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"... 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

"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

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

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

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

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

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 - 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

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

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

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

Tramway demolition, Howth, Co. Dublin

Tramway demolition, Howth, Co. Dublin

This is the demolition of the Hill of Howth Tramway...The Howth Tram was a tram which circled Howth Head, near Dublin, Ireland, beginning and terminating at Sutton railway station. It operated from June 1901 to... More

Robert French - Not Licensed to Sell on Sunday

Robert French - Not Licensed to Sell on Sunday

Wonder if that's the proprietor of the Fair Head Hotel in Antrim, Isabella McLaughlin, lurking in the doorway with ducks around her feet? Now known as "Hunter's Bar in Ballyvoy. The Torr Road starts here and ru... More

U.S. Army Cpl. Thomas Olson, a combat engineer team

U.S. Army Cpl. Thomas Olson, a combat engineer team

U.S. Army Cpl. Thomas Olson, a combat engineer team leader from Company A, 91st Engineer Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, radios the coordinates of a tank fighting... More

Funeral of Major Holmes, R.I.C., killed in ambush at Castleisland, Co. Kerry

Funeral of Major Holmes, R.I.C., killed in ambush at Castleisland, Co....

A lorry load of Auxiliaries, covered by rifle bearing colleagues, lead the funeral of Major Holmes of the Royal Irish Constabulary. He had been killed in an ambush at Castleisland in County Kerry. In the backgr... More

Robert French - Picnicking at Lough Gill

Robert French - Picnicking at Lough Gill

Yet another visit to beautiful Lough Gill to end this week and a view to die for! Mr. French appears to have brought a few of his drinking partners to share the view with him on this occasion though the top ha... More

Robert French - Irish water buffaloes?

Robert French - Irish water buffaloes?

This smashing shot from the lens of Mr. French looks so crisp and clear that one could imagine that you were looking at it live! Lough Gill in Sligo is beautiful at any time and this captures the atmosphere an... More

Roofs, spires and water

Roofs, spires and water

Having arrived at the northern end of the country on Friday, we decided to go a step further to start this week by going out foreign altogether! This image, from the Hargrave collection, follows the trend of h... More

We're going on a bear hunt!

We're going on a bear hunt!

A cave deep in the woods would always hold the attraction of exploration and the thrill of danger, especially for the young at heart! Where is this one and has the scene changed much in the last 150 years?..Ro... More

Deep in the valley O!

Deep in the valley O!

To end the week after some really lovely images, here we have one from our Stereo Pairs Collection of an unidentified valley. It has a cluster of houses nestling below the heavily wooded slopes of a hill. (Cong... More

Robert French - The wheels fell off the wagon!

Robert French - The wheels fell off the wagon!

Reading the catalogue description of this I thought that it would be like a "Cardall" image, an idealised bit of Paddywhackery but when I looked at the image my reaction was WOW! This is so different, almost E... More

"Distant view of pier with lighthouse and houses taken from the sea" is Bray

"Distant view of pier with lighthouse and houses taken from the sea" i...

Continuing where we left off on Friday (matters maritime) but this time from the wonderful Clonbrock Collection. This view may not be as iconic as the Skelligs, but nonetheless it provides a pleasing vista wit... More

"Street scene, featuring terraced housing and pedestrians : possibly a promenade" is Warrenpoint

"Street scene, featuring terraced housing and pedestrians : possibly a...

Not one of our most crisp photographs, but there is still a lot going on. The catalogue description suggests a promenade which I for one am inclined to agree with. We will require the help of all of our fashion... More

"Europe leaning to the right" is Antwerp

"Europe leaning to the right" is Antwerp

A Mason image for today with a scene apparently from the Continent of Europe around the turn of the 19th to 20th centuries! The scene is dominated by distinctive church buildings but the street is alive with ... More

Cows scattered like raisins in a cake!

Cows scattered like raisins in a cake!

