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St Colman's Cathedral, Cobh.

The Cathedral Church of St Colman, usually known as Cobh Cathedral, sometimes as Queenstown Cathedral, is a

Roman Catholic cathedral in Cobh, Ireland. It is the cathedral church of the Diocese of Cloyne. It overlooks Cork

harbour from a prominent position. Construction began in 1868 and was not completed until over half a century

later due to increases in costs and revisions of the original plans. With the steeple being 91.4 metres tall (300 ft),

the cathedral is the tallest church in Ireland.

NOTE: The spire has not yet been erected in this photograph.

Irish Postcard: Queenstown Cathedral, Co. Cork. <br />An Erin Go Brágh card.
Irish Postcard: Queenstown Cathedral, Co. Cork.
An Erin Go Brágh card.

½d definitive. <br />Postmarked Queenstown 10th October 1906
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Postmarked Queenstown 10th October 1906

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Still no spire. Slight change on the front of this card, compared to the one above.

Irish Postcard: Queenstown Cathedral, Co. Cork.
Irish Postcard: Queenstown Cathedral, Co. Cork.

Stamp has been removed.<br />Arrival postmark Manchester 22nd October 1906
Stamp has been removed.
Arrival postmark Manchester 22nd October 1906

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The cathedral has now acquired its spire.

Irish Postcard: St. Colman's Cathedral, Queenstown. <br />An Erin Go Brágh card. British Manufacture.
Irish Postcard: St. Colman's Cathedral, Queenstown.
An Erin Go Brágh card. British Manufacture.

½d definitive.<br />Postmarked Queenstown 3rd August 1915
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Postmarked Queenstown 3rd August 1915

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A good view of the Cathedral, showing its location on the hill.

Unposted Irish Postcard: Cobh, port of call for transatlantic liners, and entrance to Cork Harbour.<br />Printed in Dublin for Leprechaun Publishers Ltd. Leprechaun Card No. 29
Unposted Irish Postcard: Cobh, port of call for transatlantic liners, and entrance to Cork Harbour.
Printed in Dublin for Leprechaun Publishers Ltd. Leprechaun Card No. 29



An aerial view of Cobh.

Unposted Irish Postcard: Cobh, Co. Cork. An ideal holiday resort as well as being the principal port and harbour in the south, Cobh is beautifully situated in sheltered surroundings. The city (sic) is here shown photographed in colour from the air.<br />Photo: Airviews Ltd., Manchester Airport.<br />Printed in Great Britain PT29522
Unposted Irish Postcard: Cobh, Co. Cork. An ideal holiday resort as well as being the principal port and harbour in the south, Cobh is beautifully situated in sheltered surroundings. The city (sic) is here shown photographed in colour from the air.
Photo: Airviews Ltd., Manchester Airport.
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Cobh.

Irish Postcard: St. Colman's Cathedral, the Park and Waterfront, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland.<br />A Cardall card. No. 211
Irish Postcard: St. Colman's Cathedral, the Park and Waterfront, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland.
A Cardall card. No. 211

10p Stylised Dog stamp. Postmarked: Blárna Corcaigh = Blarney, Co. Cork. 25th June 1980
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St. Colman's Cathedral.

Irish Postcard: St. Colman's Cathedral, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland.<br />Killarney Printing. No. C77
Irish Postcard: St. Colman's Cathedral, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Killarney Printing. No. C77

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Cobh.

Unposted Irish Postcard: Greetings from Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland.<br />&quot;The harbour in Cobh, is one of the largest and safest anywhere, being capable of taking the largest vessels afloat. Today Cobh offers a dedicated area for cruise liners. On the quayside there is a memorial to the victims of the Lusitania, many of whom are buried in Cobh's Old Church Cemetery.&quot;<br />A John Hinde Beautiful Ireland card. No. 2CK-007
Unposted Irish Postcard: Greetings from Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland.
"The harbour in Cobh, is one of the largest and safest anywhere, being capable of taking the largest vessels afloat. Today Cobh offers a dedicated area for cruise liners. On the quayside there is a memorial to the victims of the Lusitania, many of whom are buried in Cobh's Old Church Cemetery."
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The Crescent, Queenstown.

Irish Postcard: The Crescent, Queenstown.<br />No publisher details shown.
Irish Postcard: The Crescent, Queenstown.
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½d definitive. Postmarked: Lamlash? 1st September 1904
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Cathedral.

Irish Postcard: Cobh, formerly Queenstown, last port of call of the Titanic 1912.<br />A Titanic Deals card.
Irish Postcard: Cobh, formerly Queenstown, last port of call of the Titanic 1912.
A Titanic Deals card.

70c Fox definitive. Postmarked: Cork Stamp &amp; Coin Exhibition 2019.
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RMS LUSITANIA.

On May 7, 1915, less than a year after World War I (1914-18) erupted across Europe, a German U-boat torpedoed and

sank the RMS Lusitania, a British ocean liner en route from New York to Liverpool, England. Of the more than 1,900

passengers and crew members on board, more than 1,100 perished, including more than 120 Americans. Nearly two

years would pass before the United States formally entered World War I, but the sinking of the Lusitania played a

significant role in turning public opinion against Germany, both in the United States and abroad.

Copy of an old photo.
Copy of an old photo.

Unposted Irish Postcard: Lusitania Memorial, Cobh, Co. Cork.<br />A John Hinde Beautiful Ireland card.  No. CK-147
Unposted Irish Postcard: Lusitania Memorial, Cobh, Co. Cork.
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TITANIC.

Unposted Irish postcard.  COBH.<br />&quot; R.M.S. Titanic was built between 1909-11 by Harland and Wolff shipyard, Belfast. The ship sank on the 15th April 1912 with the loss of 1,517 lives on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York.<br />This card shows a painting of the Titanic leaving Cobh, its last port of call on that fateful journey, a view of Cobh Cathedral and Town and the Annie Moore emmigrant Statue. Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland.<br />A Real Ireland card. Ref. SP 269
Unposted Irish postcard. COBH.
" R.M.S. Titanic was built between 1909-11 by Harland and Wolff shipyard, Belfast. The ship sank on the 15th April 1912 with the loss of 1,517 lives on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York.
This card shows a painting of the Titanic leaving Cobh, its last port of call on that fateful journey, a view of Cobh Cathedral and Town and the Annie Moore emmigrant Statue. Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland.
A Real Ireland card. Ref. SP 269

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TITANIC.

Irish Postcard: The Titanic.<br />A Titanic Deals card.
Irish Postcard: The Titanic.
A Titanic Deals card.

Two &quot;N&quot; rate Irish Coastguard stamps. <br />Postmarked: Cork Stamp and Coin Exhibition 16th November 2019.
Two "N" rate Irish Coastguard stamps.
Postmarked: Cork Stamp and Coin Exhibition 16th November 2019.

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Cobh, The Queenstown Story.

Unposted Irish Postcard: The Cove of Cork. c.1840<br />Cobh Heritage Trust Ltd.
Unposted Irish Postcard: The Cove of Cork. c.1840
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Cobh, The Queenstown Story.

Unposted Irish Postcard: Shipping Poster, 1888, with map of Canada on reverse (inset).<br />Cobh Heritage Trust.
Unposted Irish Postcard: Shipping Poster, 1888, with map of Canada on reverse (inset).
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Cobh, The Queenstown Story.

Unposted Irish Postcard: Emigrants leaving Queenstown Harbour, late 19th century.<br />Cobh Heritage Trust.
Unposted Irish Postcard: Emigrants leaving Queenstown Harbour, late 19th century.
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Cobh, The Queenstown Story.

Unposted Irish Postcard: Emigrants tender &quot;Blarney&quot;, 1954. Inserts Baggage Labels.<br />Cobh Heritage Trust.
Unposted Irish Postcard: Emigrants tender "Blarney", 1954. Inserts Baggage Labels.
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Cobh, The Queenstown Story.

