bartizans?

Fortified house (majiculations at Corner) 1 bay deep, adjoining ivy grown building of same height..This is Monkstown Castle, Monkstown Co.Cork, the location was identified courtesy of derangedlemur ( /photos/8... More

Gothic Grandeur Gloriously Guarded

Gothic Grandeur Gloriously Guarded

This beautiful shot from the stereo pairs shows a fine church in an unknown location. The initial title was too long so a wee bit of alliteration to start your day:-)..Location Identified as Saint Fin Barre's ... More

Rev. Frank Skuse, Kilnagross Rectory, Clonakilty

Rev. Frank Skuse, Kilnagross Rectory, Clonakilty

Rev. Frank Skuse, Kilnagross Rectory, Clonakilty, Co. Cork...The mystery car raised its head again, ZIK382. If you have seen this car over the past few weeks please contact Crimecall or the Gardai at Clonakilty... More

Train crossing street, Fermoy, Co. Cork.

Train crossing street, Fermoy, Co. Cork.

Photographer: James P. O'Dea. .Collection: James P. O'Dea ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Collection/vtls000148612 ) . .Date: November 10 1966. .NLI Ref.: ODEA 42/97 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000306838 ) .... More

Dublin saves Cork

Dublin saves Cork

Dublin and Cork fire brigade appliances. ..We were not sure if this photo was for our the Irish War of Independence or the Irish Civil War albums so we did not add it to either. We are no confident to change th... More

View of Crosshaven

View of Crosshaven

View of a village, seen from across a waterway, in an unknown location...sharon.corbet ( /photos/[email protected]/ ) confirmed that this is in fact a view of Crosshaven in Co Cork. Our Antipodean cousin beachc... More

Robert French - Making nets at Baltimore Fishery School, Cork

Robert French - Making nets at Baltimore Fishery School, Cork

This school was opened in 1886...Date: Circa 1890..NLI Ref.: L_ROY_02595 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/L_ROY_02595 )

Train crossing street, Fermoy, Co. Cork.

Train crossing street, Fermoy, Co. Cork.

Photographer: James P. O'Dea. .Collection: James P. O'Dea ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Collection/vtls000148612 ) . .Date: November 10 1966. .NLI Ref.: ODEA 42/97 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000306838 ) .... More