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Scoops of a Friday, Leinster, Ireland

Scoops of a Friday, Leinster, Ireland

To close the week we might have "one" in the Brazen Head Hotel courtyard, Bridge Street, Dublin. Photographed here in the 1960s, this public house reputedly dates from the 12th Century. While Sean's Bar Athlone... More

18 Abercorn Road  -  Former home of Sean O'Casey

18 Abercorn Road - Former home of Sean O'Casey

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

Charlemont House, Dublin, Ireland

Charlemont House, Dublin, Ireland

Once the haunt of "high society", who favoured the arts, and today the haunt of those who favoured the arts as inspired and paid for by "high society"! Charlemont House, home to the Hugh Lane Gallery ( Hugh_La... More

No. 1 Merrion Square, home of Oscar Wilde, Dublin

No. 1 Merrion Square, home of Oscar Wilde, Dublin

Continuing this week in tribute to Elinor and Reginald Wiltshire, we have the former home of the great Oscar Wilde on Merrion Square. Today the man himself (in glorious, living colour) gazes across at his form... More

That pudding bowl haircut just never goes out of style...

That pudding bowl haircut just never goes out of style...

It's against the rules to have a favourite photo here at Library Towers - we have to sign a contract to that effect, that we won't love one photograph any more than the others. I'm just bending the rules, by an... More

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

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

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

The Five Lamps, Dublin, Leinster, Ireland

The Five Lamps, Dublin, Leinster, Ireland

To finish off our week we stay in Dublin. We are on the North side of the City at an intersection that will see plenty of traffic this weekend, with the expectant followers of Tyrone, Dublin, Kerry and Galway m... 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

Caution, Cat Crossing!, Leinster, Ireland

Caution, Cat Crossing!, Leinster, Ireland

This cat looks like master of all he surveys as he pads across Ely Place, Dublin. This has the feel of a Sunday morning photo about it, doesn't it?..Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Col... More

Fair Flowers, Cork, Ireland

Fair Flowers, Cork, Ireland

Decorative wheel and brake of a Traveller family's caravan, Buttevant, Co. Cork. The family members were on their way to the Cahirmee Horse Fair, which is held in Buttevant on 12 July every year...Photographer:... More

"Clergy" sign, St. Columcille's Well, Ballycullen, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin

"Clergy" sign, St. Columcille's Well, Ballycullen, Rathfarnham, Co. Du...

An image from the lens of Reginald and Elinor Wilthsire and as usual with Elinor she has the capacity not only to surprise but also to observe people in public situations. Here, over 60 years ago, she has capt... More

That pudding bowl haircut just never goes out of style...

That pudding bowl haircut just never goes out of style...

It's against the rules to have a favourite photo here at Library Towers - we have to sign a contract to that effect, that we won't love one photograph any more than the others. I'm just bending the rules, by an... More

Mansion of Misery, Leinster, Ireland

Mansion of Misery, Leinster, Ireland

Very atmospheric photo altogether taken by Elinor Wiltshire at Dublin's Marshalsea Barracks...Because of Little Dorrit, Marshalsea conjures up the idea of a debtors' prison for me. Is that what it originally wa... More

There's always one!  Four little girls in the shadow of the Ballymun tower blocks.

There's always one! Four little girls in the shadow of the Ballymun t...

This charming image of four youngsters posing for a photograph in the shadow of the Ballymun towers back in 1969 would brighten any Wednesday morning! The 'flats' had just been opened, the families had moved f... More

Nuns passing demolition, Dublin

Nuns passing demolition, Dublin

A more modern shot with many signals of times past! The makeshift hoarding versus todays mandatory fencing and most of all those nuns with those enormous headpieces on display...With thanks to O Mac ( /photos/... More

All the Sixes, Leinster, Ireland

All the Sixes, Leinster, Ireland

Taxi driver waiting for a fare (and chatting to another driver leaning on his car?) at the rank in Dublin's O'Connell Street beside the Sacred Heart Shrine...Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire ( http://catalogue.n... More

Goat, Leinster, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Goat, Leinster, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Two girls feeding a goat that has been chained up to graze on the banks of the Grand Canal at Mespil Road in Dublin (between Baggot Street and Leeson Street Bridges). Surely a sight that you would not see today... 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

The Cliffs of Moher - A nun sitting on a stone wall overlooking the ocean

The Cliffs of Moher - A nun sitting on a stone wall overlooking the oc...

A nun enjoying what looks like a glorious day on the western edge of Ireland...Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Collection/vtls000046408 ) ..Date: 1962..NLI Ref.: WIL o2[62] ( vtls000047037 )

Row of houses, Lower Baggot Street, Dublin (with shadows)

Row of houses, Lower Baggot Street, Dublin (with shadows)

This rare visit to the Wiltshire collection shows Lower Baggot Street on a bright sunny day. The fine old Georgian terrace looks great in the sunshine!..Thanks to our contributors for helping refine the map lo... More

37 and 38  Merrion Square East, Dublin.

37 and 38 Merrion Square East, Dublin.

These two typical Georgian doors are from the centre of Dublin!..These houses were built in 1786, no's. 37-40 (inclusive) were completed as a block, and all are attributed to Samuel Sproule as per Niall McAuley... More

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

Mystery Shoppers, Dublin, Ireland

Mystery Shoppers, Dublin, Ireland

This woman is one of the most vibrant portraits in our collections. The girl with her in the check dress appears in another Wiltshire shot ( nlireland/6171317215/in/photostream/ ) , taken in Moore Street, Dubli... More

March 9, 1966, Leinster, Ireland

March 9, 1966, Leinster, Ireland

An Evening Press newspaper seller does a brisk trade on O'Connell Street, Dublin on the day after Nelson's Pillar was blown up...Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Collection/vtls00004640... More

Busiest boy in Dublin has been identified

Busiest boy in Dublin has been identified

Love this photo for its glimpse of an old, old thoroughfare in Dublin - Merchant's Arch - its shopkeepers, customers, wares and passersby. But it is the little boy who draws the eye. If ever there was a child o... More

Draw! - Public domain  drawing

Draw! - Public domain drawing

Boy drawing a cowboy on a wall at Essex Street, Dublin...Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Collection/vtls000046408 ) ..Date: 1953..NLI Ref.: WIL a7[53] ( vtls000046579 )

Genealogical Office, Dublin Castle

Genealogical Office, Dublin Castle

This is an important day in Library Towers, your normal Morning Mary is off on her travels, please join with me to wish her Bon Voyage, I hope she has a great time. So here you are, stuck with me for the next f... More

Boat race, Dodder River, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin

Boat race, Dodder River, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin

A most unusual image today from the lens of Elinor and Reginald Wiltshire. A sports scene with rowing featuring an eight oared boat race on the River Dodder at Rathfarnham in 1954. Morning Mary is surprised t... More

Georgian house, Dublin - Public domain historic place drawing

Georgian house, Dublin - Public domain historic place drawing

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

Man talking to woman in cobbled square, church visible in background, Co. Dublin

Man talking to woman in cobbled square, church visible in background, ...

Now this is the way to start a week! A dog, cars, a very different location, cobbles, tram lines, a spire and buildings. The piece-de-resistance for me is the couple chatting in the middle of the road. Can i... More

Bollards, Leinster, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Bollards, Leinster, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Thought that we might revisit this interesting Dublin street corner, as these lovely and ornate ironwork bollards weren't so clear in this photo ( http://nlireland/6486290583/in/photostream ) . ..For any of you... More

Icon She casts a long shadow., public domain photograph

Icon She casts a long shadow., public domain photograph

A visit to the Wiltshire Collection to start this week and I can honestly say that the shade of Elinor Wiltshire is looking down on the scene! She has photographed the iconic St. Audeons Church in the centre o... More

Children near block of flats, Corpus Christi feast-day, Coleraine Street, Dublin

Children near block of flats, Corpus Christi feast-day, Coleraine Stre...

