Main Street, Belturbet, Co. Cavan, 1990

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Taken by photographer, Eugene Clerkin, who reported that there was a Town Festival in progress on this day. Let the battle of car identification commence...

You can compare this view of Belturbet 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.

Date: Sunday, 5 August 1990 at 16:15 (weather conditions - cloudy)

NLI Ref.: LPP_15A/4

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  1. corncrake68 34 months ago | reply

    Every picture tells a story......As a young lad I helped deliver beer and minerals around this town in the fifties. Ger's Coffee Shop was known as Minni Allens's Foodstore then. I was once crossing the street with a wooden crate of empty bottles near where the Garda is standing in this picture. The arse fell out of the crate and much to the amusement of the passers by, nearly three dozen of bottles rolled all the way down the street. Took me ages to pick them all up again lol.

  2. National Library of Ireland on The Commons 34 months ago | reply

    Promise a doggy picture in the next week or so!

  3. National Library of Ireland on The Commons 34 months ago | reply

    You'd probably have had more help if they hadn't been empty! Would you please mind adding a note on the photo at Ger's Coffee Shop to say it used be Minni Allens? And were any of the other businesses in the older Belturbet shot still on the go in the 50s - Devines, etc.?

  4. DannyM8 34 months ago | reply

    Okey Dokey, I will drop the Dog Comments and SIT and STAY !

  5. Abaraphobia 34 months ago | reply

    That red hair! And exactly at the focal point of the picture!

  6. Hatem.Zehani 24 months ago | reply

    Very good photo !

  7. excellentzebu1050 24 months ago | reply

    Beautiful in one word

  8. j4Noo 24 months ago | reply

    Great composition

  9. Bethlehem Struluckt 23 months ago | reply

    Great vintage! :) Love to 90's

  10. Amid9 20 months ago | reply

    how do you do

  11. jamica1 20 months ago | reply

    What are those uniforms which the red-haired girls, the girl further left who is walking away from the camera and the boy at the far left are wearing?

  12. Amid9 19 months ago | reply

    i don't understand

  13. NightSnapper 15 months ago | reply

    Great picture.

  14. Northwestkathleen, crazy for dogs & cats! 13 months ago | reply

    There are three girls wearingit and a boy on the pavement...........a band uniform maybe? Anyone know?

  15. Abaraphobia 13 months ago | reply

    Probably the Belturbet Youth Band?

  16. Reconstructing Light 13 months ago | reply

    Some of those cars are still on the roads around there.......

    Amazing how much things have changed in the last 20 years.

  17. Nicole Apodaca 5 months ago | reply

    Taken one year after I was born. Just love looking at photos from back in the day!

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