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Saving the tobacco crop

Who would have thought that tobacco would be cultivated at Rathmoylan in Co. Waterford? We believe that a Mrs William O'Brien commissioned this photo…


Thanks to OwenMacC for providing the location of Rathmoylan House (with local confirmation from ofarrl). And delighted to see one of the people in the photograph being identified - that's Peter Power sitting in the front row at extreme right. Again we have local information from ofarrl to thank for this, via a relative of Peter Power's on the Waterford Heritage Group's FB page.


Photographer: Poole Photographic Studios, Waterford


Date: c.September 1933




You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at


This photograph featured in our Working Lives, 1893-1913 exhibition at the National Photographic Archive in Temple Bar, Dublin.

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Taken in September 1933