Drimnagh Castle

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Where: 8 R110, Walkinstown, Dublin, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1900

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Staying with the Mason collection we moved a lot closer to Library Towers today. Though the catalogue entry meant we knew what and where today's image subject was, we thought that the community might find something interesting on the history of Drimnagh Castle.

As usual, members like sharon.corbet and Niall McAuley gave us extra insights into the history of the castle - as Sharon put it, both before and after Mason took this photo....

Photographer: Thomas H. Mason

Collection: The Mason Photographic Collection

Date: ca. 1890-1910

NLI Ref: M14/2

You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    Niall McAuley

    • 31/Jul/2015 07:52:19

    OSI 25" map link. Bing aerial view History at the NIAH

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    Niall McAuley

    • 31/Jul/2015 08:00:48

    Highlights from that NIAH page: built c.1400... Partly rebuilt and renovated c.1985... Drimnagh Castle was occupied to 1954, making it one of the oldest occupied buildings in the country... www.drimnaghcastle.org/

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    sharon.corbet

    • 31/Jul/2015 08:01:49

    Wiki article including the history of the castle, both before and after this photo.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 31/Jul/2015 08:02:52

    Here are the Hatches in the 1901 census, who were the last family to live in the castle.

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    swordscookie back and trying to catch up!

    • 31/Jul/2015 08:29:08

    The Hatches of Hatch Street????

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    Wendy:

    • 31/Jul/2015 08:45:41

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] thanks for the link-looks like worth a visit!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 31/Jul/2015 09:13:57

    I do not like the Flickr mapping system.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 31/Jul/2015 09:22:15

    Saga of Barnewall family tombstone. The Barnewalls were earlier inhabitants of the castle.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 31/Jul/2015 09:59:14

    There are 2 drawings of the Castle in the NLI from 1760, one with sheep and the other "taken from the top of a coach".

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    swordscookie back and trying to catch up!

    • 31/Jul/2015 10:12:46

    The answer to my own question is that Hatch Street was not named after this family but after an earlier, 1759 John Hatch, who rented site on that street from the Leeson family! So that's a dead end:-(

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 31/Jul/2015 12:15:56

    Another angle to Drimnagh Castle is the past pupils of the Primary and Secondary schools. The former Dublin, Ireland and Manchester United great Kevin Moran is a past pupil as is Niall Quinn of Dublin (hurlers), Ireland, Arsenal and Sunderland fame. I worked with several people who were former pupils and there was a great sense of esprit de corps among them, more so that people from many other more famous schools!!!

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    Myrtille T.

    • 02/Aug/2015 18:04:37

    It s pretty Beautiful ! Myrtille

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 03/Aug/2015 15:27:00

    I have just added "Winch, Workwear, Weird Object" to our 50,000+ Views Album www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/9072803909/in/photolist-a... [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/sets/72157651136879037]