Prize for first person who got why I called this one Barney and Beany (wholly imaginary and virtual prize, but prestigious nonetheless) goes to swordscookie! See first comment below…

These two young entrepreneurs had set out their "stall" in front of St. Catherine’s Church on Thomas Street in Dublin. Said this morning that it would make an old library very happy if these girls could be identified, and we’ve done it! Thanks to the sister of one of them, we now know these are Elizabeth or Lily Collins on the left, and her friend Angela Arnold on the right…

Date: Summer 1969

NLI Ref.: WIL 52[5]

PLUS THIS JUST IN! I found four small but priceless volumes of the Irish Motor Directory and Motorists’ Annual for 1907; 1912-13; 1914-15; 1915-16 in the bowels of Library Towers. These give car and bicycle (motorbike?) registration numbers for the whole of Ireland and owner names and addresses. If any of you have a bit of time on your hands, feel free to seek out our photos with cars where the reg numbers are clearly visible, let me know about them, and I’ll happily check the Directory to see if we can Name That Driver (or at least owner)!