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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

Boundary Street Area: Between Louden Street and Upper Cargill Street

Boundary Street Area: Between Louden Street and Upper Cargill Street

Creator: Alexander R. Hogg for Belfast Corporation..Date: 30th May 1912..Description: Boundary Street Area: Between Louden Street and Upper Cargill Street across No.s 125 & 126. Streets in photo: Dover Street, ... More

Little York Street Area: Little Henry Street looking towards Henry Street No.s 20 to 29 on plan

Little York Street Area: Little Henry Street looking towards Henry Str...

Creator: Alexander R. Hogg for Belfast Corporation.Date: 23rd April 1912.Description: Little York Street Area: Little Henry Street looking towards Henry Street No.s 20 to 29 on plan. Streets in photo: Little Yo... More

B.C.A. 1911 No.s 9, 11 and 12 on plan

B.C.A. 1911 No.s 9, 11 and 12 on plan

Creator: Alexander R. Hogg for Belfast Corporation..Date: 15th October 1914..Description: B.C.A. 1911 No.s 9, 11 and 12 on plan. Streets in photo: Queen Street, Chapel Lane. Premises in photo: Irish Whisky Co.... More

A view of Donaghadee from Fort. Northern Ireland

A view of Donaghadee from Fort. Northern Ireland

Creator: R. Welch (Photographer)..Date: c.1888..Original Format: Photographic Print..Description: A view of Donaghadee from Fort..PRONI Ref: D1403_1~057

[Royal Avenue,  Belfast. County Antrim, Ireland]

[Royal Avenue, Belfast. County Antrim, Ireland]

Title from the Detroit Publishing Co., catalogue J foreign section. Detroit, Mich. : Detroit Photographic Company, 1905.. Print no. "12119". More information about the Photochrom Print Collection is available a... More

[Glenoe Village. County Antrim, Ireland] view, photochrome print postcard.

[Glenoe Village. County Antrim, Ireland] view, photochrome print postc...

Title from the Detroit Publishing Co., catalogue J foreign section. Detroit, Mich. : Detroit Photographic Company, 1905, where the title is misspelled as "Glencoe." Print no. "12112". More information about the... More

[The Honeycombs, Giant's Causeway. County Antrim, Ireland]

[The Honeycombs, Giant's Causeway. County Antrim, Ireland]

Title from the Detroit Publishing Co., catalogue J foreign section. Detroit, Mich. : Detroit Photographic Company, 1905.. Print no. "12071". More information about the Photochrom Print Collection is available a... 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

Village of Glenoe, Ireland - stereoscopic view, public domain photorpaph

Village of Glenoe, Ireland - stereoscopic view, public domain photorpa...

Stereo by William H. Rau, Phila., Pa., copyrighted by Griffith & Griffith, Phila. Pa. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Street scenes; Photog. Index; Northern I... 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

John Bull: Are these my Islands or yours?

John Bull: Are these my Islands or yours?

John Bull is seen standing on an outline map of the British Isles (he stands squarely between London and the Midlands), facing a "Tory peer"-type who is dressed in hunting clothes, ermine-trimmed robes, and a m... 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

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

Gardiner Street Area: Abbey Street from North King Street towards Peter's Hill

Gardiner Street Area: Abbey Street from North King Street towards Pete...

Creator: Alexander R. Hogg for Belfast Corporation..Date: 26th April 1912..Description: Gardiner Street Area: Abbey Street from North King Street towards Peter's Hill No.s 64, 64A, 63, 62 & 61 on plan Whitewash... More

The Rope Bridge, Carrick-a-rede

The Rope Bridge, Carrick-a-rede

Creator: R. Welch (Photographer)..Date: c.1914..Original Format: Photographic Print..Description: The Rope Bridge, Carrick-a-rede, County Antrim Coast...PRONI Ref: D1403_2~067

Children spinning, County Donegal

Children spinning, County Donegal

Creator: R. Welch (Photographer)..Date: 1914..Original Format: Photographic Print..Description: Children spinning and reeling wool, Highlands, County Donegal..PRONI Ref: D1403_2~025

Stream in Glenarm Glen. Northern Ireland

Stream in Glenarm Glen. Northern Ireland

Creator: R. Welch (Photographer)..Date: c.1888..Original Format: Photographic Print..Description: Stream in Glenarm Glen ..PRONI Ref: D1403_1~027

The Britannic, view from deck - Public domain ocean liner image

The Britannic, view from deck - Public domain ocean liner image

Creator: R. Welch (Photographer)..Date: c.1905..Original Format: Photographic Print..Description: The Britannic , view from deck ..PRONI Ref: D1403_2~037

The Wishing Chair. Northern Ireland

The Wishing Chair. Northern Ireland

Creator: R. Welch (Photographer)..Date: c.1888..Original Format: Photographic Print..Description: The Wishing Chair, Giant's Causeway..PRONI Ref: D1403_1~051

The Suevic, Liverpool. Northern Ireland

The Suevic, Liverpool. Northern Ireland

Creator: R. Welch (Photographer)..Date: c.1907..Original Format: Photographic Print..Description: The Suevic , Liverpool..PRONI Ref: D1403_2~041

Belfast - Giants Well. Northern Ireland

Belfast - Giants Well. Northern Ireland

Creator: R. Welch (Photographer)..Date: c.1888..Original Format: Photographic Print..Description: Giants Well..PRONI Ref: D1403_1~047

Village, nr. Castlewellan. Northern Ireland

Village, nr. Castlewellan. Northern Ireland

Creator: R. Welch (Photographer)..Date: 1914..Original Format: Photographic Print..Description: Castlewellan, County Down..PRONI Ref: D1403_2~014

Barbican Bridge, Glenarm Castle

Barbican Bridge, Glenarm Castle

Creator: R. Welch (Photographer)..Date: c.1888..Original Format: Photographic Print..Description: Barbican Bridge, Glenarm Castle..PRONI Ref: D1403_1~028

Workshop, Harland and Wolff Shipyard, Belfast

Workshop, Harland and Wolff Shipyard, Belfast

Creator: R. Welch (Photographer)..Date: c.1910..Original Format: Photographic Print..Description: A workshop , Queens Island , Harland and Wolff Shipyard, Belfast..PRONI Ref: D1403_2~042

Donaghadee Light House and Harbour

Donaghadee Light House and Harbour

Creator: R. Welch (Photographer)..Date: 1914..Original Format: Photographic Print..Description: Donaghadee Light House, County Down ..PRONI Ref: D1403_2~019

Carrickfergus Castle. Northern Ireland

Carrickfergus Castle. Northern Ireland

Creator: R. Welch (Photographer)..Date: c.1888..Original Format: Photographic Print..Description: Carrickfergus Castle..PRONI Ref: D1403_1~014

Newcastle, County Down. Northern Ireland

Newcastle, County Down. Northern Ireland

Creator: R. Welch (Photographer)..Date: 1914..Original Format: Photographic Print..Description: The Promenade, Newcastle, County Down..PRONI Ref: D1403_2~012

Lord Antrims Parlour. Northern Ireland

Lord Antrims Parlour. Northern Ireland

Creator: R. Welch (Photographer)..Date: c.1888..Original Format: Photographic Print..Description: Lord Antrims Parlour, Giants Causeway..PRONI Ref: D1403_1~045

The Stookans, Giants Causeway. Northern Ireland

The Stookans, Giants Causeway. Northern Ireland

Creator: R. Welch (Photographer)..Date: c.1888..Original Format: Photographic Print..Description: The Stookans, Giants Causeway..PRONI Ref: D1403_1~050

View of Antrim Castle from the river

View of Antrim Castle from the river

Creator: R. Welch (Photographer)..Date: c.1888..Original Format: Photographic Print..Description: View of Antrim Castle from the river..PRONI Ref: D1403_1~017