Unposted Irish Postcard: Cross section of White Star liner &quot;Majestic&quot;, 1920s<br />Cobh Heritage Trust.
Unposted Irish Postcard: Cross section of White Star liner "Majestic", 1920s
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TITANIC.

Unposted Irish Postcard: White Star Line  Titanic 1912.<br />Shamrock Gift Co. Dublin.
Unposted Irish Postcard: White Star Line Titanic 1912.
Shamrock Gift Co. Dublin.

Unposted Irish Postcard: Titanic Boarding Pass.<br />Portfolio Souvenirs.   www.portfoliogroup.ie
Unposted Irish Postcard: Titanic Boarding Pass.
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TITANIC.

Unposted Irish Postcard: White Star Line.
Unposted Irish Postcard: White Star Line.

Unposted Irish Postcard: First Sailing.
Unposted Irish Postcard: First Sailing.



Tourist information.

Tourist Info.
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"Olympic" and "Titanic" at Harland & Wolff's, Belfast

Unposted Irish Postcard: &quot;Olympic&quot; and &quot;Titanic&quot;. Harland's &amp; Wolff's. Belfast.<br />National Museums Northern Ireland.
Unposted Irish Postcard: "Olympic" and "Titanic". Harland's & Wolff's. Belfast.
National Museums Northern Ireland.

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COBH RAILWAY STATION.

The station opened 10 March 1862 and was closed for goods traffic on 3 November 1975.

It began life as the terminus of the Cobh (then Queenstown) section of the Cork, Youghal & Queenstown Railway.



The present station occupies only a small part of the old station building. The original station was expanded

greatly during the latter part of the 19th century as it served what was then Ireland's largest emigration port

which was also an important way-point as the last port between Western Europe and North America. The station

was also the main receiving centre for mails for Ireland and Britain from the United States and Canada. Mail

would be brought by ship to Cobh, processed and forwarded by mail express trains to Kingstown (now Dún

Laoghaire) on the outskirts of Dublin and on to Holyhead. This was faster than conveying by ship directly to

Liverpool.



It is famous for being the station where hundreds of survivors of the RMS Lusitania disaster left the town of Cobh after surviving the sinking.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobh_railway_station

https://www.cobhheritage.com/

Unposted Irish Postcard:&quot;Esplanade and Railway Station, Queenstown Harbour.<br />Wilkie &amp; Son. Tourist Agents, Cork.
Unposted Irish Postcard:"Esplanade and Railway Station, Queenstown Harbour.
Wilkie & Son. Tourist Agents, Cork.





With the development and growth of transatlantic air traffic Cobh lost its importance as a mail and passenger

centre. A significant part of the train station remained largely unused until the opening of the Cobh Heritage

Centre in the front part of the station in the 1980s. At that time the station was also reduced to a single platform.

The freight yard of the station has now become a public carpark while another part of the station has become a

covered carpark for Cobh Garda Station.

Photo: Cobh Rly. Stn.
Photo: Cobh Rly. Stn.

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One more of Shandon.

Irish Postcard: St. Anne's Church Shandon. Cork City, Ireland.<br />MAC Publica - Killarney Printing.
Irish Postcard: St. Anne's Church Shandon. Cork City, Ireland.
MAC Publica - Killarney Printing.

72c Irish Shopfronts. Vibes &amp; Scribes, 3 Bridge St., Cork.
72c Irish Shopfronts. Vibes & Scribes, 3 Bridge St., Cork.

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RevRed, with your permission, I would like to put you up as poster of the month for this thread. I think it is both informative and educational on the geographic and historical background of the island of Ireland as a whole. Even for one who spent most of his life in the North. It is really wonderful to see how the other half lives and lived. I have learnt a lot. Please keep going.

It is a bit like finding , up here in Queensland, what was happening in Victoria 50 years ago. I freely admit that in the 1950s, my parents would take the three kids down to Carlingford Lough and catch the ferry over to Eire to get a sulky to town to buy cheap butter and fags for the shop, but you learnt nothing of down south!.

I went as a 15 year old to the Gaeltacht in Co. Donegal, for a week, with a Catholic friend, and came back to Belfast as an Irishman. Tell that to Cill Dara.
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I've at last found the Ireland cards I sold online a few months ago, so as we now have this thread I'll toss them in here before they depart, enabling RevRed to comment on the locations/postal history as he wishes.

1. Queenstown Cathedral. Card postally used 1916(?) as an advertising card by the Antrim Iron Ore Co Ltd, in Belfast, which advertises 'Best House Coal'. I suspect they bought a lot of common view cards and overprinted them - both on the front and the back, note.

Queenstown Cathedral PPC.
Queenstown Cathedral PPC.

Antrim Iron Ore Co Ltd, in Belfast, advertising overprints.
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2. Irish Donkeys - not so much for the donkeys but for the backrgound - real or artist's imagination?

Irish Donkeys.
Irish Donkeys.

1908 Valencia Island postmark,
1908 Valencia Island postmark,

Message on card from Valancia Island, Co Kerry.
Message on card from Valancia Island, Co Kerry.

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3. The Old Weir Bridge Killarney. Painted by E Longtsaffe, I think. Published by Hildesheimer and printed in Bavaria when we were still trading with the German Empire. Posted Ballaghy, Castledawson in 1905.


The Old Weir Bridge Killarney 1905 picture postcard.
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I've at last found the Ireland cards I sold online a few months ago, so as we now have this thread I'll toss them in here before they depart, enabling RevRed to comment on the locations/postal history as he wishes.

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Nice view of the Cathedral before the spire was added. I reckon it was taken from the gardens of The Crescent.
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My first thought was Blarney Castle, but maybe not. Lord knows, there are plenty of ruined castles all over Ireland. It is quite possibly a real castle in the background, although postcard publishers were capable of anything to get the right effect.

Interesting postmark! Valentia Harbour railway station was the terminus on the Great Southern and Western Railway branch from Farranfore in Ireland. It was the most westerly railway station in Europe.
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Cobh Railway Station building.

A view of the outside of the original building.

That's my daughter (in orange top) taking part in a Triathlon race. Haulbowline Island can be seen in the background.

Photo: Cobh Railway Station building.
Photo: Cobh Railway Station building.

Photo: Spike Island (taken from Cobh), where the Triathlon started with a swim to Cobh!
Photo: Spike Island (taken from Cobh), where the Triathlon started with a swim to Cobh!

Photo: Cobh Esplanade.
Photo: Cobh Esplanade.

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Recently received, from my brother - a card of Cork City.

Unposted Irish Postcard: &quot;St. Patrick's Street, Bridge, and Hill, Cork City, Ireland<br />A PostCards - De Luxe card. &quot;P.C.&quot; Color Card No. 69
Unposted Irish Postcard: "St. Patrick's Street, Bridge, and Hill, Cork City, Ireland
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Now for some modern cards that are very wide lengthways and very narrow in height. Some very nice scenes. Unfortunately, they are too big for my scanner, so the images are slightly cropped. Also, there is a wide margin at the bottom of each card with the title of the card. However, my scanner decided to ignore the margin at times! :?:

Unposted Irish Postcard: Titled &quot;Ireland&quot;, but the image is of Eyeries, Co. Cork.<br />A Real Ireland Design. Ref. PC 15
Unposted Irish Postcard: Titled "Ireland", but the image is of Eyeries, Co. Cork.
A Real Ireland Design. Ref. PC 15





Unposted Irish Postcard: Titled &quot;Ireland&quot; - the image is Loughros Beg Bay, Co. Donegal.<br />Ref. PC 20
Unposted Irish Postcard: Titled "Ireland" - the image is Loughros Beg Bay, Co. Donegal.
Ref. PC 20