It is quite a while since I have had the pleasure of uploading a Tilbrook shot and this lovely rural scene is a very suitable one for today. While the scene is not specified I suspect that it will be identifie... More

Sentry boxes and crowded pediments

Sentry boxes and crowded pediments

Starting this week with an image from the Joshua H. Hargrave Collection! An official looking building with a number of sentry boxes and an abundance of statues and figures on the pediments of the building. Th... More

Robert French - In splendid isolation

Robert French - In splendid isolation

We rejoin Mr. French on his sojourn in Kerry though a further south in this case in Waterville. Holy Island sounds like a great place to sit in the ruins in quiet contemplation?..Thanks all for confirmation of... More

Crash, bang, wallop!

Crash, bang, wallop!

Mr. O'Dea doing a bit of photo journalism and catching the action almost as it happens? The scene of a collision and quite a serious collision at that with one of the cars on its roof. In 1971 seat belts were... More

Men, Women, Flying Saucers and a Dog!

Men, Women, Flying Saucers and a Dog!

To end the week we have a lovely group photograph from the Clonbrock Collection. A group of seated men and standing women, several wearing the famous "flying saucer" hats and a beautiful collie dog! No doubt ... More

The ruin and the cross

The ruin and the cross

For most of our old photographs the vegetation will have increased in the area since it was taken but in this case hope and suspect that it has actually reduced. An old overgrown building, in a marshy, reed co... More

A truly institutional institution!

A truly institutional institution!

To the Stereo Pairs collection today, and to a vast institution somewhere. These great building projects were intended to provide treatment and care for people in a region and have lasted for many years though... More

Robert French - Camlin Falls, Longford, Co. Longford

Robert French - Camlin Falls, Longford, Co. Longford

These unusual water falls in County Longford are today's offering from the Lawrence Collection. Obviously part of a river management system and I imagine an adventure for kayakers if it still exists. I love t... More

Welcome home (to Levuka House, Courtown, Wexford)

Welcome home (to Levuka House, Courtown, Wexford)

The catalogue description of this Eason shot is "Mansion near Gorey, Co. Wexford" and there is a fine house with additional buildings to the rere. For Morning Mary the delightful aspect of it is the two young ... More

"Elderly man at fence: A summer afternoon in Surrey" is Shere near Guildford

"Elderly man at fence: A summer afternoon in Surrey" is Shere near Gui...

May I ask you to spare a thought today for our hardest working Morning Mary who is recovering from a recent operation. This is perhaps one of the most challenging photographs we have ever posted. I will be amaz... More

Robert French - Lawn, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

Robert French - Lawn, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

A lawn with a DesRes in Castlebar would always be a most attractive proposition and this fine house is no exception! I seem to remember a previous shot from Castlebar with an open area/square in the town with... 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

Dad and Sean Lemass

Dad and Sean Lemass

Sean Lemass being carried shoulder high by a group of smiling men with one, very happy looking, lady in attendance. Lemass was one of the few Irish political figures of the 1916 to 1922 era to survive to old a... More

Boxes, shovels and corner boys!

Boxes, shovels and corner boys!

This is a cracker of a shot from the Stereo Pairs Collection with terrific detail and all kinds of jewels in the form of merchandise outside the doors of the shops. Where is English Street and where did Peter ... More

Sail and steam in harbour

Sail and steam in harbour

Returning to matters maritime once more we have a very busy harbour scene with steam and sailing ships berthed beside quays somewhere. In the background can be seen many stacks denoting industry and in the for... More

The street where you live...

The street where you live...

Starting the week with a Stereo Pairs image of a terrace of houses on a broad street many of them decorated with elaborate wrought (cast) iron balconies. I wonder where it is and if it appears on Streetview to... More

Smoky hills in Leenane

Smoky hills in Leenane

To start the week this shot is from the Hargrave Collection. A beautiful scene with a house on the curve of the coast, beneath rolling hills and with smoke rising invitingly from a chimney as the residents ris... More

Somewhere in the West

Somewhere in the West

I know this scene, it is like the Delphi Fishery but I do not think it is, T. C. Kingsmill Moore, would know precisely. It is definitely associated with a fishery in the West of Ireland. We have the scotch pine... More

Tams and a Fez perambulating with a perambulator! (Rhyl in Wales)

Tams and a Fez perambulating with a perambulator! (Rhyl in Wales)

To end the week we have yet another example of a Clarke street shot. This kind of candid photograph is much practiced and has many followers. Given the equipment Clarke had available at the time however, these... More

"Institutional style building in an unknown location" is a convent in Bantry

"Institutional style building in an unknown location" is a convent in ...

