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Arthur Henri Poole - Spiral

Arthur Henri Poole - 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

Street (running over bridge) Athy, Co. Kildare

Street (running over bridge) Athy, Co. Kildare

This idyllic scene is worth looking at as much for the quality of the shot as for the changes in society and transportation it represents!...Photographer: Unknown..Collection: Eason Photographic Collection ( h... More

Step out of the car please, Sir

Step out of the car please, Sir

Following the Easter Rising, British Army soldiers are about to search a car that they've stopped on Mount Street Bridge over the Grand Canal, in an area of Dublin that had seen fierce and prolonged fighting...... More

Robert French - What's all this then?

Robert French - What's all this then?

Taken on Parkgate Street in Dublin.....Photographer: Almost certainly Robert French of Lawrence Photographic Studios ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Collection/vtls000313414 ) , Dublin..Date: 1910-ish??..NLI Ref.: L_... More

November 24, 1920 during World War I

November 24, 1920 during World War I

Friends of the victims and members of the military outside Jervis Street Hospital during the military enquiry into the Bloody Sunday shootings at Croke Park on Sunday, 21 November 1920...Monday's Irish Independ... More

Lartigue Rail, Ballybunion (or Ballybunnion)

Lartigue Rail, Ballybunion (or Ballybunnion)

NLI Ref.: LROY 4275 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000057537 ) Public domain photograph of a steam locomotive, engine, train, railroad, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

The ashes of despair, Donegal, Ireland

The ashes of despair, Donegal, Ireland

From the Hallowed Halls of Library Towers to the ultimate in human desolation for todays photograph. A wee cottage in Glenbeigh has been reduced to its constituent parts, the walls a mere pile of stones. The ... More

Robert French - Callow Hill, Roundwood, Co. Wicklow

Robert French - Callow Hill, Roundwood, Co. Wicklow

Having assumed that yesterday's "location unknown ( ...nlireland/41519532814/ ) " image would keep everyone busy for a few days (how wrong I was), I hadn't really prepared anything for today. And hence have not... More

An important visitor to Tory Island!

An important visitor to Tory Island!

Continuing our maritime theme for this week we jump from the beauty of Dingle Harbour to the (typically) splendid isolation of Tory Island ( Tory_Island ) off the coast of Donegal. The locals have an importan... More

Robert French - Valencia - Valentia?  A storm in a tea-cup?

Robert French - Valencia - Valentia? A storm in a tea-cup?

Perhaps the spot with the most exotic name in Ireland Valencia/Valentia (which ever way you choose to spell it). It looks delightful in the sun, and suitably Mediteranean with the steamer berthed close by! The... More

Arthur Henri Poole - Group : commissioned by Dr. Shorten, Magazine Ed, Cork

Arthur Henri Poole - Group : commissioned by Dr. Shorten, Magazine Ed,...

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

Robert French - Royal Infirmary, Dublin City, Co. Dublin

Robert French - Royal Infirmary, Dublin City, Co. Dublin

For Friday we find ourselves visiting an old friend. I worked with a man once who constantly mixed up his metaphors and he would say of this that it was a case of "veja du"! The Royal Infirmary on Infirmary R... More

Arthur Henri Poole - St Patrick's Day Organizing Committee

Arthur Henri Poole - St Patrick's Day Organizing Committee

Picryl description: Public domain image of a group of people, United States politics, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Robert French - Old Church, Co. Galway?

Robert French - Old Church, Co. Galway?

An iconic if pooly captioned(?) image from the Lawrence Collection today. Galway is famous for many things and the window in the foreground is one of those, perhaps even more than the beautiful church in the b... More

Arthur Henri Poole - Lady Duncannon with baby

Arthur Henri Poole - Lady Duncannon with baby

Everybody loves a baby and this wee one is a bouncer if ever there was one! A photo for many with a hat for our friend in Quebec, a baby for those who love children and a title for those who love to research "... More

Arthur Henri Poole - Remembering the Mammy and Daddy!

Arthur Henri Poole - Remembering the Mammy and Daddy!

An Irish boy who did well in the US remembers his Mother and Father with a beautifully crafted tombstone! The workmanship on this is really fine work at a time when machines did very little of the work...Thank... More

St. Patrick healing a sick man while the crowd stand by and marvel at his faith!

St. Patrick healing a sick man while the crowd stand by and marvel at ...

