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Answer: quite a bit.

February 27, 1904.

From the National Library of Ireland:

Think this may the photographic definition of a fine body of men, and there is some mighty moustache waxing in evidence here too. This is a group of sergeants (don’t know the collective term, but would like to hear your ideas!) at the Cavalry Barracks in Waterford.  Any guesses (educated or otherwise) on whether the gentleman who may be Sergeant Murray in this 1909 photo from the same barracks is in this group?

 

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O’Connell Street bridge, Dublin, within the last hour by Gribers.

Little Island, Cork, yesterday by Jamie Morrissey.The lower lake at Glendalough, Co Wicklow, this morning by JayGriffin

Not to mention:

A young Marian Finucane and Gemma Hussey.Two Unknown youngsters.

And a goat.

From the National Library Of Ireland:

This photo was taken some time in 1964. 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.

Damn early D4 hipsters.

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February 24, 1914.

From the National Library of Ireland:

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 South American mahogany), when it ran aground on the Keeragh Islands, Co. Wexford, on Friday, 20 February 1914. The Fethard Lifeboat that came to their rescue through a storm was destroyed with the loss of 9 of the 14 lifeboatmen. Not sure where this photo was taken – somewhere in Wexford or Waterford presumably, so please tell us if you know…

 

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February 20, 1933.

From the National Library of Ireland:

Policemen outside the court where an Official Secrets Act case was being heard, apparently passing the time playing with a pistol. The case, which was something of a cause célèbre at the time involved members of the army. We could really do with more information on this one..

 

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“OK. Who has the ‘L’ plates?”

January 25, 1914.

From The National Library of Ireland:

This photo was taken on the same day as a studio portrait of John Redmond, M.P. so it is safe to assume that this is Redmond’s wife Ada (with the bouquet), née Beesley from Warwickshire. Redmond married her in 1899. His first wife, Irish-Australian Johanna Dalton had died in 1889.Think you’ll all agree that this is one of the finest arrays of early 20th century ladies’ millinery in our collections…

 

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From the National Library of Ireland:

According to our catalogue, this was the Irish Republican Party (Sinn Féin) photographed on Monday, 10 July 1922 presumably in Dublin. However, as Cathal Brugha is present in this photo, and he died on Friday, 7 July 1922 then we need help to ascertain the correct date for this photo.

Some of the figures are readily identifiable, most obviously Eamon de Valera captured smiling. Think that may be Margaret Pearse, mother of Patrick Pearse, partially obscured by the newsreel camera, but would like to identify other people.

 

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Taken on January 5, 1915 on the quays in Waterford City.

From The National Library of Ireland:

Came across this while searching for a photo taken on 5 January, and got very excited when I spotted the poster in the window of no. 127, the offices of L. & N.W. Midland and L. & Y. Railways. It’s a WWI recruiting poster that we also have in our Ephemera Collections here at the National Library.

It’s amazing to think of the young men who may have passed this shop window, looked at this poster with excitement or fear, or even disdain. And it’s amazing that we still have the photo and we still have the poster…

 

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