We continue with Mr Fergus O'Connor today. I notice that there is a little photoshopping going on, see mid-right of the photo via Megazoom (TM). The lad sitting on the wall immediately reminded me of Dennis th... More

Mmmmm "Courtown Hotel"?  I don't think so! (it's St Michael's Church, Gorey)

Mmmmm "Courtown Hotel"? I don't think so! (it's St Michael's Church, ...

In recent years I have seen church buildings converted to many other uses, warehouses, restaurants, public houses and even private residences. However I doubt that when this photograph was taken that this was ... More

Castle on the hay covered hill

Castle on the hay covered hill

This beautifully restored(?) castle set in a field of early cut hay is this offering from the Stereo Pairs Collection. When you think how old these images are the quality and clarity is just remarkable. Where... More

NOT a "Gothic revival/restoration stone church, square castellated tower with four corner spires", but Down Cathedral

NOT a "Gothic revival/restoration stone church, square castellated tow...

While this is NOT the exterior of a Gothic revival/restoration stone church it just may be the interior of just such a church. This appears to be one of a number of images of the same church in the archive. T... More

"Church with square tower of rubble masonry" is the original St Finbarre's Cathedral, Cork

"Church with square tower of rubble masonry" is the original St Finbar...

A visit to the Stereo Pairs Collection today and to a country church(?) with "square tower of rubble masonry". The shot has been reduced to a single image for ease of viewing on Flickr. In the past we have bee... 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

The train from Ballaghadereen may be a little late?

The train from Ballaghadereen may be a little late?

It has been a while since we visited Mr. O'Dea's collection and this shot, titled: "Ballaghdereen train & crew, Kilfree Junction, Co. Sligo." with the cabin crew standing on the deck of old 655 was taken at Kil... More

Milady is the height of fashion!

Milady is the height of fashion!

The title on this Clonbrock image is "Spring 1918. Woman standing in parkland, wearing hat and button through coat." The dress style is so outdated and material looks like winter weight cloth for the chills of... More

Regulars and irregulars on opposite sides(?)

Regulars and irregulars on opposite sides(?)

The original title on this Hogan image taken apparently during the Irish Civil War is "Soldiers and locals gathered in a rural village"! Interestingly the soldiers on the left are in full uniform whereas the a... More

God and Empire over all!

God and Empire over all!

It is a while since we visited the Clonbrock collection but today we have a beautiful scene at a market with full and plenty on display. People with goods to sell look well dressed and happy , their produce lo... More

Dolman with support stones instrinsic to structure

Dolman with support stones instrinsic to structure

To the Mason Collection today and a megalithic tomb somewhere or other. Our cataloguer in the library is somewhat in error in his/her spelling - as a 'dolman' this is not! As far as I know (AFAIK in modern pa... More

"People by a weir in an unknown location : with houses visible in the distance" is weir on River Dodder

"People by a weir in an unknown location : with houses visible in the ...

To end the week (the week in which the "Beast from the East" clashed with storm "Emma" to bring the island of Ireland to a full stop) we have a charming photograph from Fergus O'Connor. A weir or waterfall, on... More

"View of parkland in an unknown location : hills and woodland visible in the distance" is Wicklow

"View of parkland in an unknown location : hills and woodland visible ...

The cataloguer may not have had the benefit of super zoomability as we do, and so perhaps did not highlight the castle nestling among the trees. At first viewing I thought that this might confound us, but that... More

Day of the Black Dog - at Church Bay, Cork

Day of the Black Dog - at Church Bay, Cork

A scene more reminiscent of what were then the colonies than what we might expect of Ireland. A house with lots of lean-to shades, and people sitting out taking the sun, while others comport themselves in the ... More

Arthur Henri Poole - Church Organ somewhere or other?

