1980 prices in Roscommon?


#1

Thats the pitch anyway.
www.daft.ie/1490552
Probably the most bizarre photo on Daft also.


#2

Wants to keep the element of surprise for the prospective buyer:


#3

Aha, is that a prototype of a Biffo Ark?


#4

I dont know…thats how I remember Roscommon in 1980. The cars look about right…


#5

The photo is from the 1950s but fair play to that Auctioneer for catching the eye :smiley:

He knows how the internet works .


#6

https://mediacache-s3eu.daft.ie/NOlAguufYtxzVM68hIhlqxtDyfh6ZzbgmkVjIGIs2BFtPWRhZnQmbD02MDA=.jpg

That’s the pic and it does capture something of the plight of Roscommon.

Roscommon’s problem in general is that it is in a time-warp of sorts, or maybe a geographical no-man’s land. Driving through the county there’s a distinct sense of leaving civilisation but yet of not being anywhere that’s wild enough to be interesting. It’s west-lite, and puts the mid in Midlands.


#7

You’ve never been to Elphin so! :wink:
That’s the only town where you can still see red number plates.


#8

Elphin.
I’ve never been.
Made the mistake of looking it up.
goelphin.com/index.html

Oh dear…
youtube.com/watch?v=WU1QcxqN … r_embedded


#9

I knew a fella who bought a place for 5000 n elphin grand not so long ago. Sold it probably peak or just before peak of the boom and then sunk a good stack of it into South African property :open_mouth:


#10

Please…Kill…Me

I was in Torshavn,Faroe Islands, last St.Patricks Day. I walked down the Main St, by myself and waved at someone. It was better than that.


#11

I’m not sure how this photo made this page, but this is from the flood of 1986 in Fort Scott, Kansas.