Tag Archives: Rob Cross

Rob Cross writes:

My restored and colourised photo taken on June 16 1954, the first Bloomsday,  featuring poets Patrick Kavanagh & Anthony Cronin at the church – and Goggin’s pub – in Monkstown [County Dublin] with the carriage in which they’d been traveling about Dublin in the footsteps of Leopold Bloom, the main protagonist in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses.

Previously: Rob Cross on broadsheet

Eamon de Valera after winning the East Clare by-election for Sinn Féin held on July 10,  1917

Rob Cross writes:

My restored and colourised July 11, 1917 photo of Éamon de Valera aka The Long Fellow in full flight electioneering wearing his Volunteers uniform on the steps of Ennis Court House, County Clare….

‘England has her answer’: landslide win for de Valera (century Ireland, RTÉ)

Top pic: National Library of ireland

No change there then.

Rob Cross writes:

My restored and colourised mid-1920s photo featuring a silent and empty Dáil Chamber in Leinster House, Kildare Street in Dublin City.

The Dáil Chamber was once the RDS 700 seater Lecture Theatre which was bought outright from the RDS in 1924.

Upoate:

Ye olde vote counting machine gathering dust in Leinster House.

‘sup?

Rob Cross writes:

No need for brown bins with these guys around! My restored and colourised 1900 photo featuring pig herding on Friar Street in Youghal, County Cork.

Oink.

Top pic: Wikipedia

Meanwhile…

In fairness.

Previously: Derelict Dublin

Meanwhile…

Yikes.

Thanks Lorcan

UPDATE:

On the front page of today’s Irish Mirror…

Austin Kavanagh tweetz:

What have we become as a nation, a mother and her 3 children eating a meal from a soup kitchen in the street… this is beyond sad.

Homeless children forced to queue at the roadside for food as volunteers struggle to cope with surge in demand (Irish Mirror)