Cushendall County Antrim

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A very Happy St. Brigids day to you all! This, the feast day of Irelands female deity/saint is the herald of Spring and a day for women to celebrate. Labelled in the catalogue as "Antrim, possibly County Glen village, Co. Antrim", we begin the week with a stereo-pairs shot showing a village from on high - possibly with a canal nearby(?)

With thanks to today's commenters, we have confirmation that this is indeed County Antrim, and the village of Cushendall. The village was renamed by an 18th and 19th century estate to Newtown Glens, but later reverted to Cushendall - this may perhaps explain the unusual name applied to the image in our catalogue...

Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton

Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence

Collection: The Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection

Date: between ca. 1860-1883

NLI Ref: STP_0477

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    Niall McAuley

    • 01/Feb/2016 09:09:00

    I think that is a railway, not a canal...

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    O Mac

    • 01/Feb/2016 09:12:48

    Cushendall Co Antrim That's Curfew Tower in the square... Built 1817

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    Niall McAuley

    • 01/Feb/2016 09:38:19

    [] Well done! Not a railway or a canal, then - just a straight road. The railway did not extend to Cushendall.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 01/Feb/2016 09:46:07

    I think I see Glenville House on the hill behind. Can't find a date for it yet... "Late Georgian" - no help.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 01/Feb/2016 10:01:14

    Ha ha! Curfew Tower at the DIA: Tall, square, tapering turret at crossroads, only a few feet in diameter, erected by Francis Turnly 'as a place of confinement for idlers and rioters'

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    • 01/Feb/2016 10:24:06

    The Curfew Tower looks like wonderful building - Droneview!! October 2015 -

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    • 01/Feb/2016 12:16:08

    Is County Glen Village a spellchecker concoction or is there such a place? Cushendall sounds more like it but where did the NLI (not the Marys or Carols) come up with County Glen village???

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 01/Feb/2016 19:18:11

    With thanks to everyone, we've updated the description, map and tags based on today's input. We have just added the above photo to our very exclusive 100,000+ Views Album - This is the 12th entry in the album. Check out our most viewed photos below.