Arthur Henri Poole - 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

The Donegal oilfield?

The Donegal oilfield?

Day 5 of Tynan Week .This, the final Tynan image of the week shows an industrial scene with a rickety bridge, a pile driver on the water and Nissen huts in the background. Clearly showing what was then a signi... More

Dev and the Rev!

Dev and the Rev!

Day 4 of Tynan week ..A really interesting shot from todays Tynan image the significance of which the NLI cataloguer appears to have missed, probably due to her youth? Eamon deValera in conversation with a cle... More

Unidentified town on a tidal river but in Donegal

Unidentified town on a tidal river but in Donegal

Day 2 of Tynan Week .This is day 2 of the first week using the photographs of Denis Tynan. Tynan, who ran a successful photographic business in Donegal for many years, has left many images of the county. These... More

"Unidentified church, Co. Donegal" is in Dungloe

"Unidentified church, Co. Donegal" is in Dungloe

New Arrivals Klaxon .At the weekend we promised you something new - and here it is. Introducing the "Denis Tynan" collection of photographs! Taken on plastic negatives and featuring places and people in the 19... More

A fine collection of ivy? (on 'St. Columb's House')

A fine collection of ivy? (on 'St. Columb's House')

The title for this Stereo Pairs image goes "Celtic Oratory - very overgrown" which is somewhat of an understatement! Looking at the door and the stonework I would not have recognised it as a Celtic church buil... More

Art O Briain

Art O Briain

An Irish Political Figure I never heard of is the subject of today\s image! Art O'Briain was conveniently identified for us by the cataloguer who states that he is accompanied by a member of the British army w... More

Robert French - A very rare visit to County Longford

Robert French - A very rare visit to County Longford

This is a rare visit to the county of Longford and the pity is that it shows two institutional buildings rather than the many fine sights there! The Convent of Mercy beside the Union building on a rise must ha... More

No place like home!

No place like home!

The original title for this stereo pairs shot is "Institutional building, open University, wings 3 bays wide, 4 deep, main obelisk 3 a side 3 to central portion, cart foreground" and I suspect that it won't las... More

Beauty on the double

Beauty on the double

Good morning and a happy Monday to you all! I have a sense of deja vu all over again on this shot - though the one I am imagining is a Lawrence photo rather than this magnificent Stereo Pairs image. The scene ... More

Small church with square battlemented tower in graveyard, showing gravestones inscribed to Turner, Burns, Houston, Snoddy, Harvey etc

Small church with square battlemented tower in graveyard, showing grav...

With a catalogue heading such as that above, identifying this church should perhaps be a doddle(?) On the morning of the winter solstice, the true new year perhaps, we can look forward to longer days, brighter... More

Robert French - What are they all looking at?

Robert French - What are they all looking at?

Labelled "Castle, Throne Room, Dublin" in the catalogue, no throne room ever looked so airy and informal. But then, of course, this is not Dublin Castle's Throne Room! Instead, a market/fair is in progress so... More

Robert French - Down by the Sea

Robert French - Down by the Sea

The title in our catalogue is "Castle, Throne Room, Dublin City, Co. Dublin", which is obviously incorrect. I am not even sure that this is a Lawrence shot, at lease not a typical Lawrence shot. I will list it ... More

And a river runs through it (Dodder, Dublin)

And a river runs through it (Dodder, Dublin)

A really fine O'Connor shot today with lots of interesting buildings and man-made constructions on view. A river neatly bisects the scene with a couple giving probably one of the few clues on the potential dat... More

Hatters Castle in the trees!

Hatters Castle in the trees!

The original title of this Stereo Pairs image is "Long shot over trees, mountain in background, Co. Wicklow" and it is a long shot and a glimpse rather than a full view of a castellated house. No doubt if the ... More

"Long shot, rocky fields, hills slated cottages spare trees" is Lough Dan, County Wicklow

"Long shot, rocky fields, hills slated cottages spare trees" is Lough ...