According to the Confession of St. Patrick and other texts, St. Patrick was born in Wales and as a boy was captured by Irish raiders and taken to be a slave. Herding sheep on Slemish in modern Northern Ireland... More

Arthur Henri Poole - The Housekeeper was sacked last week!

Arthur Henri Poole - The Housekeeper was sacked last week!

The title on this shot is ""Upton", Newtown, smoking room :.commissioned by Captain Greathead" which almost sounds like the name of a James Bond movie character! The similarity with the drawing room in a recen... More

Robert French - Eviction scene, Ireland

Robert French - Eviction scene, Ireland

Following the recent related Tríd an Lionsa program ( http://www.tg4.ie/en/player/home/?pid=4636432704001&title=Tr%c3%add an Lionsa&series=Tr%c3%add an Lionsa ) , today's image shows the scope of the eviction m... More

Fianna Éireann Council, 1915?, Leinster, Ireland

Fianna Éireann Council, 1915?, Leinster, Ireland

Sticking with our recent "100 years ago" theme, today we post an image of the council members of Fianna Éireann ( Fianna_%c3%89ireann ) . The catalogue lists this as "1915" with a front row (left to right) of P... More

Trains lined up at sheds, Adelaide, Co. Antrim.

Trains lined up at sheds, Adelaide, Co. Antrim.

To start the week we have an O'Dea shot from Co. Antrim to warm us up on a cold and wet July day!..Thanks to Niall McAuley ( /photos/gnmcauley/ ) for the location and his notes on the crest which can be seen ... 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

Robert French - Ridge Pool, Ballina, Co. Mayo

Robert French - Ridge Pool, Ballina, Co. Mayo

King Street, Ballina, Co. Mayo..Not King Street Ballina Co. Mayo, nor King Street, Ballina, New South Wales, this is a view overlooking the famous Ridge Pool and the old fish traps on the River Moy. ..The Balli... More

Approaching The Station

Approaching The Station

Approaching the station, Derreenavoggy, Co. Roscommon...Arigna was the terminus of the Cavan & Leitrim branch line from Ballinamore, which was largely a roadside tramway. The station was some distance from the ... More

Canada - Britain's Granary, Boer War

Canada - Britain's Granary, Boer War

Ornamental arch spanning wide street. Arch reads "Canada - Britain's Granary, God save our King and Queen". Town on hill visible in distance...We are always happy here to place a pin in the world map outside of... More

Arthur Henri Poole - Coming Soon  -  The World Renowned Boot People

Arthur Henri Poole - Coming Soon - The World Renowned Boot People

Tyler & Sons making absolutely sure that everyone knew they were soon opening new premises on Broad Street in Waterford! And a lovely glimpse of another Lipton's Market ( nlireland/10833970264/ ) in this one t... More

Unidentified British soldier…

Unidentified British soldier…

You people have worked miracles with far less, but I somehow think that this beautifully kilted soldier may remain unidentified. What think ye?..In case this is too much of a toughie, also upcycling a Munsterse... More

Fishermen on the pier at Downings, Co. Donegal

Fishermen on the pier at Downings, Co. Donegal

We've had photographs of quite a few old sea dogs at this stage, but none quite so salty as this bearded chap sitting on the mooring bollard!..Date: Circa 1910 (but definitely between circa 1906 and 1914)..NLI ... More

Robert French - Changing of the Guard?

Robert French - Changing of the Guard?

Taken at Dublin Castle. If you recognise regiments, ceremony, anything at all really, please let us know…..Date: Circa 1905??..NLI Ref.: L_ROY_06809 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000320607 )

Mystery Market = Grattan Square, Dungarvan!

Mystery Market = Grattan Square, Dungarvan!

We had no idea where this market place was, but mogey ( mogey/ ) recognised it in record time as being Grattan Square in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford!..We have the National Bank on one corner, and Charles McCarthy... More

Arthur Henri Poole - Messrs J.F. O'Gorman, Clonmel

Arthur Henri Poole - Messrs J.F. O'Gorman, Clonmel

An inside view of O'Gorman Motor Works at Prior Park in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary...Date: Monday, 30 April 1934..NLI Ref.: P_WP_4044 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/P_WP_4044 )

Thatched Cottage postcard

Thatched Cottage postcard

A photo from our Eason Collection that may well have been used by Eason's as a postcard. The shy wife is using a spinning wheel and I think that the grandmother(?) is carding wool...Nice info in from @MakeOneYa... More

