Bagenalstown

Market Square, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, 1991 by National Library of Ireland on The Commons on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
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

By the river at my town :)

This was 2010 snow in Ireland.↑

This was March 2011?↑

December 2011! and it was sunny. Ireland has weird weather! :D↑

My favourite part of the river! It’s really awesome here. Me and my friend are planning on swimming here in summer.↑↑↑

Oh and look at this guys, I always thought they were weird↓

Yeah I know this might be a boring post but I was bored and wanted to share something :) Anyway, keep rocking.

Market Square, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, late 19th century by National Library of Ireland on The Commons on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
This photo was taken in the late 19th century, probably by Robert French, chief photographer of William Lawrence Photographic Studios of Dublin. It features a laughing, or at least smiling, policeman!

Compare this view of Bagenalstown with its companion photo taken by photographer Padraig J. Laffan (approximately 100 years later) 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.

Date: 1900?

NLI Ref.: L_ROY_10417