This oasis of peace and learning lies in the heart of old Viking Dublin. Surrounded by hospitals and artisan dwellings it provided education for generations of girls.
While the subject was relatively clear, with thanks to B-59
in particularly we've been able to accurately reflect the location on the map - and possibly refine the 5 decade range to perhaps a decade or so...
Photographer: Robert French
Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection
Date: between ca. 1865-1914 (possibly 1906-1914)
NLI Ref: L_ROY_09635
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
View from the other direction: goo.gl/maps/Td6McdFp1g12
An article from 1894 celebrating the convents 100th anniversary.
The GoogleSatelliteView shows that They paved paradise, and put up a parking lot ... (thanks Joni)
Based on the description here, I think it's from after 1906. All 4 gables of the school are present, the second pair being built in 1906.. See also the DIA article.
Front view of the convent (with the cross over the gate) and school (the brick building).
Does anyone recognize the tree? Thinking it might be a crab apple ...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia The leaves are a bit small. Acacia, maybe.
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] There's a tree with a similar leaf still there. Maybe Rohan?....
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] - Turn around and look the other way from that tree, and we see the fruit markets - which my Mrs impressed me the other night by immediately recognising (masquerading as "Amiens Street Station") in RTÉ's Rebellion series the other night....
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Thanks all! Never ceases to amaze how we go from naming dates and locations to naming trees :) "I can name that tree in 5 leaves....."