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The Ha'Penny Bridge Dublin

The Ha'Penny Bridge Dublin

View of the cast iron footbridge then officially known as The Liffey Bridge, looking from Aston Quay across to Bachelors Walk and down river towards Grattan Bridge and the Four Courts.

70 Patrick Street, Cork

70 Patrick Street, Cork

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

79 Grafton Street...

79 Grafton Street...

... was the Dublin School of Photography and Studio of Frederick Holland Mares.This gives us a much narrower dating window for this one than 1860-1883, as Mares moved to 118 Grafton Street ( http://jacolette.wo... more

Merchants Quay, Newry

Merchants Quay, Newry

Ships on the canal at Merchants Quay in Newry, alongside a nice brace of merchants' premises...Date: 1870s? (but definitely between 1860 and 1883)..NLI Ref.: STP_1179 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/STP_1179 )

Armagh Man (William Stickers?) laughs in the face of "Post No Bills" signs

Armagh Man (William Stickers?) laughs in the face of "Post No Bills" s...

Cheating a little with the title of this one, as there is no "Post No Bills" sign to be seen (although we know they existed in Ireland long before ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/8178145805 ) this pho... 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

Steamboat, Lough Erne

Steamboat, Lough Erne

Sticking with the same collection as yesterday, the catalogue lists this image as "Steam Boat on Lough Erne, Belturbet, Co. Cavan" - implying that it was taken in County Cavan. However, we have a similar Lawren... more

Eyre Square, Galway

Eyre Square, Galway

Featuring the shyest tram passengers ever.....Date: 1880s?..NLI Ref.: L_ROY_00775 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000325307 )

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

Dining Saloon on the S.S. Great Eastern

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

Traffic Jam

Traffic Jam

Barges and boats jockeying for position at the lock at the weir on the Shannon at Athlone, Co. Westmeath...Here's an interesting post on the Irish Waterways History site about this lock and its mechanics ( http... 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

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

Pilot Office, Belfast

Pilot Office, Belfast

Men working on tracks at the docks in Belfast beside the Pilot Office...Thanks to Gerry Ward ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/gerryward/ ) for this great background information:."The Pilot Office stood on the no... more

Alexandra Graving Dock, Belfast (2)

Alexandra Graving Dock, Belfast (2)

… taken from further back, showing all of the Rothesay Bay out of Glasgow (is that how it's termed?)...Date: Between October and December 1889 or between July 1890 and mid-1899..NLI Ref.: L_NS_01663 ( http://ca... more

Queenstown, where soldiers found a home, and sailors their rest

Queenstown, where soldiers found a home, and sailors their rest

Lovely view of Queenstown (now Cobh), and more evidence of harbour-side urinals, though perhaps not as fancy as the ones we saw at City Quay, Dublin ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/8042702091/ ) ...Dat... more

Trinity College Dublin, late 19th century

Trinity College Dublin, late 19th century

Very bustling scene at College Green in Dublin (at 13:16 o' the clock?). There are surely clues in this streetscape that can help us narrow down the date.....This photo was taken probably by Robert French, chie... more

H.M.S. Warspite at Queenstown, now Cobh

H.M.S. Warspite at Queenstown, now Cobh

Since we visited Kingstown yesterday, thought we might swing by Queenstown in Co. Cork today, now renamed Cobh...This photo lacks the usual impeccable clarity of our Lawrence Collection photos, but thought you ... more

Drung Hill, Co. Kerry

Drung Hill, Co. Kerry

NLI Ref.: LIMP 2947 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000058720 )

Bangor Castle I

Bangor Castle I

Paddle steamer Bangor Castle en fête for some big event! We don't know where this was taken. Can just make out ...KLOW at extreme left on the prow of the steamer behind the Bangor Castle...Date: 1860-1883..NLI ... more

Curves in Cork

Curves in Cork

Chose this curvy photo of the railway station in Cork for the bewildering multiplicity of signage. Most scenes in our early photos are blissfully uncluttered, but not this one!..Also chose it because it has a c... more

