From matters locomotive to matters firmly fixed to the ground for Towering Tuesday. This is "Been's Pillar, Liscannor" according to the catalogue, but I admit that I don't remember seeing it there in my many visits...
... and so it seems while the location is broadly correct, the label isn't 100%. With thanks to derangedlemur
, we learned today that this is O'Brien's Pillar
by Bridget's Well near Liscannor, County Clare. Built in the 1850s, it is a memorial to Cornelius O'Brien (1782-1857)
, who - amongst other things - had a hand in the tourism development of the nearby Cliffs of Moher. For example, the also eponymous O'Brien's viewing tower
at the cliffs.
Will have to pay a little more attention the next time passing on the road from Lahinch to the cliffs...
Collection: Mason Photographic Collection
Date: Circa 1890 - 1910
NLI Ref: M40/22
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