Glencolumbkill, County Donegal. Northern Ireland

Glencolumbkill, County Donegal. Northern Ireland

Creator: R. Welch (Photographer)..Date: 1914..Original Format: Photographic Print..Description: A cabin in Glencolumbkill, County Donegal..PRONI Ref: D1403_2~024

Village, nr. Castlewellan. Northern Ireland

Village, nr. Castlewellan. Northern Ireland

Creator: R. Welch (Photographer)..Date: 1914..Original Format: Photographic Print..Description: Castlewellan, County Down..PRONI Ref: D1403_2~014

A waterfall in Glenariffe. Northern Ireland

A waterfall in Glenariffe. Northern Ireland

Creator: R. Welch (Photographer)..Date: c.1888..Original Format: Photographic Print..Description: A waterfall in Glenariffe..PRONI Ref: D1403_1~038

Donegall Place, Belfast. Northern Ireland

Donegall Place, Belfast. Northern Ireland

Creator: R. Welch (Photographer)..Date: c.1888..Original Format: Photographic Print..Description: Donegall Place, Belfast..PRONI Ref: D1403_1~004

High Street, Belfast. Northern Ireland

High Street, Belfast. Northern Ireland

Creator: R. Welch (Photographer)..Date: c.1888..Original Format: Photographic Print..Description: High Street, Belfast..PRONI Ref: D1403_1~006

Botanical photograph - Public domain botanical illustration

Botanical photograph - Public domain botanical illustration

Creator: R. Welch (Photographer)..Date: c.1914..Original Format: Photographic Print..Description: Botanical photograph..PRONI Ref: D1403_2~070

Cave Hill & Belfast Castle. Northern Ireland

Cave Hill & Belfast Castle. Northern Ireland

Creator: R. Welch (Photographer)..Date: c.1888..Original Format: Photographic Print..Description: Cave Hill & Belfast Castle..PRONI Ref: D1403_1~013

At the Stookans, Giants Causeway

At the Stookans, Giants Causeway

Creator: R. Welch (Photographer)..Date: c.1888..Original Format: Photographic Print..Description: At the Stookans, Giants causeway..PRONI Ref: D1403_1~040

The Britannic, view from deck - Public domain ocean liner image

The Britannic, view from deck - Public domain ocean liner image

Creator: R. Welch (Photographer)..Date: c.1905..Original Format: Photographic Print..Description: The Britannic , view from deck ..PRONI Ref: D1403_2~037

B.C.A. 1911 No.s 38 to 42 on plan

B.C.A. 1911 No.s 38 to 42 on plan

Creator: Alexander R. Hogg for Belfast Corporation..Date: 8th January 1915..Description: B.C.A. 1911 No.s 38 to 42 on plan. Streets in photo: Mill Street, King Street. Premises in photo: Rogan's Pub...PRONI Re... More

An appeal to you / M'Caw, Stevenson & Orr, Ltd., Dublin & Belfast.

An appeal to you / M'Caw, Stevenson & Orr, Ltd., Dublin & Belfast.

Poster showing a youthful soldier holding a rifle with bayonet. Caption: Give us a hand old man! P. 209/7500.

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

Named director of Railroad Unemployment Insurance. Washington, D.C., Oct. 3. The Railroad Retirement Board today announced the appointment of James Gordon Robinson as director of Railroad Unemployment Insurance. He was chosen for the post from the open competitive examination conducted by the United States Civil Service Commission, the first ever held for a ten thousand-dollar-a-year administrative position. Mr. Robinson was born in Pittsburgh, PA. in 1895 and has studied in the United States and abroad, including a period as King's Scholar, Skerry's College, Belfast, Ireland, 10/3/38

Named director of Railroad Unemployment Insurance. Washington, D.C., O...