For a change we have an image from the Stereo Pairs Collection today with a rocky road surrounded by rocky fields and rocky walls in various states of repair. There is no indication where this might be though ... More

Let's have a bit of fun.... in Navan

Let's have a bit of fun.... in Navan

For most recent photographs, with the exception of the DeValera image, we knew where if not the when or the who but today I believe we have a conundrum of sorts. The catalogue title on this says "View of House... 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 - General View, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

Robert French - General View, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

A Monday morning with a view! Dalkey from the heights was a small village at that time, scattered and with a great sea view. At first I thought those rocks in the foreground were fence height but looking at t... More

"Quays, Derry City, Co Derry" is actually Derrylin, Co Fermanagh

"Quays, Derry City, Co Derry" is actually Derrylin, Co Fermanagh

Confusion reigns, the Quays in Derry have changed direction, instead of running along the river Foyle it appears that they now run out into Lough Erne? Or perhaps the cataloguer is in error on this shot or eve... More

Mote, family 1914. Group of women and children standing in line, two women four girls and a boy

Mote, family 1914. Group of women and children standing in line, two w...

While I know I'd half-promised an additional O'Dea shot this morning, I came across this delightful (family?) shot from the Clonbrock collection last night. And couldn't help myself. The kids' clothes are so cl... More

"Possibly Crystal Palace" is hall of Irish International Exhibition 1907

"Possibly Crystal Palace" is hall of Irish International Exhibition 19...

The day after Galway win the All Ireland, it seems appropriate that we should at least view an image from the Galway-based photographers of the Clonbrock Collection This amazing shot may be the Crystal Palace ... More

Miss Furey behind the bar, Moyvalley, Co. Kildare

Miss Furey behind the bar, Moyvalley, Co. Kildare

A visit to the delightful bar of Miss Furey in Moyvalley and to the O'Dea Collection today! It looks like a welcoming house and that James was a welcome guest...As well as confirming the mapping location, Beac... More

"Group of women activists holding protest posters and an American flag, being directed by policemen, at an unidentified location" is mostly right

"Group of women activists holding protest posters and an American flag...

Good morning all! Continuing the Irish Political Figures images, today we have women carrying placards at some unknown location in protest at the "reign of terror" in Ireland. Not a dog in sight and wet enoug... More

Mrs. Mac Swiney is welcomed to U.S.

Mrs. Mac Swiney is welcomed to U.S.

Mrs. MacSwiney, widow of the late Terence MacSwiney on a visit to the United States would appear to have attracted quite a crowd. There are plenty of uniforms in evidence, lots of people, lots of taxis but fin... More

Robert French - Peelers and Bailiffs at Somers Fort

Robert French - Peelers and Bailiffs at Somers Fort

An eviction or rather a destruction at Somers Fort, Coolroe. When I first saw the title I thought of a military fort in the fastnesses of Donegal but looking at the construction of this substantial farmhouse a... More

"Modern Gothic church or institutional / ecclesiastical building much battlemented, turretted" is Magee College

"Modern Gothic church or institutional / ecclesiastical building much ...

A Gothic masterpiece to end July and welcome August! This looks very institutional today but may have been the height of architectural fashion in its day? Where is it and who built it?..Derangedlemur ( /photo... More

"River, single arch bridge in foreground, small modern church, adjoining church ruin, modern square tower background" is Cong

"River, single arch bridge in foreground, small modern church, adjoini...

I just love putting up these images from the Stereo Pairs Collection! There is something other worldly about them, a really distinctive view into the past and in stereo to boot! This image with its long and c... More

"Church, Interior, Arklow, Co. Wicklow" is in Arklow, but definitely exterior

"Church, Interior, Arklow, Co. Wicklow" is in Arklow, but definitely e...

