George's Hill Presentation Convent, Dublin City, Co. Dublin

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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 and sharon.corbet 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

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    • 19/Jan/2016 08:54:23

    View from the other direction:

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    • 19/Jan/2016 09:16:57

    An article from 1894 celebrating the convents 100th anniversary.

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    • 19/Jan/2016 09:21:32

    OSI Map

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    • 19/Jan/2016 09:22:59

    The GoogleSatelliteView shows that They paved paradise, and put up a parking lot ... (thanks Joni)

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    • 19/Jan/2016 09:31:53

    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.

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    • 19/Jan/2016 09:34:26

    Front view of the convent (with the cross over the gate) and school (the brick building).

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    • 19/Jan/2016 10:39:39

    Does anyone recognize the tree? Thinking it might be a crab apple ...

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    • 19/Jan/2016 11:44:54 The leaves are a bit small. Acacia, maybe.

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    O Mac

    • 19/Jan/2016 12:05:19

    [] There's a tree with a similar leaf still there. Maybe Rohan?....

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    • 19/Jan/2016 21:07:44

    [[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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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 19/Jan/2016 23:17:51

    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....."