Chakram and Chintz

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When: 01 January 1895

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Not being entirely accurate here, as I don't think a Chakram (Indian throwing weapon) is actually among the array of lethal weapons here, but when I saw the Chintzy soft furnishings, it seemed like a snappy title!

This is the Hall at Florence Court in Enniskillen. In comparison with the Hall at Powerscourt House where we visited recently, there're far fewer mounted heads but here we have a hair-raising array of weaponry that we just haven't come across before. It would be excellent to get accurate names for some of them...

Photographer: Almost certainly Robert French of Lawrence Photographic Studios, Dublin

Date: 1890s??

NLI Ref.: L_CAB_01910

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    DannyM8

    • 18/Dec/2013 09:17:01

    maps.google.ie/maps?q=Florence+Court,+Enniskillen,+United... Street View

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 18/Dec/2013 09:20:16

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Thank you, Danny! Stand by for a fourth image this morning - think you might like it...

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    DannyM8

    • 18/Dec/2013 09:20:25

    Florence Court was the seat of the Earls of Enniskillen before the National Trust acquired it in 1953, shortly before a devastating fire destroyed the upper floors of the house. Extensive restoration efforts have since returned Florence Court to much of its former glory, although some rooms on the upper floors remain closed. The house is best known for its exquisite Rococo decoration and fine Irish furniture. Many original items of furniture, previously sold, have been re-acquired and returned. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Court

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    DannyM8

    • 18/Dec/2013 09:21:26

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] I will wait like a 6 year old waiting for Santa!

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    John Spooner

    • 18/Dec/2013 09:28:13

    They did enjoy their manly sports killing sprees at Florence Court. Belfast News-letter September 2nd, 1828, quoting the Erne Packet

    ENNISKILLEN, AUG 28. - The Earl of Enniskillen has his hospitable mansion at Frorence-Court filled with his numerous friends and relatives, where all kinds of manly sports and amusements are going forward. Grousing in the highest perfection - his Lordship's sons and nephews, headed by other veteran sportsmen; kill their stint, viz;- ten brace a gun each day. His Lordship's brother-in-law, the Honourable Berkley Paget, and othe Gentlemen, prefer fishing occasionally. While gaiety and good humour crown the evenings; each party terenstrial and aquatic, joyously proclaim the fetes and adventures of the day. - Erne Packet.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 18/Dec/2013 09:34:51

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] With mince pies and a glass of milk/stout/whiskey, and some carrots!

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    DannyM8

    • 18/Dec/2013 09:35:59

    www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002331235/ only a small staff there in 1901

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    Niall McAuley

    • 18/Dec/2013 09:56:13

    The arch has been opened since.

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    John Spooner

    • 18/Dec/2013 10:02:05

    The knives on mounted horizontally on either side of the doorway look to my untrained eye like Nepalese kukris, as used by the Gurkhas.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 18/Dec/2013 10:15:10

    Florence Court at the DIA.

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    Reconstructing Light

    • 29/Jan/2014 08:00:44

    Is this the new office for The National Library of Ireland on the Commons? Wow! Impressive. Carol, have a great time with your new direction. The work and comments you have posted here is dearly appreciated by the folks who visit this photostream! Good luck...............and enjoy!