This wonderful church interior, the stained glass, the pews, the... Oh! I must have been on the sauce last night without knowing it! This is clearly a beautiful mansion somewhere but where and is it still the... More

"Downing Street? Treaty Negotiations?" is at least half-wrong

"Downing Street? Treaty Negotiations?" is at least half-wrong

We are staying with the Irish Political Figures Photographic Collection today and for the rest of this week. The title from our catalogue is extremely vague to say the least, and the underlying description "Uni... More

The O'Neill's burial place

The O'Neill's burial place

Following two unidentified images from the Stereo Pairs, we go to a Mason image of a sylvan scenic sepulchre for one of Irelands great families. The O'Neill it says, but which "The O'Neill"? Where is it, and ... More

"Unidentified castle on seashore" is Blackrock Castle

"Unidentified castle on seashore" is Blackrock Castle

This somehow familiar (yet so far unidentified) castle on the shore of the sea or an estuary is todays fare. I know I've seen it before, and have an idea where it might be, but I would be guessing. Whereas it ... More

"Unidentified photograph from the Stereo-pair collection" is Theatre Royal, Belfast

"Unidentified photograph from the Stereo-pair collection" is Theatre R...

This fine, multi storey, building with a Royal coat of arms on the pediment should be readily identifiable - yet it remains labelled as unidentified in the NLI archives. Now is the chance to begin the week on ... More

"Streetscape: photograph: trams, people, loc?" is Glasgow

"Streetscape: photograph: trams, people, loc?" is Glasgow

An interesting locationless selection from the Mason photographic collection for you to ponder. I am going to give you a little tip just to get things moving and I say this with a lot of confidence - this is no... More

"Unidentified Photograph from the Joshua H. Hargrave Collection" is Bray County Wicklow

"Unidentified Photograph from the Joshua H. Hargrave Collection" is Br...

Here we go again with a third "unidentified" photo this week. Not as difficult as Monday and perhaps a little less difficult than yesterday. You all continue to amaze me how you get to the bottom of these photo... More

"Unidentified Photograph from the Fergus O'Connor Collection" is the Strand Hotel, Bray

"Unidentified Photograph from the Fergus O'Connor Collection" is the S...

We have another unidentified photo today, this time from the Fergus O'Connor collection. I feel confident that we will do better today than we did yesterday, as I have a feeling that I may have seen this buildi... More

"Unidentified Photograph from the Tilbrook Collection" is Drumgoff Barracks

"Unidentified Photograph from the Tilbrook Collection" is Drumgoff Bar...

I know you all like when we have an "unidentified" photo for you to muse over, I strongly suspect you will be musing over this one for quite a while! It is nice to see a little colour on the stream for a change... More

"Unidentified building in unknown location" is St Mary's Hospital, Phoenix Park

"Unidentified building in unknown location" is St Mary's Hospital, Pho...

Nothing as exciting as Beagle Balls, collapsing prison walls and daring rescues today! We have a large institutional building photographed by the Wiltshires in the middle of the last century. It looks like a... More

"Large public building, railings, steps, 6 columns in portico, 2 guns on plinths, one plinth inscribed India" is Tralee Courthouse

"Large public building, railings, steps, 6 columns in portico, 2 guns ...

Another stereo pair image in single format for better viewing! This fine building defended by two unworkable cannon on high plinths looks very impressive and imposing whereever it may be. A nice way to end th... More

"Church ruins with pointed arches" is Kildare Cathedral

"Church ruins with pointed arches" is Kildare Cathedral

"Church ruins with pointed arches and 3 light window adjoining maintained, or possibly modern, square tower, glazed windows"..When is a Stereo Pair not a Stereo Pair? When someone cuts it in two and shows it a... More

Another day, another 'institution', Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow.

Another day, another 'institution', Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow.

A fairly typical manor house in rural Ireland is described as being "another Institution" in these archives! Given the way these things went when families were unable to pay for the upkeep of these houses and ... More

Georgian house, Dublin

Georgian house, Dublin

To continue this "Wiltshire Week" we have this image of a house with a long garden and a straight footpath leading to the door. I always loved these Georgian doors, with the fancy fanlight above to draw light ... More

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