"A significant collection of 105 lantern slides has recently turned up in the Dublin parish of Stillorgan. Thanks to the foresight and conscientious efforts of parishioners who salvaged the slides (complete with an original camera bag and parts of the original projector) and recently transferred them into the safe custody of the RCB Library – and with the support of their rector, the Revd Ian Gallagher – all 105 slides have now been digitally re–mastered, and are displayed here for the first time for viewing by a worldwide audience. " Wouldn't it be fantastic if some of these people were identified. Were they from Stillorgan?
Some went off to discover themselves, some went off to spread the word, some went off on the grand tour... pretty much the "Gap year"
This one is labelled “Howard Hotel Jerusalem”. This hotel was located on the Jaffa Road, and its appearance in this collection helps to date the entire set of slide to before 1900, because it was renamed the Hotel du Parc by 1900.
More information can be found on the RCB Library website.
Eclectic collection found in Stillorgan
These beautiful 1920's cigarette cards have been digitized and are on the New York public Library. They include, Irish scenery, sportmen, holiday resorts and place names. This one depicts Booterstown, close to where I live.
Thanks to the comeheretobe blog for highlighting this collection.
Results for British Army Pensioners - Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Ireland, 1783-1822
"Among the nearly 20,000 records of men pensioned from Royal Hospital, Kilmainham between 1783 and 1822, are those of over 10,000 Irishmen from all 32 counties."