Taken by photographer, Padraig J. Laffan, who noted: “Catholic Church is on left where tress are, building in distance (Clerys) now gone.”
You can compare this view of Bagenalstown with its companion photo (taken approximately 100 years earlier) as part of the Lawrence Photographic Project 1990/1991, where one thousand photographs from the Lawrence Collection in the National Library of Ireland were replicated a hundred years later by a team of volunteer photographers, thereby creating a record of the changing face of the selected locations all over Ireland.
For further information on the Lawrence Photographic Project, read all about it on our NLI Blog.
The photographer recorded conditions as cloudy, but bright.
Date: Thursday, 16 May 1991 at 16:05
NLI Ref.: LPP_77/21A
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