File 4 - Views of Irish Life

The Custom House, Dublin O’Connell Street, Limerick The ‘Three Jolly Pigeons’, County Westmeath O’Connell Street by night Arklow Harbour, County Wicklow The Ford Factory, Cork Nelson’s Pillar, O’Connell Street, Dublin Irish Army Soldiers on Parade Dún Laoghaire Harbour, Dublin St. Mary's Church, Kilkenny
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IE CA CP/1/1/2/4


Views of Irish Life


  • c.1930-1955 (Creation)

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62 pp; 31 cm x 25.5 cm; Bound volume; black and white print

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A bound volume containing photographic prints complied for publication by Fr. Senan Moynihan OFM Cap. and Fr. Henry Anglin OFM Cap. A manuscript annotation on the spine reads ‘Views’. Most of the prints are not captioned. Many of the prints are of scenic locations in Ireland (ecclesiastical sites and landscapes on the western seaboard), rural life and cityscapes (most notably in Dublin). The album includes the following prints (the index number refers to the pagination within the volume):

  1. A young boy standing on the rigging of a boat opposite the Custom House, Dublin.
  2. ‘On the road to Achill, County Mayo’.
  3. Ruins of Mellifont Cistercian Abbey, County Louth.
  4. O’Connell Street, Limerick.
  5. Main entrance to St. Peter's Church, Drogheda, County Louth.
  6. A two-funnelled passenger ship enters Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Dublin.
  7. The exterior of the Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas, Galway.
  8. The exterior of St. Mel’s Cathedral, Longford town.
  9. Loading turf on a small vessel for the Aran Islands.
  10. Statue of the Blessed Virgin in the corner of the garden of the Church Street Friary, Dublin.
  11. The exterior of the ‘Three Jolly Pigeons’ pub, Lissoy, Athlone, County Westmeath.
  12. Slish Wood as seen from Church Island, Lough Gill, County Sligo.
  13. The Salmon Leap, Leixlip, County Kildare.
  14. Glen of Aherlow, County Tipperary.
  15. A lough in County Kerry.
  16. Building a currach in the West of Ireland.
  17. A view of Nelson’s Pillar and the Father Mathew Statue, O’Connell Street, at night.
  18. Arklow Harbour, County Wicklow.
  19. Unloading a currach probably off the Aran Islands.
  20. A view of Ennis town from a Church tower.
  21. The exterior of the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Barronstrand Street, Waterford city.
  22. A view of Wicklow town and bay.
  23. ‘On the road to Rostrevor, County Down’.
  24. Nelson’s Pillar, O’Connell Street, Dublin, as seen from outside the Gresham Hotel.
  25. Troops on parade at Collins Barracks, Dublin.
  26. The Ford Factory, Marine Quay, Cork.
  27. The garden possibly at the Capuchin Friary, Burlingame, California.
  28. Pilgrims at the Church at Gougane Barra, County Cork.
  29. Bantry Bay, Cork.
  30. Slieve Foy, Carlingford, County Louth.
  31. Errigal Mountain, County Donegal.

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The prints are generally in good condition. The spine covering is partially detached from the text block exposing the staple binding. Careful manual handling is required.

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