Well scrubbed and turned out for the festive occasion of Corpus Christi, and in anticipation of a procession around the area to the nearby church on Halston Street. While the young ladies look so happy and cha... More

Little boy putting money in nun's collection tray

Little boy putting money in nun's collection tray

Today's image has been selected to mark the passing of Elinor Wiltshire (née O'Brien), from whose collection it comes. As mentioned earlier in the week, Elinor passed away recently ( https://rip.ie/showdn.php?d... More

116 St James's Street - Probably Guinness owned

116 St James's Street - Probably Guinness owned

Ornate arch and gateway, Charlemont House, Parnell Square North, Dublin - Catalogue description..Todays shot looks more like the entrance to a Spanish Grandee's dwelling in Madrid than Dublins North side with t... More

C.I.E. Barge 37.M at Portobello

C.I.E. Barge 37.M at Portobello

This barge had a great audience as it made its way through the lock on the Grand Canal at Portobello, Dublin. And see here for a black and white ( nlireland/6095481943/ ) taken within minutes of this shot...Ph... More

Danger, Dublin, Ireland

Danger, Dublin, Ireland

Children under a sign designed to protect them on the Pigeon House Road, Ringsend, Dublin...Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Collection/vtls000046408 ) ..Date: 1969..NLI Ref.: WIL 53[12... More

Huband Bridge, Dublin, Ireland

Huband Bridge, Dublin, Ireland

Passed this spot this morning and it looks exactly the same as when Elinor Wiltshire took this photo in late Autumn or early Winter of 1966. Today most of the trees are bare, but some are clinging onto their le... More

Happy days..., Dublin, Ireland

Happy days..., Dublin, Ireland

This beautiful summery photograph from the lens of the elegant Elinor Wiltshire seems appropriate on a day when Storm Diana has been wreaking havoc in these islands. Taken at the Martello Tower in Seapoint wit... More

No cars allowed and mind the horses!

No cars allowed and mind the horses!

This rare gated laneway in Dublin's city centre likely passed unnoticed to many, but the Wiltshire's keen eye spotted it. Though we thought it might be interesting to go in the next time passing, today's comme... More

Kennan & Sons Ltd., Iron works, Fishamble Street, Dublin

Kennan & Sons Ltd., Iron works, Fishamble Street, Dublin

From the wide open spaces of Ballinasloe Fair Green to one of the oldest parts of inner city Dublin today, where we find the premises of Kennan & Sons in Fishamble Street (so named as the are was once a fish m... More

Pinkeens - Public domain map, Leinster, Ireland

Pinkeens - Public domain map, Leinster, Ireland

Two little guys with their father/grandfather at the pond in Herbert Park, Dublin. One has his net for catching pinkeens, but thought the other might have been controlling a model boat?..The Pergola and covered... More

Taking a break, Dublin, Ireland

Taking a break, Dublin, Ireland

Two women take a break from church cleaning at St. Audoen's Church, High Street, Dublin...Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Collection/vtls000046408 ) ..Date: 1969..NLI Ref.: WIL 54[1] (... More

Cattle Crossing, Dublin, Ireland

Cattle Crossing, Dublin, Ireland

A brief moment in time captured in the Phoenix Park, Dublin as this pair on a motorbike stop to watch cattle crossing the road...Date: 1969..WIL 54[9] ( vtls000049160 )

Boys will be boys!, Dublin, Ireland

Boys will be boys!, Dublin, Ireland

An Elinor Wiltshire image of three boys children taken in Cumberland Streeet in Dublin in 1969. The tousled hair, the freckles, the smiling faces and the light in the eyes are good reminders of the joy and inn... More

An apple a day..., Leinster, Ireland

An apple a day..., Leinster, Ireland

Fruit seller with a very cheeky grin. We originally thought this photo was taken outside Heuston Station (previously Kingsbridge), Dublin, but see comments below showing it was taken alongside the hoarding arou... More

White Horses / Capaill Bhána, Leinster, Ireland

White Horses / Capaill Bhána, Leinster, Ireland

These two almost matching white horses adorned the fanlights of numbers 8 and 10 Upper Grand Canal Street in Dublin. We have a few Wiltshire photos that feature these white horses. I still see them around that ... More

Post box, Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin

Post box, Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin

Completing our "Wiltshire Week" is this image of a post box in Dublin 4. Though repainted and rebranded with the P&T logo ( Minister_for_Posts_and_Telegraphs ) , this post box was almost certainly installed mor... More

