they saw photographs can tell stories (er i think)
i know there are some old pictures of the town in the gallery part of athlone.ie, i know that there is the odd book of the town, i am asking, as seen in one dublin thread "picture game"; does anyone here on this section have old photographs of the town, be it buildings sporting events etc, and willing to upload them. i am interested primarily in the what the town looked liked in the 1950-1990's. it is just to see how the town has changed. i am asking as i swore i saw a calender today (remember when business premise such as butchers etc use to give calenders out a christmas presents every year) and each picture for the month contained an old picture of the twon. i found it to be very interesting, seeing how e.g north gate street looked in the 1970's
i would be grateful if people are able to contribute, hopefully it might raise some interests as it is difficult to find books etc containing these pictures. the pictures can be of anything, be it old palce bar, old school where gentex, the old factory where the radison is, pictures of the mighty athlone town fc etc of course pictures of any era would be sound.
Here's the result of a quick google for starters.
I'd start with the library.
Beleive it or not, Morrelli's chip shop at Auburn has a collection of pics of Athlone in the old days. Not the first place you'd think of, but there you go.
You can buy prints from here also ... only thing is they are shipped from America!!!
class, i was very young when that was there, remember the advertising boardings at the side.
anyone remember during world cup usa 1994, an artist created a painting on the foot path outside the old ritz of jack charlton. class painting.
i note from other post, ye the library would the first stop, cheers.
Check out "Old Photos" on the "Olde Athlone" thread of Athlonelive.com
Here's one I made earlier (around 1980) - sorry it's a bit lopsided, but I doubt if there are any other photos existing of this very old-style Athlone shopfront - Kitty Finnerty's Bar & Grocery in Castle Street.
Numerous old photos of Athlone here:
More old photos than you can shake a stick at:
cool reference stuff
Is that where the Snug is now? Correct me if I'm wrong...
No, the Liturgical Centre is on that site now.
Slideshows of Old Athlone photos: