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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

Oscar Traynor (under the X)

Oscar Traynor (under the X)

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

Keep Sketch!

Keep Sketch!

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 ( ht... More

Hat trick  -  Royal visitors in the Picture Gallery, Kilkenny Castle

Hat trick - Royal visitors in the Picture Gallery, Kilkenny Castle

A royal group in Kilkenny Castle, that beautiful castle in, arguably, Ireland's most beautiful city - but can we name this lot?..And indeed it seems we can. With thanks in particular to some our regular stalwar... 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

The Rileys  -  Survivors of the sinking of the Lusitania, Cobh (formerly Queenstown), Co. Cork

The Rileys - Survivors of the sinking of the Lusitania, Cobh (former...

With thanks to our amazing contributors, it seems that this really is the Riley family: Annie and Edward Riley and their 4-year-old twins Ethel and Sutcliffe. Given that only 764 of the nearly 2000 souls aboard... More

Protest meeting at Beresford Place, and the arrest of Count Plunkett

Protest meeting at Beresford Place, and the arrest of Count Plunkett

Taken from the back of the crowd protesting at the arrest of Count Plunkett in 1917. The cataloguer was not from Dublin as the catalogue states "Butt bridge prominent in view", when - as sharon.corbet ( /photos... More

Waiting for the Solar Eclipse

Waiting for the Solar Eclipse

From the destruction of Dublin on Friday to the Edwardian elegance of the gentry in Clonbrock House. Just two of the group appear even aware that this photograph is being taken but this just adds to the charm ... More

Robert French - Michael Connell, Moyasta, Co.Clare after eviction

Robert French - Michael Connell, Moyasta, Co.Clare after eviction

We have a few photographs which we had readied for the Tríd an Lionsa program. We felt that we would not get the opportunity to post them in the normal course, therefore we have decided to post a number of them... More

Robert French - Battering Ram "Back with them, away with them"

Robert French - Battering Ram "Back with them, away with them"

We return to a harrowing and tragic scene today to mark the latest Tríd an Lionsa ( http://www.tg4.ie/en/programmes/trid-an-lionsa/ ) programme on TG4. This programme uses several of our "Bodyke Eviction" and... More

O'Donovan Rossa funeral committee

O'Donovan Rossa funeral committee

Though recent sleuthing ( ...nlireland/20866908436/ ) has meant we've had to change the tag ( https://www.flickr.com/search/?tags=100ishyearsago ) for our recent series to "100ish years ago", we are a little ... More

Robert French - Regatta Season on the Liffey

Robert French - Regatta Season on the Liffey

I think this is one of the nicest photos we have had for a while, there is so much going on, it is a real shame that we do not have the notes feature as I have no doubt that there would have been at least 20 ne... 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

Arthur Henri Poole - Best days of your life?

Arthur Henri Poole - Best days of your life?

Thanks for all your comments. The consensus seems to be that this boy is indeed Edmund (though we were led astray for a while by "Edward") Becher, at about age 11. This leads us to a grave record in France as f... More

Queen Victoria and others

Queen Victoria and others

Queen Victoria in carriage with others, at Grafton Street, Dublin...Only last week I was watching a BBC show presented by Michael Portillo where he shares items from the British national archive. In this partic... More

18 Abercorn Road  -  Former home of Sean O'Casey

18 Abercorn Road - Former home of Sean O'Casey

We asked a local politician Maureen O'Sullivan TD to help with this photo and I am happy to report that she has Identified all the kids for us. From left to right we have - Catherine Byrne, Helen Boyle, Rose By... More

Keep Sketch!

Keep Sketch!

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 ( ht... More

The Long Fellow

The Long Fellow

Éamon de Valera in full flight on the steps of Ennis Court House, Co. Clare. Wanted to find out if this was in 1923 (rather than any other year in which the Long Fellow might have been electioneering), and also... More

Robert French - Hippodrome, Belfast

Robert French - Hippodrome, Belfast

We've seen The Palace/Grand Opera House ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/8592211954/ ) in Belfast before, but that was before this architectural extravaganza was built and opened next door...Photograph... More

The Fire Brands, Bodyke, Co.Clare

The Fire Brands, Bodyke, Co.Clare

Please forgive another upcycled photo, but nary a comment!..The sign on the effigy reads:.PRAISE THE LORD.FOR HERE.THE TYRANT'S ARM WAS.PARALYSED...Date: Friday, 3 June 1887..NLI Ref.: EB2665 ( http://catalogue... More

Photographer Thomas J. Wynne, 1838-1893

Photographer Thomas J. Wynne, 1838-1893

Creator of the photographs in our Wynne Album ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Collection/vtls000284048 ) , advertising his photographic studio on Main Street in Castlebar, Co. Mayo...You know how we love to hear from... More

"Street scene with advertising hoardings" but where? Corner of Summerhill and Langrishe Place!

"Street scene with advertising hoardings" but where? Corner of Summerh...

This is from our W.D. Hogan collection. We knew it was Dublin, and believed it was December 1922/January 1923 - Robinson Crusoe on at the Queen's Theatre, Father Christmas on the Heather ad, and heavy wintry lo... More

Robert French - Before...

Robert French - Before...

It's not often that we see such a "journalistic" photo in our Lawrence Collection. This illustrious gathering (at Belfast City Hall?) was present for the unveiling of a memorial to Lord Dufferin and Ava. Plenty... More

Robert French - ... and After!

Robert French - ... and After!

In this one, the memorial to Lord Dufferin and Ava has just been unveiled, and the "looky loos" are getting more reckless in their quest to get a good vantage point.....Date: Friday, 8 June 1906 (thanks Niall M... More

James Valentine - Meet you under the clock at Clery's

James Valentine - Meet you under the clock at Clery's

Rather nice panoramic view "up" O'Connell Street from the top of Nelson's Pillar. We think this was taken around 1950, but would love confirmation or suggestions to the contrary...Very surprised when I zoomed i... More

Robert French - Posters at Blossom Gate

Robert French - Posters at Blossom Gate

Detail from photo of Blossom Gate ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/5416376278/ ) , Kilmallock, Co. Limerick.....Date: Circa Saturday, 14 August 1909..NLI Ref.: L_ROY_10345 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Reco... More

Robert French - Good King Billy

Robert French - Good King Billy

Statue of William III aka William of Orange on College Green/Dame Street in Dublin...This statue is long gone from the Dublin streetscape. When did he appear? When did he disappear? Where did he go?..Date: Circ... More

Robert French - Uh oh!

Robert French - Uh oh!

More maritime misadventure for you today - this time in the harbour at Arklow, Co. Wicklow...Date: Circa October 1886..NLI Ref.: L_ROY_00416 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000326007 )

Dancing

Dancing

A lighter moment during the Irish Civil War captured by photographer W.D. Hogan, as Free State soldiers on board the S.S. Arvonia dance with each other to melodeon music.....Date: Monday, 7 August 1922 (99% ce... More

The London Clown Cricketers are coming!

The London Clown Cricketers are coming!

Knew there was no way we couldn't date this - how often did the London Clown Cricketers come to the Munster Hall and Mardyke Cricket Ground? (At the very least thought there'd be newspaper reports of mothers lo... More

Arthur Henri Poole - Off to New Ross (again!)

Arthur Henri Poole - Off to New Ross (again!)

We have seen aspects of this parade before ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/5785626569/ ) , but ofarrl ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ ) asked to see another shot of it, because "the Stars... More

Robert French - Presenting Davy Stephens, late of Kingstown

Robert French - Presenting Davy Stephens, late of Kingstown

Really unusual for us to find a named person in our Lawrence Collection photographs, but here is Mr Davy Stephens. A really cursory Google search reveals that he was a very famous news seller around Kingstown (... More

Telegraph Office, but where? Adrigole, that's where!

Telegraph Office, but where? Adrigole, that's where!

I had hoped that this one would be a fiendishly difficult challenge, and so it proved! This is from our Fergus O'Connor Collection, and all that we had on it was Post and telegraph office: exterior view in an u... More

Robert French - "Unidentified" = City Hall, Donegall Square, Belfast

Robert French - "Unidentified" = City Hall, Donegall Square, Belfast

This photo had been languishing on our catalogue with the sad title Unidentified - an unacceptable state of affairs, but our fantastic Flickroonies have rectified the situation.....Thanks to Niall McAuley ( htt... More

Oscar Traynor (under the X)

Oscar Traynor (under the X)

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

Not an Irish Civil War Prayer Vigil after all!

Not an Irish Civil War Prayer Vigil after all!

We thought that this W.D. Hogan photograph was taken during the Irish Civil War. The title on our catalogue was: "A prayer vigil, during the Irish Civil War, possibly in London" - at least we were partly right!... More

Marconi Wireless Telegraph Station, Malin Head, Co. Donegal, January 1902

Marconi Wireless Telegraph Station, Malin Head, Co. Donegal, January 1...

Could this photo have been taken to celebrate the opening of this Station? There're the flags, everything looks brand spanking new, and some of the men on the roof have tools... Is it too much to hope for, that... More

Arthur Henri Poole - Smiliest flower girls ever?

Arthur Henri Poole - Smiliest flower girls ever?

Follow the story as it unfolded in the comments below to see what was achieved from scant information in our catalogue, and an incorrect date for this lovely wedding photo.....Date established as Saturday, 27 J... More

Boons and Blessings

Boons and Blessings

Cranking up the old Flickr machine after my holliers, and thought that to make up for my absence, we'd have a street corner double whammy today! So, here's the corner of North Frederick Street and Hardwicke Str... More

Even more Boons and Blessings

Even more Boons and Blessings

And here's the view from around the corner on North Frederick Street and Hardwicke Street, Dublin...Unsure of date, but must have been after 1905, as there are Irish Independent news posters outside Field's...... More

Robert French - Middle Row, Lurgan, Co. Armagh, late 19th century

Robert French - Middle Row, Lurgan, Co. Armagh, late 19th century

This photo was taken in the late 19th century, probably by Robert French, chief photographer of William Lawrence Photographic Studios of Dublin. It's especially rich in beautiful ghostly figures, and if I'm rea... More