The Docks, Belfast

The Docks, Belfast

Paddle Steamer in for repairs/re-fit? Either way, couldn't resist the amphitheatre effect of this working environment...N.B.: Had intended to ask you all to pace yourselves with these photos of Belfast, Cork, ... more

H.M.S. Melampus in all her glory

H.M.S. Melampus in all her glory

Taken at the harbour in Kingstown, Co. Dublin - now renamed Dun Laoghaire...Think we might get a bit nautical (not ruling out naughty either) for the next few days, in honour of the Dublin Tall Ships Races Fest... 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

Horse Trams at corner of Bachelor's Walk and O'Connell Bridge

Horse Trams at corner of Bachelor's Walk and O'Connell Bridge

Date: ca. 1891-1897..NLI Ref.: L_ROY_03114 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/L_ROY_03114 )

Curragh Camp Fire Brigade

Curragh Camp Fire Brigade

Shiny and gleaming (new?) horse-drawn fire tender at the Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare. The men have FB, presumably for Fire Brigade, on their uniform collars and as an emblem on their gorgeously ornate helmets, an... 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 )

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

S.S. Shannon

S.S. Shannon

Yesterday's photo of the S.S. Hazel showed hundreds of people bundled on board. Today, a rather more orderly group are disembarking the S.S. Shannon at Cappagh Pier, Kilrush, Co. Clare...P.S. Did we ever come t... more

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

The Square, Rathdowney, Co. Laois, circa 1900

The Square, Rathdowney, Co. Laois, circa 1900

This photo was taken probably by Robert French, chief photographer of William Lawrence Photographic Studios of Dublin...You can compare this view of the The Square at Rathdowney with its companion photo ( http:... 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

Temprance Bar!

Temprance Bar!

Bad spelling over the door aside, surely a Temperance Bar is a bit of a contradiction in terms?..The main focus here is Thomas Strand's establishment at no. 5 Tivoli Terrace in Lisdoonvarna (lovely lamp lurking... more

Cherry Bounce

Cherry Bounce

Completely stealing the title for this one from Little Women where Amy uses the term that the March family's household helper, Hannah, used for Mr. Laurence's Char-a-Banc...This gorgeous touring car is pictured... more

All aboard the "Cherry-bounce"

All aboard the "Cherry-bounce"

Happy tourists or day trippers loading up outside McNeill's Hotel in Larne, Co. Antrim, under the watchful eye of the local constabulary. We think McNeill's was near Dunluce Street. Have hazarded "charabanc" as... 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

Lawrence No. 1

Lawrence No. 1

Think this is a good shot of Sackville Street, the G.P.O. and Nelson's Pillar in and of itself (and certainly tram heaven for transport enthusiasts), but like it also as it's "No. 1" of the Lawrence Cabinet-siz... more

Fast Excursion to the International Exhibition

Fast Excursion to the International Exhibition

It looks as if some quite stylish ladies have just alighted from a train at Limerick Railway Station, though they're of no interest to local children who are completely focused on the photographer...Delighted t... 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

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

Keep Off Propellor

Keep Off Propellor

Displaying a fine example of Eats, Shoots and Leaves ( http://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/854886-eats-shoots-leaves-the-zero-tolerance-approach-to-punctuation ) signage, this is the SS Scotia docked at Holyh... more

Howth-on-Sea

Howth-on-Sea

Gloriously sunny day (even in black and white) at Howth, Co. Dublin...Date: Circa 1905? (info. from the excellent Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio ( https://sites.google.com/site/hurdygurdymuseum/home ) in ... more

First Class Battleship

First Class Battleship

Crew sunning themselves in Castletownbere, Co. Cork. Infuriating that the ship's name is not clear on any of the caps.....Photographer: Almost certainly Robert French of Lawrence Photographic Studios ( http://c... more

Lovely lamp posts

Lovely lamp posts

Parts of this photo may not be pin sharp, but it's a great high view along Sackville Street (now O'Connell Street) in Dublin, with lots of details to feast on…..Photographer: Almost certainly Robert French of L... more

Albert Memorial in Belfast at 14:25 - Now you don't see the horse-drawn trams!

