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  Circus Performers
Some of the performers became household names. The photograph shows two child entertainers, Lolo and May, who were part of Hannefordís ...
 
  Street Entertainers
The arrival of street entertainers in towns soon attracted large crowds. The photograph shows two women with a hurdy gurdy. They would ...
 
  Pub
In most towns the temperance movement campaigned against alcohol, but the pub remained the most popular gathering place for the poorer ...
 
  Hargadonís, Sligo
Many old pubs just had a stone floor and heat was provided by a pot-bellied stove. Hargadonís pub in Sligo had a semi-partitioned snug ...
 
  Hostel for the Homeless
This photograph shows staff at the tea bar of a Belfast hostel serving homeless men. Most of the homeless men in Belfast suffered from ...
 
  Hotels
The development of seaside or coastal resorts at the end of the 19th century brought new business opportunities to those catering for ...
 
  Seaside Resort
In summer seaside resorts like Whitehead were popular gathering places. Some people took a weekís holiday in a local hotel or boarding ...
 
  Postcard
Coloured postcards were popular with holiday-makers and visitors. This one showing a delightful summer scene from Newcastle, Co. Down ...
 
  Warrenpoint
Warrenpoint in Co. Down attracted large crowds every 15th of August. On this holy day it was believe that the sea at Warrenpoint had ...
 
  Railway Station
The railway station offered a variety of services to travellers. Waiting rooms were heated by open coal fires, but men could also have ...
 
 
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