A man in a suit sitting at a desk with a book. Public domain portrait photograph, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

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

A number of U.S. troops have already been landed in Northern Ireland

A number of U.S. troops have already been landed in Northern Ireland

Public domain photograph of Ireland, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

US Embassy in Belfast - Consulate Office Building - 1960

US Embassy in Belfast - Consulate Office Building - 1960

The original finding aid described this item as: Property Number: S 98539 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

US Embassy in Belfast - Consulate Office Building - 1960

US Embassy in Belfast - Consulate Office Building - 1960

The original finding aid described this item as: Property Number: S 98539 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

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

Belfast - Mid-Level Position Residence - 1979

Belfast - Mid-Level Position Residence - 1979

The original finding aid described this item as: Property Number: X33035 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

A right side view of a C-23A Sherpa aircraft during presentation ceremonies

A right side view of a C-23A Sherpa aircraft during presentation cerem...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Belfast Harbor Airport Country: Ireland (IRL) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Fernando Serna Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Ser... More

Workers at the Short Brothers Belfast aerospace complex, producers of the C-23A Sherpa aircraft, watch from the cockpit of an unfinished C-23A as the first Sherpa is accepted by the US Air Force

Workers at the Short Brothers Belfast aerospace complex, producers of ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Belfast Harbor Airport Country: Ireland (IRL) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Fernando Serna Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Ser... More

Charles H. Price II, US ambassador to the Court of St. James, assists in the rollout of the first C-23A Sherpa aircraft to be accepted by the US Air Force. Standing by is Lieutenant General Carl H. Cahey, vice commander in chief, US Air Force Europe

Charles H. Price II, US ambassador to the Court of St. James, assists ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Belfast Harbor Airport Country: Ireland (IRL) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Fernando Serna Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Ser... More

A seagull standing on a railing next to a body of water. Seagull bird port of belfast.

A seagull standing on a railing next to a body of water. Seagull bird ...

A white bird standing on a ledge near a river / A white bird standing on a ledge near a body of water / Public domain stock photo of a ship.

A large blue fish sculpture sitting on the side of a road. Fish work of art belfast.

A large blue fish sculpture sitting on the side of a road. Fish work o...

A large fish sculpture on the side of a road / A large fish sculpture in the city of melbourne / Public domain stock photo.

A man standing on a rocky beach next to a body of water. Giant's causeway northern ireland ireland.

A man standing on a rocky beach next to a body of water. Giant's cause...

Free images of Ireland. Download Ireland photos. Use free Ireland pictures without any copyright restrictions.

A road lined with lots of tombstones next to a cemetery. Cemetery belfast cemetery milltown cemetery.

A road lined with lots of tombstones next to a cemetery. Cemetery belf...

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A small stone building with a green roof. Quiet valley northern ireland mountains.

A small stone building with a green roof. Quiet valley northern irelan...

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Belfast city reflection building. A bridge over a body of water next to a tall building

Belfast city reflection building. A bridge over a body of water next t...

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A large pile of rocks sitting on top of a beach. Giant's causeway northern ireland rocks.

A large pile of rocks sitting on top of a beach. Giant's causeway nort...

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A suspension bridge over a cliff overlooking a body of water. Carrick-a-rede northern ireland

A suspension bridge over a cliff overlooking a body of water. Carrick-...

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Ireland belfast museum building. A large white building with a lot of windows

Ireland belfast museum building. A large white building with a lot of ...

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A cemetery with a clock tower in the background. Church graveyard cemetery, religion.

A cemetery with a clock tower in the background. Church graveyard ceme...

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Sackville Street in the quiet, Dublin, Ireland

Sackville Street in the quiet, Dublin, Ireland

Morning Mary is taking a bit of a punt today by posting two images of the same scene from the wonderful Eblana "upsidey downsie" collection. Since they are the same scene yet with great differences of populati... More

Standing still for history Limerick, Ireland

Standing still for history Limerick, Ireland

Another Hogan-Wilson photo today, with a group of Free State soldiers and civilians posing to record history in the making. Almost certainly taken during the Irish Civil War, the chicken wire on the doors and ... More

This is so busy I need a cup of Liptons tea!

This is so busy I need a cup of Liptons tea!

