The recent scenes from Salthill in Galway are in marked contrast to the beautiful still conditions in this lovely Lawrence image of (allegedly) the same spot. We thought it was perhaps too calm to be the west coast. And indeed today's commenters have provided evidence that, though labelled as "Salthill Hotel, Salthill, Co. Galway
" in our catalogue, this is more likely to be Co. Dublin.
Though confirmed to be the "Salthill Hotel", this image was captured not in County Galway, but in Monkstown, close to Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin. With thanks in particular to AndyBrii
, Niall McAuley
, and RETRO STU
for insights on the location, and sharon.corbet
and O Mac
on the details which helped refine the range by a further 2 decades....
Photographer: Robert French
Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection
Date: Between 1865 - 1914 (but likely before 1894 given that we can't see the treatment plant that was added on/after that date)
NLI Ref: L_CAB_06100
You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons