Mohill Railway Station Leitrim Then and Now

I have Google alerts set to alert me whenever Mohill or Leitrim is in the news and one came in last week for old photos of Mohill Railway station for sale on eBay by an Australian seller of all things! The auctions were fairly high quality old photos from about 1950 looking from both ends of Mohill at the old railway station. All photos were from about the 1950s.

I loaded them on my phone and went out one fine day (it’s only around the corner from where I live) to take some modern day photos from as close to the old photo angles as possible.

I went back to the office and loaded each set of then and now photos in Photoshop and aligned them best I could before masking out certain sections to merge then and now versions in some meaningful way. Finally I added some adjustment layers above everything to improve levels, colour and contrast..

The Old Photos:

The New Photos:

The Results:

Poll: Why Can’t The Home Nations Play Football!?

After Ireland’s 4:0 defeat to Spain last night and the seemingly huge gulf in class between the sides, I got thinking about why it might be that teams from these parts, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England don’t seem to have the skill or comfort on the ball that nearly all other continental and Eastern European teams seem to have. After all, the game was invented around here wasn’t it!?

How hard can it be to pass the ball around? We’re all small countries so player base/pool is small but what’s England’s excuse!? Give your opinion below: