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Bustling market scene at in . 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 scratched out some of the sign behind the van, which reads Lipton’s Tea 1s/4d (1 shilling/4 pennies).

We know that Phelan’s Hotel is now Smak, East European Store thanks to Niall McAuley, and here’s an approximately contemporary map from blackpoolbeach.

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, , told us that:
"The tall building to the right hand side of the 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!"

ofarrl contributed this 1926 Path? Newsreel footage of a wonderfully behatted crowd being addressed by Captain W.A. Redmond (son of John Redmond?) at Green.

Date: Wednesday, 4 May 1910

NLI Ref.: P_WP_2103

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Question by emily: Suggestions for malamute strong dog doors?
we have to leave for weekend trips and lock our two dogs outside because the malamute/border collie chews up things if left inside. most of the time we come home to them inside with the dog door destroyed. it is not an option to get rid of the dog door. we have even put 100+ pound objects infront of the door. does anyone know a VERY STRONG DOG DOOR?

Best answer:

Answer by Bambi
Don’t they have dog doors with deadbolts on them? Besides, I think it’s not such a good idea to leave them alone outside all weekend. They’re bound to get in trouble, destroy stuff, get stolen, get out of the yard, get hurt, etc. Why don’t you have a friend watch them or take them to a doggie daycare/kennel?

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Comments

    • Tom C
    • August 5, 2012

    Sounds like you need a sitter…

    • Philip Ward
    • August 5, 2012

    All that tea & coffee and yet not a cup in sight.

    • National Library of Ireland on The Commons
    • August 5, 2012

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/swordscookie] Lovely family story, and thanks a million for the Bull Post identification!

    • National Library of Ireland on The Commons
    • August 5, 2012

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] Not splitting hairs, but if you look at the plinth he’s sitting on, it looks roundy. So I think it might be the roundy shape slap bang in the middle of Ballybricken Green on your OSI 25" map, which thanks to swordscookie we now know is the Bull Post.

    • National Library of Ireland on The Commons
    • August 5, 2012

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] What a good memory you have! I must set an exam one of these days… ?

    • Niall McAuley
    • August 5, 2012

    I think Mr. Phelan was Michael J, not W. J.

    • Niall McAuley
    • August 5, 2012

    With all the children around the van, I wonder if he sold sweets or something, too?

    They look a little young for a double-shot skinny frappucino!

    • luca marella
    • August 5, 2012

    Great!

    • Philip Ward
    • August 5, 2012

    Sean,don’t be milking it!

    • swordscookie
    • August 5, 2012

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] No Danny, that’s her first cousin twice removed visiting from Kilkenny;-0

    • DannyM8
    • August 5, 2012

    Is there some image editing going on around the W in Waterford, it looks like the shafts of the carriage originally obscured the W and that the top of both shafts were removed and the W retouched in white.

    Have I seen that cow in another photo?

    • Nick Stewart2
    • August 5, 2012

    A wonderful image.

    • swordscookie
    • August 5, 2012

    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. This is a great shot, full of life and action, what a great way to start the weekend! The men sitting behind the stand are on the steps of the Bullpost which is still there in Ballybricken. You can just see the top of the post above the van.

    • Niall McAuley
    • August 5, 2012

    You can see a man sitting on the second step of a plinth at left, beside the Lipton’s board. Probably the square yoke at the centre of this OS 25" map view.

    • beachcomberaustralia
    • August 5, 2012

    I think it is 1 shilling and 4 pence, same price as Home & Colonial ‘Best’ Tea on 10 May 1910, the following Tuesday –

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/5727931586/]

    • Niall McAuley
    • August 5, 2012

    That does not look like a good place to be in bare feet!

    • blackpoolbeach
    • August 5, 2012

    Lipton’s Tea 1s/4d.
    That’s a very tall gas lamp or it’s on a raised plinth.
    maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V1,660276,612407,7,9

    • Niall McAuley
    • August 5, 2012

    Phelans is now Smak, East European Store, according to Streetview

    • National Library of Ireland on The Commons
    • August 5, 2012

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] And also with you! ?

    • beachcomberaustralia
    • August 5, 2012

    May The Fourth Be With You.

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