photos from the past
Three unknown people at the bridge in Fountainstown (located next to Angela's shop) Photo taken by Edward H Hackett
On the left above is another photo taken by Edward H Hackett, showing a bit more clearly the bridge that was in place in Fountainstown in the 1900's. On the right is a mural created by local artist, Mandy Dale, great granddaughter of Mr. Hackett. This Mural was created on a wall in Local resident, Barry Bradfield's house.
Fountainstown, (circa 1910)
The photos above were provided by Mandy Dale. The young girl in the four photos is Mandy's granny, Doreen Howell (nee Hackett). The older woman in the doorway (left) is Doreen's mother, Rose. They lived in Yorkshire at the time but used to spend their summers in Fountainstown, staying in the building that is now Angela's shop. Photos taken by Edward H Hackett
spot the difference!!!!!!
Best difference spotted so far: The road is in much better condition in the 1910 photo!!
A busy day at the beach (date unknown)
The date that this photo was taken is unknown. Cars registered in Cork City between 1903 and 1946 were given sequential plates from PI 1 to PI 9999. The car in the front of the photo has a PI 99*4 registration (third number missing) so this photo was more than likely taken in the 50's - 60's.
fountainstown school photo 1924
Back row: Francis O'Donovan, Jim Allen, Timmy Kiely, Eddie Kiely, John Allen, Eddie McGrath, Jeremiah Regan, Seamus O'Sullivan, Denis O'Sullivan, Donal McGrath, John Power, Sheila Regan, Mary Power, Ms. Crowley (teacher)
Middle row: Ms. Foley (teacher), Julia Murphy, Margaret Mary Allen, Lizzy Kiely, Madgie O'Callaghan, Bridie Murphy, May McDonald, Julia Hanlon, Eily Murphy, Margaret Power, Nora Hanlon, Kathleen McGrath, Mary Murphy, Nan Power, Hannah Kiely.
Front row: Nonie Horgan, Jo Murphy, Dave Callaghan, Eileen Allen, Betty Hanlon, Rita Donovan, Joan McGrath, Willie Donovan, Tim Hanlon, Jeramiah Murphy, Connie Kiely
fountainstown in the thirties
Terrace of houses on beach road (Kitty Powers house)
Eileen & Mary Morough (with friends, unknown), Willie & Kitty Power, Eddie & Con Kiely. Picture taken in 1937, in one of the allotments, now the location of the caravan site by the club.
Fountainstown Beach between 1948 and 1968 (photos courtesy of Rose Hennessey)
fountainstown beach 1959
This is a fabulous old photo which Sylvia Henry brought along to the recent Fountainstown Tennis and Pitch & Putt Club reunion (October 2014). This is a photo of Sylvia's father (George Brown) playing tennis in his front garden. In the background you'll see all the old cars parked up on the beach front, a busy day at Fountainstown Beach.
Postcard of Fountainstown before the car park was built. The "Well Field" with sand dunes can be seen where car park is now. The Daley's and Lambkin's houses, along with the mobile homes by the pitch and putt course haven't been built yet.
Fountainstown School 1971
Front row: Martin O'Sullivan, Carmel Lynch, Loretta Griffin, Deirdre Murphy, Caroline Quirke, Christopher Lynch, Tony Murphy. Middle row: Sheila Kingston, Mary Quirke, Josephine Good, Con Good, Una Griffin, Helen Murphy, Phil Murphy, Mary Cowhig, John Murphy, Noel Griffin, Kieran Kingston, Barry Lynch. Back row: Robert Good, Mona Griffin, Martin O'Mahony, Nora O'Sullivan, Fred Cowhig, Peter Lordan, Patsy Cowhig R.I.P., Eileen O'Sullivan, John Lordan, Liam Griffin & Eilis O'Leary NT
John Joe Murphy taking Michael Wren and Derval O'Shea for a spin in his horse and trap.
The beach in the 80's
the storm in 1989, was it worse than the recent storms?
Damage to the beach and car park area, caused by the storm in 1989.