Another angle on the Square, Fermoy with our backs to the River Blackwater. We have seen this square before but usually looking out across the bridge. It is surprising to see how dominated the town is by the convent and church buildings on the heights.
With thanks to today's contributors, though we've visited the square before, we learned a little more about the history of the Loreto Convent
in the background, and the businesses on Queen's Square in the foreground. Appreciation is due in particular to Niall McAuley
for his investigations that allow us to narrow the 50 year catalogue range (1860s-1910s) to a decade or so (1880s-1890s)...
Photographer: Robert French
Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection
Date: Catalogue range ca.1865-1914. Refined to ca.1884-1893 per comments below.
NLI Ref: L_CAB_04039
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