Robert French - Weighed, Galway, Ireland

Robert French - Weighed, Galway, Ireland

A weigh station in the heart of Clifden, Co. Galway, that had presumably just been used to weigh the contents of the panniers carried by this old woman's donkey. Fully expecting argument as to whether this is a... More

Tea Time, Galway, Ireland

Tea Time, Galway, Ireland

Members of either the Sheridan or O'Brien families enjoying a meal at their camp site at Loughrea, Co. Galway...Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Collection/vtls000046408 ) ..Date: May 1... More

Arthur Henri Poole - January 18, 1914

Arthur Henri Poole - January 18, 1914

Besides the date, the only information we have for this one is A.O.H. Fancy dress, group. I'm taking A.O.H. to be Ancient Order of Hibernians? However, fancy dress doesn't describe the uniformity of costume, so... More

Arthur Henri Poole - January 7, 1922

Arthur Henri Poole - January 7, 1922

Guests at Curraghmore House near Portlaw, Co. Waterford for a Coming of Age party, presumably for a member of the De La Poer Beresford family. According to a wristwatch worn by one of the ladies, this photo was... More

Still there in 1973, Leinster, Ireland

Still there in 1973, Leinster, Ireland

Revisiting (metaphorically) the urinal on Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin that we featured a while back ( nlireland/6126159415/ ) . That 1969 Wiltshire photo was in black and white, so good to see some colour, even i... More

October 24, 1931, Dublin, Ireland

October 24, 1931, Dublin, Ireland

This is William MacNeely, Bishop of the Diocese of Raphoe from 1923 to 1963, photographed at the studio of Keogh Brothers in Dorset Street, Dublin...In keeping with the bovine thread that has been running throu... More

Cheers! James and Fred at Furey's Pub...

Cheers! James and Fred at Furey's Pub...

This is James P. O'Dea (left) and Fred McDonagh raising a glass at a pub in Moyvalley, Co. Kildare. By the looks of the CIÉ logo on Fred's jacket, he was one of the many railway workers all over Ireland, who wo... More

Arthur Henri Poole - Do dog owners grow to look like their dogs?

Arthur Henri Poole - Do dog owners grow to look like their dogs?

Four men at Gracedieu, Co. Waterford with their canine companions. This photo was taken on the day of a Power family wedding at Gracedieu...Date: 18 September 1907..NLI Ref.: P_WP_1697 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie... More

August 14, 1923, Dublin, Ireland

August 14, 1923, Dublin, Ireland

This is Timothy Michael Healy, 1st Governor-General of the Irish Free State, who occupied that role from December 1922 until January 1928. He is pictured here (presumably accompanied by his wife?) on the first ... More

Arthur Henri Poole - July 22, 1922

Arthur Henri Poole - July 22, 1922

Soldiers pose with a mine in the Granville Hotel, Wateford. This photo was taken during the Irish Civil War, just two days after what was known as the Fall of Waterford...Date: 22 July 1922..NLI Ref.: P_WP_3045... More

Workers on the steps of Liberty Hall

Workers on the steps of Liberty Hall

Front and centre, holding The Irish Worker news poster is Delia Larkin ( http://redmum.blogspot.com/2007/05/great-irish-women-part-5-delia-larkin_31.html ) (identified by Myrtle26)...Date: Saturday, 6 December... More

Freedom's Martyrs, Dublin, Ireland

Freedom's Martyrs, Dublin, Ireland

Members of the Irish Women Workers' Union on the steps of Liberty Hall. Their board reads: "Freedom's Martyrs: Members of the Irish Women Workers' Union who suffered terms of imprisonment in the cause of Labour... More

Arthur Henri Poole - June 6, 1913

Arthur Henri Poole - June 6, 1913

Ceiling of Waterford Chamber of Commerce building, Georges Street. The Waterford Chamber was set up in 1787...NLI Ref.: P_WP_2467 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/P_WP_2467 )

Arthur Henri Poole - Group in motor cars, Bunmahon, Co. Waterford

Arthur Henri Poole - Group in motor cars, Bunmahon, Co. Waterford

According to the most excellent Irish Motor Directory for 1907, the owner and presumably driver) of MI 19 was W.J. Cordner of Henrietta Street, Waterford. Have a look at William J. Cordner's Motorcycle Emporium... More

Dangan Castle Clare - A black and white photo of an old castle

Dangan Castle Clare - A black and white photo of an old castle

Dangan Castle (Clare) photographed 1880-1914 by Robert French. Public domain photograph of medieval object / medieval style artwork, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