Bollards

Bollards

Thought that we might revisit this interesting Dublin street corner, as these lovely and ornate ironwork bollards weren't so clear in this photo ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/6486290583/in/photostrea... More

On the road to Cahirmee

On the road to Cahirmee

A family in their beautifully decorated caravan en route to the Cahirmee Horse Fair (which we now know is held on 12 July every year) at Buttevant, Co. Cork, ..Thanks to Frank Fullard ( http://www.flickr.com/ph... More

July 24, 1922

July 24, 1922

National Army troops at the South Western Front during the Irish Civil War...We've discovered (mostly through all of your efforts here on Flickr) that some of our W.D. Hogan collection dates are not as secure a... More

Robert French - Good King Billy

Robert French - Good King Billy

Statue of William III aka William of Orange on College Green/Dame Street in Dublin...This statue is long gone from the Dublin streetscape. When did he appear? When did he disappear? Where did he go?..Date: Circ... More

George and Mary Mahon at Salthill County Galway

George and Mary Mahon at Salthill County Galway

"Two little children bathing in seaside two other figures in distance, town visible in background"..This image is from the Clonbrock (Dillon family) collection, and is dated c.1900, but where did they spend the... More

Robert French - Regatta Season on the Liffey

Robert French - Regatta Season on the Liffey

I think this is one of the nicest photos we have had for a while, there is so much going on, it is a real shame that we do not have the notes feature as I have no doubt that there would have been at least 20 ne... More

Keep Sketch!

Keep Sketch!

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 ( ht... More

Robert French - The Good Ship Excel…

Robert French - The Good Ship Excel…

… at least I think that's what it says on the bow of the nearest ship...Good view of the bustle along the quays in Cork city. The Lawrence Studios have been kind to us, as Cork Exhibition inscribed on the glass... More

The Long Fellow

The Long Fellow

Éamon de Valera in full flight on the steps of Ennis Court House, Co. Clare. Wanted to find out if this was in 1923 (rather than any other year in which the Long Fellow might have been electioneering), and also... More

Robert French - Hippodrome, Belfast

Robert French - Hippodrome, Belfast

We've seen The Palace/Grand Opera House ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/8592211954/ ) in Belfast before, but that was before this architectural extravaganza was built and opened next door...Photograph... More

The Fire Brands, Bodyke, Co.Clare

The Fire Brands, Bodyke, Co.Clare

Please forgive another upcycled photo, but nary a comment!..The sign on the effigy reads:.PRAISE THE LORD.FOR HERE.THE TYRANT'S ARM WAS.PARALYSED...Date: Friday, 3 June 1887..NLI Ref.: EB2665 ( http://catalogue... More

Arthur Henri Poole - Wedding at Waterford Courthouse

Arthur Henri Poole - Wedding at Waterford Courthouse

Really delighted with this one, as we have so little evidence of Jewish life in Ireland in our photographs! We found out that the bride and groom were Ester Levin ( http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1... More

Robert French - Parade of 30,000 Orangemen - Floods of Rain and Oratory

Robert French - Parade of 30,000 Orangemen - Floods of Rain and Orator...

The clarity of this photo taken on Main Street in Larne is pretty amazing - have a zoom in if you don't believe me, but most amazing of all is the clearest news poster ever. Hope it doesn't spoil your fun that ... More

Robert French - Before...

Robert French - Before...

It's not often that we see such a "journalistic" photo in our Lawrence Collection. This illustrious gathering (at Belfast City Hall?) was present for the unveiling of a memorial to Lord Dufferin and Ava. Plenty... More

Robert French - ... and After!

Robert French - ... and After!

In this one, the memorial to Lord Dufferin and Ava has just been unveiled, and the "looky loos" are getting more reckless in their quest to get a good vantage point.....Date: Friday, 8 June 1906 (thanks Niall M... More

James Valentine - Meet you under the clock at Clery's

James Valentine - Meet you under the clock at Clery's

Rather nice panoramic view "up" O'Connell Street from the top of Nelson's Pillar. We think this was taken around 1950, but would love confirmation or suggestions to the contrary...Very surprised when I zoomed i... More

Robert French - Blossom Gate, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick

Robert French - Blossom Gate, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick

Had planned to recycle/upcyle this Munsterset image from before we launched on Flickr Commons in an effort to garner it a little more attention. I zoomed in on this image when I saw all of the posters. I think ... More

Robert French - Posters at Blossom Gate

Robert French - Posters at Blossom Gate

Detail from photo of Blossom Gate ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/5416376278/ ) , Kilmallock, Co. Limerick.....Date: Circa Saturday, 14 August 1909..NLI Ref.: L_ROY_10345 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Reco... More

Wexford Millionaires in Mountmellick

Wexford Millionaires in Mountmellick

This photograph was irresistible because of the Holy Grail of not just one but two news posters that are for once (Huzzah!) legible...I've uploaded a detail of the two posters ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/nli... More