Unposted Irish Postcard: Titled &quot;West Cork&quot; - The Ring of Beara, West Cork, Ireland.<br />Ref. PC 29
Unposted Irish Postcard: Titled "West Cork" - The Ring of Beara, West Cork, Ireland.
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This time, my scanner ignored the card and copied the Frama Label only. I had to put a small receipt on the card to persuade the scanner to copy the whole card. :!:

Unposted Irish Postcard: Titled - West Cork - The colourful village of Eyeries, Co. Cork.<br />Ref. PC 85
Unposted Irish Postcard: Titled - West Cork - The colourful village of Eyeries, Co. Cork.
Ref. PC 85


Irish Postcard: Titled &quot;Ireland&quot; - Ballinskelligs Bay, Waterville, Co. Kerry.<br />Ref. PC 16
Irish Postcard: Titled "Ireland" - Ballinskelligs Bay, Waterville, Co. Kerry.
Ref. PC 16

Postage paid using a 28p Frama Label, which wasn't cancelled during transit to its destination. Posted in Kerry, with a Frama from Waterford.
Postage paid using a 28p Frama Label, which wasn't cancelled during transit to its destination. Posted in Kerry, with a Frama from Waterford.

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Hello RevRed+ . Your "short and wide" modern Irish postcards are delightful(*).
Even if they are not scanner-friendly, you've managed to tame them enough to show them to us.

I particularly like the Loughros Beg Bay, County Donegal view:

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Getting farming machinery onto the island must require special arrangements.

/RogerE :D

(*)Footnote: For the format, perhaps they could be called "Hobbit postcards"‽

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I too like the Loughros Beg Bay island card. On Google Maps there appears to be a slope down to the water that could be utilised by a tractor. Also, it may be possible, at low tide, to access the island without a boat. :)
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Back to East Cork and Youghal (pronounced Yawl).

Youghal, 30 miles east of Cork City, is one of the country's foremost resorts. It is situated at the mouth of the River Blackwater and has a fine beach. Youghal is famous for its point lace which is distinguished by its vivid patterns.

The image on the card was taken from Ferrypoint, on the opposite bank of the Blackwater, in Co. Waterford.

Irish Postcard: Youghal.<br />An Insight Ireland card. SP163
Irish Postcard: Youghal.
An Insight Ireland card. SP163

30p Blackbird definitive. 31st July 2001
30p Blackbird definitive. 31st July 2001



Photo: View of Youghal Bay, looking upriver
Photo: View of Youghal Bay, looking upriver



Photo: View of Blackwater, looking seawards
Photo: View of Blackwater, looking seawards



Photo: Shingle bar at Ferrypoint
Photo: Shingle bar at Ferrypoint


Photo: Birds at Ferrypoint.
Photo: Birds at Ferrypoint.

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Ferrypoint, Co. Waterford.

"Ferrypoint is an unusual spit of land which extends out from Monatray into Youghal Bay. For around seven hundred

years it was best known as the landing point for the Youghal to Ferrypoint ferry. When viewed from Monatray Hill,

Ferrypoint looks like a finger pointing towards Youghal, in the neighbouring county of Cork, warning the inhabitants

that we are “keeping an eye on you” and that any further indiscretions could have dire consequences! Ferrypoint is

in effect a sand and shingle bar stretching out about 800 metres in the direction of Youghal with the Atlantic Ocean

lapping the steep shingle beach on the southside and the River Blackwater to the north. The tip of Ferrypoint is a

short four hundred metres from Youghal and through this narrow channel races the River Blackwater as it makes

its entrance into Youghal Bay. It is across this narrow channel that the Youghal to Ferrypoint ferry journeyed on a

daily basis for around seven hundred years from the 13th century to the 1960s. The ferry was the primary

transport link between the southern parts of the counties of Waterford and Cork until the building of Youghal

Bridge in the early 19th century. This is a dangerous stretch of water and has been the scene of many boating

accidents down the years.