Remembering Easter - The Easter Rising memorial Arbour Hill, Dublin

Remembering Easter - The Easter Rising memorial Arbour Hill, Dublin

This charming shot by Elinor Wiltshire in 1966, at the time of the 50th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising, was taken at the memorial in the graveyard at Arbour Hill. Near Dublin's city centre. Somewhat iro... More

Shadows, Leinster, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Shadows, Leinster, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

A nun with a most remarkable (and slightly dangerous-looking) veil/head dress waiting for a bus outside the Rotunda Hospital on Parnell Street, Dublin. Cannot work out whether a clump of her own hair (unlikely)... More

Not a woman to be trifled with, Dublin, Ireland

Not a woman to be trifled with, Dublin, Ireland

Photographer Elinor Wiltshire captures a very direct stare from a woman shopping on Moore Street, Dublin...Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Collection/vtls000046408 ) ..Date: 1964..NLI ... More

All the Sixes, Leinster, Ireland

All the Sixes, Leinster, Ireland

Taxi driver waiting for a fare (and chatting to another driver leaning on his car?) at the rank in Dublin's O'Connell Street beside the Sacred Heart Shrine...Date: Summer 1964..NLI Ref.: WIL 10[6] ( vtls000047529 )

C.I.E. Barge 37.M at Portobello

C.I.E. Barge 37.M at Portobello

This barge had a great audience as it made its way through the lock on the Grand Canal at Portobello, Dublin. And see here for a black and white ( nlireland/6095481943/ ) taken within minutes of this shot...Da... More

God bless the Corporation!, Leinster, Ireland

God bless the Corporation!, Leinster, Ireland

Protest against evictions from tenement buildings on York Street in Dublin captured by Elinor Wiltshire and her Rolleiflex camera...Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Collection/vtls00004... More

The Curious Alsatian, Leinster, Ireland

The Curious Alsatian, Leinster, Ireland

A bunch of fascinated boys, and their equally engaged alsatian dog study something in the River Liffey at Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin...Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Collection/vtls000... More

Portobello, Dublin, Ireland

Portobello, Dublin, Ireland

Some boys having a fine time inspecting proceedings as a barge makes its way through a lock on the Grand Canal at Portobello, Dublin...This was a C.I.E. barge, serial no. 37.M..Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire (... More

Farewell, Dublin, Ireland

Farewell, Dublin, Ireland

Two women say goodbye at Westland Row train station, also known as Pearse Station...Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Collection/vtls000046408 ) ..Date: 1969..NLI Ref.: WIL 48[11] ( vtls... More

Up Cork, Derry, Kerry, Offaly!, Cork, Ireland

Up Cork, Derry, Kerry, Offaly!, Cork, Ireland

A gentleman selling county rosettes outside Heuston Train Station (formerly Kingsbridge), presumably on a big G.A.A. Weekend...Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Collection/vtls000046408 ... 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...Date: May 1954..NLI Ref.: WIL k4[54] ( vtls000046941 )

Rutland memorial, Merrion Square, Dublin

Rutland memorial, Merrion Square, Dublin

One of those monuments you pass by and it never dawns on you what it is or why it is there. Not Elinor's best shot ever - yet an interesting choice for today's image. The Rutland Memorial has seen a lot of tr... More

The family that prays together stays together

The family that prays together stays together

Church notice in a shop window near Dominick Street Church in Dublin..."Next Sunday is Family Sunday.Family Mass and .General Holy Communion.for all the Families of the District.at 9.15 Mass in Dominick Street ... More

Taking a break, Dublin, Ireland

Taking a break, Dublin, Ireland

People resting in sunshine at the base of the O'Connell Monument in Dublin...Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Collection/vtls000046408 ) ..Date: 1969..NLI Ref.: WIL 41[9] ( vtls000048728 )

Mansion of Misery, Leinster, Ireland

Mansion of Misery, Leinster, Ireland

Very atmospheric photo altogether taken by Elinor Wiltshire at Dublin's Marshalsea Barracks...Because of Little Dorrit, Marshalsea conjures up the idea of a debtors' prison for me. Is that what it originally wa... More

Soft Shoe Shuffle, Leinster, Ireland

Soft Shoe Shuffle, Leinster, Ireland

Secondhand (pre-owned!) shoe stall at Cumberland Street Market in Dublin...swordscookie ( swordscookie/ ) knew both of these men to see around the area of the market, but so far, we have no names for them...Ph... More

On the road to Cahirmee, Cork, Ireland

On the road to Cahirmee, Cork, Ireland

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

Holding back the tide of progress.

