Terrapins on the roof – Dublin Picture

Terrapins on the roof

The title for this O’Dea shot is "Platform New School – Terrapin Ltd. – Dermot Lalor fixing domelight, Finglas, Co. Dublin.". At that time Finglas was expanding rapidly so this could be any of several schools with new technology being introduced.

Originally posted in a flipped/mirrored state (thanks Niall McAuley for the heads-up), following a correction it seems that this is definitely in Finglas, possibly on the roof of Coláiste Íde, looking north towards the Church of the Annunciation. The church (built at the same time these chaps were fitting windows nearby), was scheduled for demolition in recent years – owing to falling attendances and structural problems….

Photographer: James P. O’Dea

Collection:James P. O’Dea

Date: 16 August 1967

NLI Ref.: ODEA 48/11

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Image published by National Library of Ireland on The Commons on 2019-02-20 08:38:56 and used under Creative Commons license.

Tagged: , James P. O’Dea , O’Dea Photographic Collection , National Library of Ireland , Terrapin building systems , Finglas , Co. Dublin , roofing , roof lights , plastic cover , Location identified , County Dublin , Church of the Annunciation , Cardiffsbridge Road , Ratoath Avenue , Coláiste Íde , Roof , Flat roof , Tools , Cardiffsbridge Ave

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