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Bloomsday, Leinster, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Bloomsday, Leinster, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Poets Patrick Kavanagh and Anthony Cronin at the church in Monkstown with the carriage in which they'd been proceeding about Dublin in the footsteps of Leopold Bloom, the main protagonist in Ulysses - 50 years ... More

70 Patrick Street, Cork - Victorian era public domain image

70 Patrick Street, Cork - Victorian era public domain image

These are the premises of the legendary Guy's of Cork - photographers, stationers, and publishers of Guy's Cork Almanacs and Directories. At no. 69 to the left is Allen, a drapers perhaps as a sign in the windo... More

... between N[ew]t[own]M[oun]tkennedy and Roundwood...

... between N[ew]t[own]M[oun]tkennedy and Roundwood...

Feeling particularly fiendish today! This image is from a lantern slide in our Joshua H. Hargrave collection...If you like, you can take it as an interesting image in and of itself, but if you're up for a chall... More

Robert French - Penny Farthing - Victorian era public domain image

Robert French - Penny Farthing - Victorian era public domain image

Not sure if we've seen St. Stephen's Green in Dublin from this angle before. There isn't the usual clarity of a Lawrence Collection photograph, but when I spotted the Penny Farthing, this one was irresistible..... More

Exemption Licence at the Anchor Hotel in Moville, Co. Donegal

Exemption Licence at the Anchor Hotel in Moville, Co. Donegal

Don't think we've come across one of these newfangled exemption licences before, have we?..Photographer: Almost certainly Robert French of Lawrence Photographic Studios ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Collection/vtls... More

August 1, 1915, Leinster, Ireland

August 1, 1915, Leinster, Ireland

Funeral procession of Fenian Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa. Trams drew to a halt and crowds lined the streets as the coffin passed. O'Rossa had died on Staten Island on 29 June 1915, but his body was brought back to... More

Train at Abbeyleix - Steam locomotive, Public domain image

Train at Abbeyleix - Steam locomotive, Public domain image

This is Abbeyleix Train Station, Co. Laois. The train is pulled by Engine No. 60...There's a fine array of advertising signs and posters on the gable wall, and dotted about the station, including what looks lik... More

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

James Valentine - Grafton Street

James Valentine - Grafton Street

Grafton Street in Dublin, long before pedestrianisation was even a twinkle in Dublin Corporation's eye. Check out the tags for the car registrations that are clear enough to read - the only one I'm unsure of is... More

Brand Spanking New Bus, Leinster, Ireland

Brand Spanking New Bus, Leinster, Ireland

A bright shiny new No. 8 bus pictured on O'Connell Street, Dublin. It looks as if these men can't wait to get on board and try it out for size...Thanks to A. P. Luckwill ( apl-irl/ ) for letting us know that t... More

Bringing home the turf - A group of people standing next to a donkey

Bringing home the turf - A group of people standing next to a donkey

To end the week with a wee bit of colour we have a most charming photograph of a time long gone. The activity captured here was once ubiquitous - but now less common. The whole process of bringing home the tur... 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

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

Éamonn Ceannt, full-length, facing front portrait, seated, holding pipes. Photo by Arnall

Éamonn Ceannt, full-length, facing front portrait, seated, holding pip...

Eamonn Ceannt sitting with a set of "uileann pipes" is today's offering. Eamonn Ceannt was of course one of the executed leaders of the 1916 Rising and apparently an exponent of that strange instrument the "el... More

Somewhere in the West - stereoscopic view, public domain photorpaph

Somewhere in the West - stereoscopic view, public domain photorpaph

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

The blessings of Saint Patrick be upon you all!

The blessings of Saint Patrick be upon you all!

This Mason lantern slide of St. Patrick curing a sick man is appropriate for the day that is in it! Patrick was a Welshman who as a boy was captured by Irish raiders and taken as a slave. He was put minding s... More

Robert French - Clonhugh, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Robert French - Clonhugh, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

From the moving statue of King Billy to a big, a very big, house outside Mullingar in County Westmeath. This large building with extensions looks like yet another country house converted into a convent or scho... 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

Arthur Henri Poole - Grange Terrace (and its children) Waterford!

Arthur Henri Poole - 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

Robert French - St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin City, Co. Dublin

Robert French - St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin City, Co. Dublin

This amazing shot of St. Patricks Cathedral taken by Mr. French could probably never be repeated. Not at least short of knocking down buildings and recreating others! It creates a vision of a very open and spa... More

Robert French - Williamsgate Street, Galway City, Co. Galway

Robert French - Williamsgate Street, Galway City, Co. Galway

Having been to Graigue by brake and back last week we start this week in Galway looking at the makers of the beautiful Claddagh Ring on Williamsgate Street in Galway City...Almost single-handedly, Niall McAuley... More

D. O'Connor, Provincial Stores, 41 Barronstrand Street, shopfront : commissioned by Mr. D. O'Connor

D. O'Connor, Provincial Stores, 41 Barronstrand Street, shopfront : co...

From yesterdays people who might cast pearls to swine to todays people who might insure those Pearls? Mr. D. O'Connor of 41 Barronstrand Street was proud of his shop and decided to immortalise it by ensuring i... 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

Robert French - Curraghmore, Portlaw, Co. Waterford

Robert French - Curraghmore, Portlaw, Co. Waterford

We may have moved to the Lawrence Collection today but we remain firmly in Poole territory of Waterford. This magnificent pile may not have survived the "Troubles" but if it has it would make a most interestin... More

Robert French - "Crawford's Burn Bridge & Waterfall, Bangor, Co. Down" clearly isn't...

Robert French - "Crawford's Burn Bridge & Waterfall, Bangor, Co. Down"...

...I know, I know. Someone in Library Towers was on the sauce last evening but it wasn't me :) Clearly this image is of the cathedral on the Rock of Cashel. How its label was transmogrified to become "Crawford'... More

Bird's Eye View, Lurgan, Co. Armagh

Bird's Eye View, Lurgan, Co. Armagh

Before the days of helicopters and drones a church steeple or high hill provided a "birds eye view" as in this shot. Lurgan appears a well developed town with industry and institutions aplenty back when this s... More

Square obelisk by footbridge with iron railing over wide stream, woods in background, Drogheda

Square obelisk by footbridge with iron railing over wide stream, woods...

Today we change from the misery of a downtrodden people to a memorial to someone long dead. Drogheda is an historic and fascinating town and we really looked forward to finding out more about this obelisk...An... More

Robert French - Roaring Meg, Derry City, Co. Derry

Robert French - Roaring Meg, Derry City, Co. Derry

Thanks to sharon.corbet ( /photos/129555378@N07/ ) for the following information on "Roaring Meg"...Roaring Meg, named because of its ferocious sound in battle, was used during the Siege of Derry. One accoun... More

College Street, Killarney, Ireland

College Street, Killarney, Ireland

Busy market day in an unknown provincial town...Location Identified by both derangedlemur ( /photos/8468254@N02/ ) and OwenMacC ( /photos/91549360@N03/ ) , let's call it a dead heat and award half the prize ... More

Arthur Henri Poole - On a bicycle made for three

Arthur Henri Poole - 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

Members of the Irish Women Workers' Union on the steps of Liberty Hall

Members of the Irish Women Workers' Union on the steps of Liberty Hall

We first posted this photo back in June 2011. I'm upcycling it now because of this suggestion.....guliolopez ( /photos/20727502@N00/ ) has suggested:."Given today's announcement [that Dublin's newest bridge is... More

The Tholsel, Kilkenny, Leinster, Ireland

The Tholsel, Kilkenny, Leinster, Ireland

Very definitely the earliest sighting of a Post No Bills sign in our photos, way earlier than this Galway one ( nlireland/6988679474/ ) ! Although by the looks of the shopfront visible through the arches, nobod... More

Robert French - Main Street in Roscommon Town

Robert French - Main Street in Roscommon Town

Was very ashamed when I looked around all the counties of Ireland and realised that we've been overlooking Roscommon, so here's one to slightly redress the balance... Hope you like it!..Date: Circa 1903..NLI Re... More

Robert French - George's Street, Limerick

Robert French - George's Street, Limerick

Hope you don't mind, but think I'll recycle one or two photos that have been hiding away in the bowels of our stream since we started on Flickr and before we hit the Commons, as they're pretty good but haven't ... More

Arthur Henri Poole - April 15, 1901

Arthur Henri Poole - April 15, 1901

Impeccably clad P. Gallwey playing golf at Tramore. Don't know whether he's in the rough, or whether Tramore Golf Club just wasn't as manicured as we're used to nowadays...See comments below for sad news about ... More

