Young England's Floral Alphabet

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When: 01 January 1884

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We met Edith (1878-1964) and Ethel Dillon (1880-1978) a while back. This photo was taken about a year later outside the Photograph House at Clonbrock Estate, Ahascragh, Co. Galway, as the girls learned their letters with (thankfully for us) a remarkably clear set of blocks from Young England's Floral Alphabet...

Photographer: A member of the Dillon Family

Date: Circa 1884

NLI Ref.: CLON66A

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
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    Niall McAuley

    • 21/Nov/2013 10:02:57

    ancestry dot com suggests Ethel lived until 1978! Not sure where they sourced that.

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    derangedlemur

    • 21/Nov/2013 10:05:47

    P appears to be for Pansy.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 21/Nov/2013 10:09:36

    Could be something in the Births, marriages and Deaths column of the Irish Times, November 23rd 1978 (page 24 or 30).

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    Niall McAuley

    • 21/Nov/2013 10:11:19

    L is for Lily

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    derangedlemur

    • 21/Nov/2013 10:12:33

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] are you sure? L is for some 4 letter word but neither the word nor the plant looks much like a lily. Edit: Though according to wikipedia, the only other 4-letter garden plants beginning with L are Leea and Luma, neither of which look remotely like that (being bushes), so I guess it must be Lily.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 21/Nov/2013 12:05:56

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] It's Lily of the Valley.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 21/Nov/2013 12:21:41

    I can't recall if we mapped the Photograph House before, but just in case, this is it on the OS 25".

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    Niall McAuley

    • 21/Nov/2013 12:28:49

    Their mother, Augusta Caroline: August 5, 1873

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 21/Nov/2013 12:36:03

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] You're absolutely right! From the Irish Times of Thursday, 23 November 1978:

    DILLON November 21, 1978 (peacefully), at Our Lady's Nursing Home, Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford, Hon. Ethel Louisa, in her 99th year. Funeral tomorrow (Friday), arriving at Ahascragh Church at 3 o'c.

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    Wali24

    • 25/Nov/2013 18:00:27

    I have strange feeling to see the picture of kids that passed away also after their useful lives.

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    jasvirsehmbi

    • 15/Dec/2013 21:51:44

    Nice pic

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    O Mac

    • 26/Jul/2015 22:39:02

    The girls were playing under the left hand window. This is the back of the house facing south. www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/19846494938/in/datepos...

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 28/Jul/2015 19:16:54

    Great [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] - thanks!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 25/Jan/2016 17:09:40

    W seems to be for Water Lily - running out of imagination near the end of the alphabet!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 25/Jan/2016 17:10:30

    Is A for Azalea?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 25/Jan/2016 17:10:59

    B could be Bluebell

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 18/Apr/2017 07:24:39

    I have just added this photo to our 50,000+ Views Album. [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/sets/72157651136879037]