"Galway by Edward" is actually Warwick Castle, England

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Where: 45 Mill St, Warwick CV34 4HB, UK

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When: 01 January 1900

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From the urban and exotic Turkish Baths in Dublin, to a verdant country scene for todays shot. This image, labelled as possibly being in County Galway, is from the the Clonbrock collection and features a beautiful scene of rural bliss!

With thanks in particular to Rory_Sherlock we now know that this is actually Warwick Castle in the UK. The community offers a more recent Streeview/PhotoSphere from a similar angle.

While the "Galway" part of the label may be incorrect, the photographer may still well have been "Edward". If so, the Edward in question may have been Robert Edward Dillon (1869-1926) brother to Georgiana, Edith, and Ethel - some of whom are likely pictured (if well camoflaged in the foliage). Or, as sharon.corbet notes, the Edward in question could have been Edward "Ned" Crofton (uncle to the ladies believed pictured)...


Photographers: Dillon Family

Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon

Collection: Clonbrock photographic Collection

Date: Circa 1900

NLI Ref: CLON1032

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
Source: Flickr Commons
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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 25/Oct/2016 07:36:13

    Ooo! There are people; I didn't see them at first.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 25/Oct/2016 07:38:49

    I bet it is Ashford Castle, Mayo. ;-)

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 25/Oct/2016 07:39:12

    How much????

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 25/Oct/2016 07:52:03

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] A virtual sticky bun !

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    Niall McAuley

    • 25/Oct/2016 07:53:42

    I don't think so... Those gothic arched windows with roses look religious to me - an abbey, convent etc? I don't think Ashford is that high above the water, either.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 25/Oct/2016 08:28:53

    My immediate reaction would be Kylemore Abbey.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 25/Oct/2016 08:43:01

    That long, flat wall is not familiar. Most of these pseudo-castles like Kylemore and Ashford are all fiddly towers and fake turrets.

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    Rory_Sherlock

    • 25/Oct/2016 08:52:12

    That's Warwick Castle in England

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    Niall McAuley

    • 25/Oct/2016 08:58:01

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Excellent! Streetview, slightly different angle. I visited Warwick once, on a school tour, so shame on me for not recognizing it.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 25/Oct/2016 09:03:10

    There are a couple of shots of Warwick (not the castle, the town) in the archive from the Clonbrock collection.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 25/Oct/2016 09:07:48

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Well that explains why I couldn't find it in Galway :) [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] I was there fairly recently myself. (I was going to say a couple of years ago, but then realised it was almost 9...)

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    sharon.corbet

    • 25/Oct/2016 09:11:35

    Wait, isn't that the mill house where there was a hydroelectric power station? video about it.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 25/Oct/2016 09:12:58

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] DRAT ! Here you are ... [https://www.flickr.com/photos/roboppy/9632199/]

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    sharon.corbet

    • 25/Oct/2016 09:31:13

    Windows on Warwickshire has a mini-site on the Castle and who was living there around 1900, including the boatman/mill operator.

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    O Mac

    • 25/Oct/2016 09:43:33

    I think that's Ethel Dillon......with black coat and hat catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000522477

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 25/Oct/2016 09:52:24

    Excellent [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]]! Well spotted. Thanks [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia]. That looks virtually tasty. (I think... :) )

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    RETRO STU

    • 25/Oct/2016 11:45:12

    The two ladies blend in with the scenery, well camouflaged.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 25/Oct/2016 23:43:08

    Excellent stuff as usual all. Have attempted to capture and summarise in the description, map, tags, etc!

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    sharon.corbet

    • 26/Oct/2016 09:21:13

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] The "Edward" may also be Edward Crofton, Lady Clonbrock's brother.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 26/Oct/2016 11:34:55

    Indeed [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] it absolutely could be. I had considered Edward Crofton also (he's perhaps just as likely as the younger Edward). The only reason I didn't include him as the "possible Edward" because he is more often described informally in notes as just "Ned" or indeed as "Uncle Ned". He could definitely however have been on this trip and taken those photos. He didn't pass away until 1912. I will update the description to account for it....

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    WildBill#

    • 07/Mar/2017 13:33:07

    A beautiful place to visit