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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:23 pm 
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Again from the National Library of Ireland's collection

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I wonder if those trees are the same ones that are there today? They are mere saplings in the photos.


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Fascinating photos. Any idea as to when taken?

Love McKnight's small shop which seems to cater to visitor/tourist trade. Irish bog oak, marble ornaments, briar pipes and black thorn sticks. Could do a good business today on-line.

Next to McGuffin's building says Posting Establishment. What was that?


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StLouisGuy wrote:
Next to McGuffin's building says Posting Establishment. What was that?

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A Posting Establishment supplied horses, traps/cars and harness for hire, as well as providing stabling facilities, however the name itself originated from a time when official and private letters were delivered by horseback, pre-dating the use of mail coaches.

A series of Posting Establishments, or Posts were established between major cities, and in each town in between (a day's fast horseback ride from the last one) the establishment owner (who was usually a local inn owner and so had the facilities needed) was paid an allowance in order to provide services. A Post service was established between London and Dublin in 1576. When a Post Rider was nearing a Posting Establishment he would blow his post horn to let them know he was coming, and in order to receive his allowance the Posting Establishment owner had to have the rider re-horsed and away within 15 minutes; the owner would then be paid for the use of the horse on a per-mile basis.

On the McAnulty's Yellow Line Coach Hire website it states that when the business was first established in 1819 it was known as a Posting Establishment.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:30 am 
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The postal establishment is in 33 Church Street,I wonder did great grandfather Charles McCabe work from there,later renting it to become McCabe Bros Market Garden?


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All the photos are from around the same period, that is circa 1890 - 1920 as they are (mostly) part of the Lawrence collection in the National Library. Indeed all of them have been seen before but not in such detail :D And Charlie was still in the country at this time, however anything is possible the only thing that is confusing me is I did not think they would have had two posting establishments side by side but another photo shows that so maybe the one on 33 was taken over by 35? ~x(


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Some earlier shots and close ups (circa 1860-1883)

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Thanks Jim for the info on the Posting establishment practices. A definite precursor to the Pony Express.


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circa 1890


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The pavements are made from cobblestones.


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