Map of Youghal area.
Map of Youghal area.

Irish Postcard: Youghal, Co. Cork.<br />A Real Ireland design. Ref. SP 470
Irish Postcard: Youghal, Co. Cork.
A Real Ireland design. Ref. SP 470

50c Grey Heron definitive. <br />Postmarked Baile Átha Cliath (Dublin) 26th July 2003
50c Grey Heron definitive.
Postmarked Baile Átha Cliath (Dublin) 26th July 2003

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OLD YOUGHAL BRIDGE

Youghal Bridge (known as the Old Bridge once the new bridge came into existance) was a bridge made of wood and iron which carried the N25 over the River Blackwater in Youghal, County Waterford. It was built to replace a ferry that operated further downstream.

The bridge was constructed at a wide point in the Blackwater Estuary and the western half was constructed as an

embankment, which was then used to reclaim some of the land within the estuary. The eastern half was a metal

and timber bridge, which was constructed by driving piles into the river bed. The eastern half was designed to be

a bascule bridge, allowing it to open to let larger ships through.

The bridge was tolled, with two tollhouses constructed as part of the scheme.

Weight restrictions and a number of chicanes were added along the crossing towards the end of its life to reduce traffic speeds, and the bridge needed to be replaced on safety grounds.


A modern bridge replaced it, situated further upstream.

The bridge remained for foot traffic only for a number of years following the opening of the new bridge.


Irish Postcard: Blackwater Bridge, Youghal.<br />S.J. Merrick, Merchant, Youghal.
Irish Postcard: Blackwater Bridge, Youghal.
S.J. Merrick, Merchant, Youghal.

Two ½d definitives. Postmarked Youghal 7th August 1919
Two ½d definitives. Postmarked Youghal 7th August 1919

Irish Postcard: Youghal Bridge.<br />Printed for Irish Pictorial Post Card Co., at Eagle Works, South Mall, Cork.
Irish Postcard: Youghal Bridge.
Printed for Irish Pictorial Post Card Co., at Eagle Works, South Mall, Cork.

½d definitive. Postmarked Chelmsford 13th October 1907
½d definitive. Postmarked Chelmsford 13th October 1907

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Had some trouble connecting to Stampboards. Here are the postcards.

Irish Postcards: Blackwater Bridge. <br />A Valentine's Series card.
Irish Postcards: Blackwater Bridge.
A Valentine's Series card.


½d definitive. Postmarked Youghal 16th November 1905.
½d definitive. Postmarked Youghal 16th November 1905.


Copy of old postcard showing the traffic restrictions imposed. For instance, bus passengers had to get off and walk across the bridge to a connecting bus on the other side. Not pleasant on a wet and wild winter's day!!
Copy of old postcard showing the traffic restrictions imposed. For instance, bus passengers had to get off and walk across the bridge to a connecting bus on the other side. Not pleasant on a wet and wild winter's day!!


Copy of old postcard.
Copy of old postcard.

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The old and the new!

Irish Postcard: Youghal Bridge, Co. Cork.<br />Published by H. Rosehill and Sons Ltd., Cork.
Irish Postcard: Youghal Bridge, Co. Cork.
Published by H. Rosehill and Sons Ltd., Cork.

2p Map of Ireland definitive. Double postmarked, top and bottom.<br />Postmarked Cork, 26th June 1961
2p Map of Ireland definitive. Double postmarked, top and bottom.
Postmarked Cork, 26th June 1961

Irish Postcard: New Bridge, over the River Blackwater, Youghal, Co. Cork, Ireland.<br />A John Hinde card.
Irish Postcard: New Bridge, over the River Blackwater, Youghal, Co. Cork, Ireland.
A John Hinde card.

22p Castle definitive/ Postmarked Beanntraí = Bantry, Co. Cork on 16th April 1984
22p Castle definitive/ Postmarked Beanntraí = Bantry, Co. Cork on 16th April 1984

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And so, we say goodbye to Cork City and county with two views of the replacement Cork City Hall - the original having been burnt down by British Military Forces.

