This idyllic rural scene taken from a great height is an unusual one from the Poole Collection. Describing it as an estate seems a bit grand as it looks more like a farm or small holding but where is it?
I expected that it would take a while to identify this location and as usual I am surprised at the ease at which the discoveries around here are made.
tells us that the photo was taken from Graignagower looking across to Knockatrellane and links us to the OSI map which identifies the building as a Smithy. Niall McAuley
then links us to the streetview which confirms that we are talking about the correct location.
further informs us that the Parish is Knockatrellane, and in 1911, there was exactly one blacksmith in the parish: John Farrell, John and Johanna were there in 1901 as well. I think it is a fair bet that the person at the door is either John or Johanna.
I am waiting on the name of the Dog.
Excellent work today, well done all.
Photographer: A. H. Poole
Collection: Poole Photographic Studio
Date: ca. 17 January 1906
NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0516a
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons