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Title: John Meleady, Ireland - would love a date to this photo and a little restoring
Post by: riannisuileabhain on Tuesday 28 December 21 21:40 GMT (UK)
Hi. I would love if anyone would be able to put an approximate date to this photo of my gg grandfather and maybe restore it in any way you might see fit, many thanks!  :)

Title: Re: John Meleady, Ireland - would love a date to this photo and a little restoring
Post by: Treetotal on Wednesday 29 December 21 11:17 GMT (UK)
Can you telling us when he was born please and if there is anything on the bck.
Carol
Title: Re: John Meleady, Ireland - would love a date to this photo and a little restoring
Post by: riannisuileabhain on Wednesday 29 December 21 11:31 GMT (UK)
Can you telling us when he was born please and if there is anything on the bck.
Carol


hi carol, there is nothing on the back and john was born in 1876. thanks  :)
Title: Re: John Meleady, Ireland - would love a date to this photo and a little restoring
Post by: Treetotal on Wednesday 29 December 21 11:39 GMT (UK)
Late 1890s into early 1900s looks most likely.
Carol
Title: Re: John Meleady, Ireland - would love a date to this photo and a little restoring
Post by: Gadget on Wednesday 29 December 21 12:16 GMT (UK)
Was John injured is some way?
Title: Re: John Meleady, Ireland - would love a date to this photo and a little restoring
Post by: Treetotal on Wednesday 29 December 21 12:43 GMT (UK)
Was John injured is some way?

I wondered that too by the way he is covering his right hand.
Carol
Title: Re: John Meleady, Ireland - would love a date to this photo and a little restoring
Post by: riannisuileabhain on Wednesday 29 December 21 12:53 GMT (UK)
Was John injured is some way?

he definitely could have been injured, he worked as a blacksmith and a general labourer for the majority of his life so getting an injury was fairy possible i suppose.
Title: Re: John Meleady, Ireland - would love a date to this photo and a little restoring
Post by: hoobaloo on Wednesday 29 December 21 14:23 GMT (UK)
A "little" restoring, regards, John.
Title: Re: John Meleady, Ireland - would love a date to this photo and a little restoring
Post by: riannisuileabhain on Wednesday 29 December 21 15:57 GMT (UK)
A "little" restoring, regards, John.

this is wonderful john, thank you!! :)
Title: Re: John Meleady, Ireland - would love a date to this photo and a little restoring
Post by: Trishanne on Wednesday 29 December 21 17:15 GMT (UK)
One from me
Pat
Title: Re: John Meleady, Ireland - would love a date to this photo and a little restoring
Post by: Gadget on Wednesday 29 December 21 17:15 GMT (UK)
I did an 'arty' version - trying to convey the blacksmith  :)

I think somewhere there's a classic blacksmith's apron but not enough detail showing to be sure.

Gadget
Title: Re: John Meleady, Ireland - would love a date to this photo and a little restoring
Post by: Maiden Stone on Wednesday 29 December 21 17:57 GMT (UK)
Late 1890s into early 1900s looks most likely.
Carol

He seems a mature man to me, not a youth, maybe around 30? The moustache might make him look older than he was. 
Title: Re: John Meleady, Ireland - would love a date to this photo and a little restoring
Post by: riannisuileabhain on Wednesday 29 December 21 20:05 GMT (UK)
gadget and pat - these are both absolutely amazing  :) thank you so much!
Title: Re: John Meleady, Ireland - would love a date to this photo and a little restoring
Post by: Gadget on Wednesday 29 December 21 20:30 GMT (UK)
Out of curiosity, is your name the same as the mountain - Suilven -  near Lochinver, in North West Scotland?  I climbed it a few times when we lived up there. I think it means pillar ??

Gadget

https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/ullapool/suilven.shtml
Title: Re: John Meleady, Ireland - would love a date to this photo and a little restoring
Post by: riannisuileabhain on Wednesday 29 December 21 20:33 GMT (UK)
Out of curiosity, is your name the same as the mountain - Suilven -  near Lochinver, in North West Scotland?  I climbed it a few times when we lived up there. I think it means pillar ??

Gadget

my name is O’Sullivan , from co cork, ireland  :)
Title: Re: John Meleady, Ireland - would love a date to this photo and a little restoring
Post by: Gadget on Wednesday 29 December 21 20:37 GMT (UK)
Cork - a lovely county and city :)
Title: Re: John Meleady, Ireland - would love a date to this photo and a little restoring
Post by: McGroger on Thursday 30 December 21 01:48 GMT (UK)
My try. :)
Peter
Title: Re: John Meleady, Ireland - would love a date to this photo and a little restoring
Post by: riannisuileabhain on Saturday 01 January 22 15:42 GMT (UK)
My try. :)
Peter

this is lovely peter, thank you so much :)
Title: Re: John Meleady, Ireland - would love a date to this photo and a little restoring
Post by: McGroger on Sunday 02 January 22 00:00 GMT (UK)
Glad I could help. :)
Peter