This is a FIRST I stand to be corrected but this is the first image from the EBLANA Collection that we have posted here. A busy image full of people, traffic and movement to delight and thrill the viewer. In... 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

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

In the long arms of the law!, Dublin, Ireland

In the long arms of the law!, Dublin, Ireland

In this lovely if damaged glass plate, from the Clarke Collection, a member of the Dublin Metropolitan Police appears to have at least one prisoner on their way to the station. In the background some onlookers... 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

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

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

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

Meet Moate's Main Street - from the west!

Meet Moate's Main Street - from the west!

Moate, Co. Westmeath has a long and noble main street and it is well captured in this fine Eason shot! We have some of the usual suspects standing about but for me the pose of the man about to climb onto the c... More

Published image:'An Irish Village'. Cart, man/woman; 2 men and boy serving beer outside, + sign 'Rich King Spirits'. Ragged attire.

Published image:'An Irish Village'. Cart, man/woman; 2 men and boy ser...

An image straight from Punch Magazine to follow a Polar Expedition by hot air balloon! Peasants in rags supposedly imitating their "betters" from Mr. Mason today! Least said the better?..A fascinating discuss... 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

Where is the Clock? + Our 2,000th Photograph on Flickr Commons

Where is the Clock? + Our 2,000th Photograph on Flickr Commons

Pedestrians on O'Connell Street, Dublin..When this Mary visited Dublin City as a young lady "Under the Clock at Clery's" was inevitably the meeting point. The lack of a clock will probably help with dating, but... 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

"Street, Dublin City" .... is actually Navan

"Street, Dublin City" .... is actually Navan

A street in Dublin City? While this is what the catalogue says, I really don't think so! But, if not Dublin, then where is it or even where was it? A busy hilly street somewhere in Ireland, where a Taoiseach ... 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

Arthur Henri Poole - Passengers going to Graiguenamanagh in brakes

Arthur Henri Poole - Passengers going to Graiguenamanagh in brakes

Why? I mean why would you want to go to Graiguenamanagh in the first place? Why go there in the buckets of rain? In an open car, late in an Irish summer? In any event, this fine Poole shot captures groups o... 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

Robert French - Fridays child is loving and giving!

Robert French - Fridays child is loving and giving!

The fine shot of Town Hall Street, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh is surely "Fridays Child"? There is so much to see here including some crisp, clear posters, a Peeler, some ghosts and more people standing around ... 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

Monument, James's Street, Dublin

Monument, James's Street, Dublin

One of those seemingly nameless and perhaps purposeless monuments that we pass daily - and due to traffic or location never get to identify! I have passed this many times over 50 years and could not tell you f... More

Robert French - Knocka Castle, Templemore, Co. Tipperary

Robert French - Knocka Castle, Templemore, Co. Tipperary

Back to County Tipperary once more - but to the North Riding this time. Knocka Castle in ruins near Templemore looks to have been once a great house with a Norman tower nearby for refuge (perhaps in case the W... 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

"Turnwake, with figures at base of flagpole" - is Tynwald Hill, Isle of Man

"Turnwake, with figures at base of flagpole" - is Tynwald Hill, Isle o...

The Turnwake it says! As if that is enough in itself to describe and locate a circular mound with a flagpole in its centre. Well, I must admit that I never heard of it before nor did I ever see an image of it... More

Main Street, Midleton, Co. Cork

Main Street, Midleton, Co. Cork

A new week and we start off with a photo from the lovely town of Midleton. I think something looks staged in this one, what do you think?..With thanks in particular today to the contributions of Niall McAuley (... More

Robert French - G.P.O. Belfast - Victorian era public domain image

Robert French - G.P.O. Belfast - Victorian era public domain image

On the Monday after Assembly Elections in Northern Ireland we go to Belfast and an image of an impressive and deserted (almost) General Post Office. One of the two figures standing on the kerb appears to be a ... 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

Modern building, possibly an hotel with "Butler" shop attached (is Lisdoonvarna)

Modern building, possibly an hotel with "Butler" shop attached (is Lis...

This morning we have a rather bleak looking building, apparently in the middle of nowhere, with a goodly supply of horse manure and a bowler hatted corner boy for local colour...And with thanks to today's contr... More

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