'Irish life' paying 'for the jaunt'. One woman and four men, with various hats.

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Where: Meath, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1890

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For Friday we have a Mason shot with some ruins - the ruins of a tower and the ruins of a coat. I have a feeling that, though we may not have met the tower before, did we meet that coat?

While related catalogue entries suggested this was near Killarney, Derangedlemur provides fairly unequivocal evidence (corroborated by modern streetview) that this is taken by the Priory of St John the Baptist at Newtown Bridge, Trim, County Meath. Sharon.corbet points out that it was probably a copy of an earlier Stereo Pair image. And so it may predate the 1890-1910 range of the Mason collection. Clearly restored in the years since, the website of the Trim Chamber suggests that the small tower dominating the middleground was built later than the earlier 13th century Priory structures:
  The small tower, which stands alone, a little to the south of the tower-house, originally protected the corner of a defensive enclosure built around the priory in the 15th or the 16th centuries

(The website doesn't say how old the man's coat is.... :) )

Collection: Mason Photographic Collection

Date: ca. 1890-1910

NLI Ref: M57/35

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    • 11/Mar/2016 08:45:26

    Looks to me like it's originally an STP that Mason used. (See also Want a car, yer honner?.)

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    Ali Gardener

    • 11/Mar/2016 08:59:28

    Impressive face (expression).

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    • 11/Mar/2016 09:43:56

    Outside Trim. I photographed it a couple of months ago when I was looking for the Labourer's Cottages, which are adjacent in the catalogue. maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V2,681603,756813,11,9

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    • 11/Mar/2016 09:44:31

    www.flickr.com/photos/8468254@N02/23299329663/in/datepost... I didn't bother avoiding the lamp post as I only took it to confirm the location of this image.

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    • 11/Mar/2016 10:04:59

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/8468254@N02 Wow....spot-on !

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    Niall McAuley

    • 11/Mar/2016 10:42:25

    Well done that lemur! Streetview. Naughtly nli catalogue, pretending this was Killarney!

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    • 11/Mar/2016 10:53:48

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Does it say Killarney in the catalogue? I didn't see that anywhere. Edit: Ah - you mean in Sharon's link.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 11/Mar/2016 11:05:38

    The turret has been restored since the Mason shot...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 11/Mar/2016 11:11:40

    Priory Of St. John The Baptist In Trim County Meath [Ireland]

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    • 11/Mar/2016 14:10:01

    There's another one near it in the catalogue of a romanesque arcade that's in Roscrea catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000543528, www.flickr.com/photos/23885771@N03/13379938194, but looks quite like Aghadoe (or also like Cashel). I think someone must have seen the two of them and thought the tower was Aghadoe round tower, hence the Kerry mislabelling.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 11/Mar/2016 21:14:21

    Brilliant!! Thanks again all - especially https://www.flickr.com/photos/8468254@N02. While we are none the wiser at what is holding that chap's coat threads together (perhaps pure willpower), it's fantastic to be able to ring the "location identified" klaxon with gusto this evening. Have a great weekend all....

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    O Mac

    • 12/Mar/2016 00:31:14

    Re: whats 'holding that chap's coat threads together'?? Maybe answer is here. They didn't go too far ........ just over the bridge

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    • 12/Mar/2016 09:04:40

    A stitch in time saves nine!

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    • 13/Mar/2016 19:58:25

    Buenas fotos antiguas .