April 9, 1970, Leinster, Ireland

April 9, 1970, Leinster, Ireland

The aftermath of a huge fire at Thomas McKenzie & Sons Ltd. on Pearse Street, Dublin, luckily situated just opposite Tara Street Fire Station...This report is from the front page of the Irish Times on the follo... More

Arthur Henri Poole - April 2, 1915

Arthur Henri Poole - April 2, 1915

Extensive fire (and presumably water) damage to Hearne & Co. at 27 Georges Street, Waterford...Nice account in Irishmen or English Soldiers by Thomas P. Dooley of how the Royal Engineers helped out:."At least o... More

March 13, 1922, Cork, Ireland

March 13, 1922, Cork, Ireland

Michael Collins addressing a mass meeting in Cork, described by photographer W.D. Hogan as a "Free State demonstration". Sean McKeon is also somewhere on the platform with Collins...Thanks to blackpoolbeach ( b... More

March 8, 1966, Leinster, Ireland

March 8, 1966, Leinster, Ireland

A half-demolished Nelson's Pillar on O'Connell Street, Dublin...From the front page of the Irish Times on Tuesday, 8 March 1966:."The top of Nelson Pillar, in O'Connell street, Dublin, was blown off by a tremen... More

Robert French - Dr Tully's House

Robert French - Dr Tully's House

An eviction on the land of the Marquis of Clanricarde at Woodford, Co.Galway. Farmer and boatbuilder, Francis Tully, known locally as “Dr Tully”, was an activist for the Plan of Campaign in Galway...The Plan of... More

Arthur Henri Poole - February 3, 1909

Arthur Henri Poole - February 3, 1909

A group of farriers in action at the Cavalry Barracks in Waterford. One of them may be a Sergeant Murray...Date: Wednesday, 3 February 1909..NLI Ref.: P_WP_1881 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/P_WP_1881 )

Escape, Leinster, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Escape, Leinster, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

At the start of the Irish Civil War in 1922, the Battle of Dublin took place from 28 June to 5 July. This photo shows guests finally making their escape from the The Edinburgh Hotel at 56 Upper Sackville Street... More

Veils - A black and white photo of a group of children

Veils - A black and white photo of a group of children

A young nun walking Holy Communion girls past no. 3, Halston Street, Dublin on the feast of Corpus Christi. Interesting juxtaposition with the older mini-skirted local girls. The baskets were usually filled wit... More

Locomotive October 26, 1963, Public domain image

Locomotive October 26, 1963, Public domain image

Locomotives B114 and A37 at the Inchicore Works, Dublin...Date: 26 October 1963..NLI Ref.: ODEA37/49 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000148624 )

Countess Markievicz, Dublin, Ireland

Countess Markievicz, Dublin, Ireland

Studio portrait of Countess Constance Markievicz (née Gore-Booth) in uniform with a gun...Date: Circa 1915..NLI Ref.: KE 82 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000030145 )

Arthur Henri Poole - September 17, 1931

Arthur Henri Poole - September 17, 1931

Wedding of (police) Sergeant Liam Hayes of Boreenmanna, Cork...Per Niall McAuley ( /photos/gnmcauley/ ) while the groom may have been from Cork, the image was taken outside the Imperial Hotel in Waterford. gul... More

Arthur Henri Poole - Steam power

Arthur Henri Poole - 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

Arthur Henri Poole - Netball with the Sisters of Charity

Arthur Henri Poole - Netball with the Sisters of Charity

At the Sisters of Charity Convent, Lady Lane and Spring Garden Alley, Waterford...Date: 23 November 1949..NLI Ref.: P_WP_4618 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/P_WP_4618 )

Abbey Street and Sackville Street (O'Connell Street) shelled, rubble remains

Abbey Street and Sackville Street (O'Connell Street) shelled, rubble r...

The tram passing by was numbered 244. The ads on the tram are for Donnelly's Bacon, Hudson's Super Soap and the Metropolitan Laundry. An ad for Bovil can just be made out on another tram...In the foreground, th... More

Arthur Henri Poole - May 18, 1906

Arthur Henri Poole - May 18, 1906

5 members of Waterford Boat Club, with their awards...The gentleman seated on the left has been identified by Brendan J. Grogan ( 38524172@N08/ ) as his great uncle, Austin Farrell, 1872-1934...Austin Farrell ... More

Arthur Henri Poole - On a bicycle made for three

Arthur Henri Poole - 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

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

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