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Image by National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Bustling market scene at Ballybricken Green in Waterford. Would imagine this refreshment van did a brisk trade in tea and coffee that day. And what a beautiful milk jug!
That’s M.J. (Michael J.) Phelan’s Hotel in the background at no. 14. And Poole Photographic Studio scratched out some of the sign behind the van, which reads Lipton’s Tea 1s/4d (1 shilling/4 pennies).
Thanks to swordscookie for his family tale (and for id-ing the Bull Post):
"My wifes family came from just off to the left of this shot off the Yellow Road. The cattle fair took place there right into the ’60’s and her younger brother loved going there when down on holidays. He invariably came home covered in cow dung as he was very small and got slapped by many a cows tail as he wandered about."
One of our NLI Facebook people, Niall Ahearne, told us that:
"The tall building to the right hand side of the photo used to be Mackeys Public house. It was known locally (to those ‘in the know’) as "Lourdes" because if a man wanted an early morning ‘cure’ badly enough he’d always get a drink in there very early in the morning by giving a discreet (I suppose) knock on the side door!" Niall also said: "do ye see the tall chimney above the "r" in the Waterford sign? I would venture to suggest that that was from the old Strangman’s Brewery in Mary Street, later to become Cherry’s Brewery and now part of Diageo! I used to live in Mary Street from early 50s to mid 60s!"
Date: Wednesday, 4 May 1910
NLI Ref.: P_WP_2103
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