Unposted Irish Postcard: City Hall, Cork, by day.
Unposted Irish Postcard: City Hall, Cork, by day.

Unposted Irish Postcard: Cork City Hall, by night.
Unposted Irish Postcard: Cork City Hall, by night.

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Continuing the tour of Ireland finds us in Clogheen, Co. Tipperary.

Irish Postcard: &quot;Funeral of Veteran John Hogan at Clogheen, Co. Tipperary.&quot;
Irish Postcard: "Funeral of Veteran John Hogan at Clogheen, Co. Tipperary."

½d definitive. Postmarked Clogheen, Cahir, Co. Tipperary on 7th August 1908
½d definitive. Postmarked Clogheen, Cahir, Co. Tipperary on 7th August 1908

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RevRed+ wrote: Back to East Cork and Youghal (pronounced Yawl).

Prompts me to address the good people of Youghal: Hello Youghal! How are all y'all?

Red, thanks for the extra information about Loughros Beg Bay island. That would make getting machinery onto the island a little less challenging — I was imagining a boat had to be involved.

/RogerE ;)
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Foynes, Co. Limerick.

Irish Postcard: Foynes Pier, River Shannon, Co. Limerick
Irish Postcard: Foynes Pier, River Shannon, Co. Limerick

½d definitive. Postmarked Foynes R.S.O. 5th March 1904.<br />There is also a faint Limerick postmark on the front of the card.
½d definitive. Postmarked Foynes R.S.O. 5th March 1904.
There is also a faint Limerick postmark on the front of the card.

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ASAHI Chemical Trains.

Irish Postcard: Asahi Trains.
Irish Postcard: Asahi Trains.

22p Castle Definitive. Postmarked Magh Cuilinn = Moycullen, Co. Galway
22p Castle Definitive. Postmarked Magh Cuilinn = Moycullen, Co. Galway



The steel framed chemical tanks, which were returning empty from the Asahi synthetic fibres plant in Killala, Co Mayo, carry acrylonitrile (also known as vinyl cyanide) and methyl acrylate from Dublin port to the Asahi plant. These are Asahi's main raw materials.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/reason-why-chemical-train-derailed-still-not-known-1.19863

https://www.mayonews.ie/comment-opinion/down-memory-lane/31945-asahi-and-the-mayo-venture
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English Postcard posted in Ireland: &quot;Women's liberation because.....&quot; <br />National Union of Students.
English Postcard posted in Ireland: "Women's liberation because....."
National Union of Students.

28p Love stamp. Postmarked Cork 26th January 1987.
28p Love stamp. Postmarked Cork 26th January 1987.

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The Skellig Islands.

Unposted Irish Postcard: Gannets and The Skillig (sic) Rocks, Co. Kerry.
Unposted Irish Postcard: Gannets and The Skillig (sic) Rocks, Co. Kerry.

A Real Ireland card. No. 46
A Real Ireland card. No. 46

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"Pot Plants"

Irish Postcard: &quot;Pot Plants.&quot; <br />A John Hinde card.  No. 54
Irish Postcard: "Pot Plants."
A John Hinde card. No. 54

22p Castle definitive. <br />Postmarked Baile Átha Fhirdhia = Ardee, Co. Louth 7th November 1984.
22p Castle definitive.
Postmarked Baile Átha Fhirdhia = Ardee, Co. Louth 7th November 1984.

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An "Irish" Postbox.

Unposted Irish Postcard: An Irish Postbox.<br />A John Hinde card No. 70
Unposted Irish Postcard: An Irish Postbox.
A John Hinde card No. 70

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Irish rural scene.

Unposted Irish Postcard: &quot;Walking Home.&quot;<br />A John Hinde card. No. 36
Unposted Irish Postcard: "Walking Home."
A John Hinde card. No. 36

An Irish Pillar Postbox.
An Irish Pillar Postbox.

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