From the Rocky Road to Glencar to the "golden sands" of Wicklow today. A glorious summer scene with a broad strand dotted with occasional seasonal visitors. I suspect that modern transport has made this a lot busier on sunny days today?
Sunny or not, there's no evidence of active bathing in the shot, which - per today's discussion - is expected to be at the very latter end of the given catalogue range. Thanks especially to O Mac
, Niall McAuley
for helping date and locate this French image...
Photographer: Robert French
Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection
Date: Catalogued as 1865-1914, but likely early 20th C
NLI Ref: L_CAB_07117
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons