Tag Archives: nationallibraryofireland

Fianna Éireann Council, 1915? by National Library of Ireland on The Commons

Sticking with our recent "100 years ago" theme, today we post an image of the council members of Fianna Éireann. The catalogue lists this as "1915" with a front row (left to right) of Patrick Holohan, Michael Lonergan and Con Colbert. And a back row (left to right) of Garry Holohan and Padraig Ryan.

Con Colbert (1888-1916) would be known to some – not least for his execution after the Easter Rising. Garry Holohan (1894-1967) also took part in events the year after this photo was taken – and may have fired some of the first shots of the 1916 Rising in the raid on the Phoenix Park Magazine Fort. But we wondered if anyone had information on the others.

The biggest story of the day is that the date is probably not 1915. While this somewhat undermines our planned "100 Years Ago" theme, it is great to have community input on the accuracy of the catalogue entries!

In reviewing the date, the community has pointed out that Lonergan had gone to the USA in Spring 1914 – so if Lonergan is indeed pictured, this would have to be 1914. Or earlier. Also noted was that the shirts that four of the men are wearing were not designed by Lonergan until spring 1912. On that basis we have changed the date to between Spring 1912 and Spring 1914 – though we are always open to other comments (maybe it isn’t Lonergan after all). If confirmed, we will need volunteers to contact all the other sites that have this photo listed as 1915 – to tell them their date is incorrect 🙂

If this photo is of interest to you, you must take the time to read all comments and click on all the links. You will learn a lot. And in fact you will see that we are still looking for confirmation of location. (Hint hint – nudge nudge)

Photographer: Keogh Brothers Ltd., photographers

Contributors: Keogh Brothers Ltd

Collection: Keogh Photographic Collection

Date: Listed as "ca 1915", but likely between Spring 1912 & Spring 1914 NLI Ref: Ke 212

You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie

via Flickr http://flic.kr/p/xMWmTo

Fianna Éireann Council, 1915? by National Library of Ireland on The Commons

Sticking with our recent "100 years ago" theme, today we post an image of the council members of Fianna Éireann. The catalogue lists this as "1915" with a front row (left to right) of Patrick Holohan, Michael Lonergan and Con Colbert. And a back row (left to right) of Garry Holohan and Padraig Ryan.

Con Colbert (1888-1916) would be known to some – not least for his execution after the Easter Rising. Garry Holohan (1894-1967) also took part in events the year after this photo was taken – and may have fired some of the first shots of the 1916 Rising in the raid on the Phoenix Park Magazine Fort. But we wondered if anyone had information on the others.

The biggest story of the day is that the date is probably not 1915. While this somewhat undermines our planned "100 Years Ago" theme, it is great to have community input on the accuracy of the catalogue entries!

In reviewing the date, the community has pointed out that Lonergan had gone to the USA in Spring 1914 – so if Lonergan is indeed pictured, this would have to be 1914. Or earlier. Also noted was that the shirts that four of the men are wearing were not designed by Lonergan until spring 1912. On that basis we have changed the date to between Spring 1912 and Spring 1914 – though we are always open to other comments (maybe it isn’t Lonergan after all). If confirmed, we will need volunteers to contact all the other sites that have this photo listed as 1915 – to tell them their date is incorrect 🙂

If this photo is of interest to you, you must take the time to read all comments and click on all the links. You will learn a lot. And in fact you will see that we are still looking for confirmation of location. (Hint hint – nudge nudge)

Photographer: Keogh Brothers Ltd., photographers

Contributors: Keogh Brothers Ltd

Collection: Keogh Photographic Collection

Date: Listed as "ca 1915", but likely between Spring 1912 & Spring 1914 NLI Ref: Ke 212

You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie

via Flickr http://flic.kr/p/xMWmTo

Labourer’s hut, Gweedore by National Library of Ireland on The Commons

Yesterday we visited Parsonstown AKA Birr and the grandeur of Cumberlands column. Today we go north to Donegal and the poverty of a scraw hut near Gweedore.

With thanks to the community, and especially B-59 and sharon.corbet, our attention is drawn to the fact that this family appear in a series of images – with this shot highlighting their (hopefully) temporary shelter after eviction from their previous home. Sharon also highlights a Newspaper report on the evictions (and a subsequent geneological note) that a farm laborourer named Daniel O’Donnell had made a temporary turf hut for his family following their eviction. While we have no confirmation that this image is of the O’Donnell family, guliolopez delights in ending the story on a more positive note – that by the 1901 census, Daniel O’Donnell was living with his family locally – back in a stone house with at least 2 rooms, 3 windows, and thatched roof. Not the Ritz by any stretch, but hopefully an improvement from the temporary dwelling we see here…

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: between 1888-1890

NLI Ref: L_ROY_01366

You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie

via Flickr http://flic.kr/p/BMkrGu

Labourer’s hut, Gweedore by National Library of Ireland on The Commons

Yesterday we visited Parsonstown AKA Birr and the grandeur of Cumberlands column. Today we go north to Donegal and the poverty of a scraw hut near Gweedore.

With thanks to the community, and especially B-59 and sharon.corbet, our attention is drawn to the fact that this family appear in a series of images – with this shot highlighting their (hopefully) temporary shelter after eviction from their previous home. Sharon also highlights a Newspaper report on the evictions (and a subsequent geneological note) that a farm laborourer named Daniel O’Donnell had made a temporary turf hut for his family following their eviction. While we have no confirmation that this image is of the O’Donnell family, guliolopez delights in ending the story on a more positive note – that by the 1901 census, Daniel O’Donnell was living with his family locally – back in a stone house with at least 2 rooms, 3 windows, and thatched roof. Not the Ritz by any stretch, but hopefully an improvement from the temporary dwelling we see here…

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: between 1888-1890

NLI Ref: L_ROY_01366

You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie

via Flickr http://flic.kr/p/BMkrGu