Holding back the tide of progress.

While at face value this photograph (from the camera and eye of the the late Elinor Wiltshire) may appear dull and uninteresting, it is an illustration of a time and conditions in Ireland that many may have for... More

As you are now so once was I...

As you are now so once was I...

The Cemetery at St. Werburghs Church in Dublins City centre looks a peaceful haven in a place of hustle and bustle. Right next to Dublin Castle and close to two cathedrals it was well cared for at that time wh... More

Barney and Beany, Leinster, Ireland

Barney and Beany, Leinster, Ireland

Prize for first person who got why I called this one Barney and Beany (wholly imaginary and virtual prize, but prestigious nonetheless) goes to swordscookie ( http://swordscookie/ ) ! See first comment below...... More

Demolition, Leinster, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Demolition, Leinster, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Looks like demolition, or at least extreme gutting, of buildings on Charlotte Street, Dublin. There's a sign for Charlotte Place at the right of this photo, but I couldn't for the life of me find a trace of eit... More

Cattle Crossing, Dublin, Ireland

Cattle Crossing, Dublin, Ireland

A brief moment in time captured in the Phoenix Park, Dublin as this pair on a motorbike stop to watch cattle crossing the road...Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Collection/vtls00004640... More

All human life is there, Dublin, Ireland

All human life is there, Dublin, Ireland

A very ornate urinal on Ormond Quay, Dublin featuring a poster ad for the News of the World...Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Collection/vtls000046408 ) ..Date: 1969..NLI Ref.: WIL 41[... More

Gentlemen Only, Leinster, Ireland

Gentlemen Only, Leinster, Ireland

Returning to Dublin's 1932 urinals today (installed in advance of the 1932 Eucharistic Congress). Hope I'm not developing an unhealthy obsession with them. This one was on Eden Quay, Dublin, and you can just ca... More

All the Sixes, Leinster, Ireland

All the Sixes, Leinster, Ireland

Taxi driver waiting for a fare (and chatting to another driver leaning on his car?) at the rank in Dublin's O'Connell Street beside the Sacred Heart Shrine...Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire ( http://catalogue.n... More

Portobello, Leinster, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Portobello, Leinster, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

And was it 6 o'clock when Elinor Wiltshire took this photo of a tram (no. 15?) crossing the canal at Portobello in Dublin?..Date: 1941-October 1948..NLI Ref.: WIL 75[2] ( vtls000049995 )

Poet Patrick Kavanagh… - A man standing in a field with a hat on

Poet Patrick Kavanagh… - A man standing in a field with a hat on

… pondering the Stony Grey Soil of Monaghan at his native Inniskeen...The Dictionary of Irish Biography entry for Patrick Kavanagh gives 21 or 23 October 1904 as his birth date, but most other sources say that ... More

Portobello, Leinster, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Portobello, Leinster, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

And was it 6 o'clock when Elinor Wiltshire took this photo of a tram (no. 15?) crossing the canal at Portobello in Dublin?..Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Collection/vtls000046408 ) .... More

Window on the world, Dublin, Ireland

Window on the world, Dublin, Ireland

A couple watching the world go by from their flat on York Street, Dublin...Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Collection/vtls000046408 ) ..Date: 1954..NLI Ref.: WIL e3[54] ( vtls000046737 )

37 and 38  Merrion Square East, Dublin.

37 and 38 Merrion Square East, Dublin.

These two typical Georgian doors are from the centre of Dublin!..These houses were built in 1786, no's. 37-40 (inclusive) were completed as a block, and all are attributed to Samuel Sproule as per Niall McAuley... More