Albert Memorial in Belfast at 14:25 - Now you don't see the horse-draw...

Companion photo of an archetypal Robert French/Lawrence Collection street scene of the Albert Memorial in Belfast, but now with added electrification... ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/12170051564 ) ..... 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

The Little Engine That Could...

The Little Engine That Could...

Had never spotted an engine with a tram before in any of our photos (had there been a breakdown?), so thought you might be interested in this one. We thought it may have been taken near Terenure College in Dubl... 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

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

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 )

Post No Bills

Post No Bills

Wondering if this is the earliest sighting of a "Post No Bills" warning in our photos (in the archway at the right - no. 18). This is Shop Street, Galway obviously bathed in glorious sunshine, with a horse-draw... 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

August 1, 1915

August 1, 1915

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

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

Castle Street in Sligo Town

Castle Street in Sligo Town

This was taken just around the corner from our 1798 Memorial on Market Street ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/9182730208 ) . Good vista, good mix of businesses, very clear registration number on that m... 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

Oxo Gives Strength!

Oxo Gives Strength!

Soldiers waiting for a train at Newbridge Railway Station in Co. Kildare. They may have been members of the Cavalry Regiment stationed at nearby Newbridge (aka Kilbride?) Barracks ( http://www.flickr.com/photos... more

Moll's Gap, Kerry

Moll's Gap, Kerry

Very ominous clouds moving in on these tourists in Kerry. Looks as if they're going to get pelted with rain...From the sign post, Sneem is 15 miles behind them, and they've 14 miles to to to Killarney.....Date:... more

Train at Abbeyleix

Train at Abbeyleix

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

November 24, 1920

November 24, 1920

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

Boats moored by a harbour, in an unknown location (probably Schull, Co Cork)

Boats moored by a harbour, in an unknown location (probably Schull, Co...

A summary note attached to this O'Connor shot adds a description: "Two men, possibly fishermen or harbour workers, are posing for the camera. A railway line is visible in the foreground" - but there's no expans... more

Aeroplane on roof at Barrack Street, Waterford

Aeroplane on roof at Barrack Street, Waterford

Thanks to ofarrl ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/33577523@N08/ ) (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

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

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

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

Up Sinn Féin

Up Sinn Féin

Not a political statement, but words that were chalked on the side of this Austin Armoured Car outside Mounjoy Prison in Dublin during a hunger strike. There were a number of hunger strikes between 1918 and the... more

New Living Pictures

New Living Pictures

It's killing me that I can't read the detail on the posters outside the Rotunda Round Room, but thought you might like this one in any case... ..There're our gorgeous "bollards" ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/n... 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

When the boat comes in...

When the boat comes in...

This pier should be somewhere near our Telegraph and Post Office ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/8366240991/ ) at Adrigole in West Cork. Hoping that Peg ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/92418093@N08/843... 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

Captain Malcolm Campbell at Mountjoy Corner, Phoenix Park during practice

Captain Malcolm Campbell at Mountjoy Corner, Phoenix Park during pract...

Contributed by Bob Montgomery 2012: "This photograph was taken during Thursday practice for the 1929 RIAC Irish International Grand Prix. Malcolm Campell drove this Sunbeam in the race." And thanks to Bob, we n... 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

Donnybrook Village

Donnybrook Village

Our catalogue described this as a Street scene, possibly in Dublin: with motor cars, pedestrians and tramlines. I knew we could do better than that, hoping J. McCaffrey at no. 39 would be a help...I was thinkin... 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

Market Square, Letterkenny

Market Square, Letterkenny

Centuries of transport methods colliding in the bustling Market Square at Letterkenny in Donegal.....Date: 1928??..From Wikipedia, Donegal motor registration numbers were: IH 1 to IH 9999 (Dec 1903 - Jan 1952).... more

Steam Shovel

Steam Shovel

A Siemens-Bauunion Steam Shovel is eased through the streets of Limerick (from the Docks) on its way to work on the construction of the Shannon Hydro-Electric Scheme at Ardnacrusha...The rather unwieldy looking... 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

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

Princess Xenia

Princess Xenia

Fokker monoplane "Princess Xenia" which spent most of September 1927 at Baldonnel Aerodrome (now Casement Aerodrome) waiting for weather conditions to improve enough to attempt an East to West crossing of the A... more

Sutton to the Hill of Howth

Sutton to the Hill of Howth

Queues and great excitement in Sutton as passengers vie to get one last trip on a tram from Sutton to Howth. The service was suspended on 31 May 1959 and replaced by a bus service...The two motorists are C.F. G... 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

July 4, 1922

July 4, 1922

Maud Gonne McBride on Red Cross duty during the Irish Civil War...Date: 4 July 1922..NLI Ref.: HOG197 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000218441 )

July 27, 1922

July 27, 1922

Children chatting to soldiers during the Irish Civil War. Our metadata suggests these troop were "passing through to an attack on Irregulars Stronghold"...Love the immediacy of this photo, where even the cloud ... more

December 9, 1924

December 9, 1924

Perched at the back of this jaunting car (holding the umbrella) is the Right Honourable F.O. Roberts, M.P. and British Minister for Pensions, apparently enjoying a ride around St. Stephen's Green...Date: 9 Dece... more

Lord French Ambush

Lord French Ambush

The car in which Lord French was ambushed: sergeant pointing out bullet hole...On 19 December 1919: The IRA attempted to assassinate the British Lord Lieutenant Lord French. The attack was carried out at Ashtow... more

July 18, 1922

July 18, 1922

The description we originally had in our catalogue for this photo was that it was a Red Cross ambulance passing the G.P.O. on Sackville Street (later renamed O'Connell Street) during the Irish Civil War...While... 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

Mr Wade, premises on Quay

Mr Wade, premises on Quay

NLI Ref.: P_WP_3273 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/P_WP_3273 )

Armoured train at Inchicore Works

Armoured train at Inchicore Works

NLI Ref.: HOG101 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000194440 )

Nibbling Noblett's

Nibbling Noblett's

Another tasty view of the corner of Grafton Street, King Street, and St. Stephen's Green in Dublin...Thanks to your recent research on here ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/9682531809/ ) , that quite or... 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

February 1, 1928

February 1, 1928

This is the procession for James MacNeill, newly sworn in Governor General of the Irish Free State. Our catalogue had this as Westmoreland Street, Dublin, but following discussion here, we're now sure that this... more

Excursion party, Kings Arms Hotel, Larne, Co. Antrim

Excursion party, Kings Arms Hotel, Larne, Co. Antrim

NLI Ref.: LROY2346 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000191891 )

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

Bullock No. I

Bullock No. I

Islanders on Inisheer bringing a bullock out to Dublin built steamer, the Dún Aengus, on 31 May 1939 for transport to Galway. This is how livestock had to be transported from the island between 1921 and 1958 un... more

Portholes

Portholes

Two chaps eyeing up the hullabaloo at Dun Laoghaire as one of the ships bringing visitors to Dublin for the 31st International Eucharistic Congress docked...Incidentally, if we had a CSI style database of finge... 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

First President

First President

This is Douglas Hyde (in back of car holding top hat), leaving Dublin Castle with a cavalry escort following his inauguration as Ireland's first president. The car has just turned out onto Cork Hill/Dame Street... more

Player's Please

Player's Please

Glorious searchlit photo of the heart of Dublin, with the city en fête for the 31st International Eucharistic Congress...Date: (Almost certainly) Saturday, 25 June 1932..NLI Ref.: IND_H_2068 ( http://catalogue.... more

Maia and Mercury

Maia and Mercury

Imperial Airways seaplanes at Foynes, Limerick...On the bottom is Maia, with Mercury above. These planes were made by Short Brothers, and were aimed at solving the problem of getting heavily loaded aircraft int... more