Roundwood as none of us will have seen it. Irelands highest village looks like a tiny hamlet dominated by a fine stone church with maidens dancing at the crossroads (sorry, I got a bit carried away there)! Children in pinnies, a sunhat on display and a soft misty fog on the mountains, Ireland as we dream of it.
Given that subject and location are clear, the main discussion today was on date. The general consensus (based on businesses and buildings visible) is that we are likely closer to the first half of the catalogue range (c.1880s) than to the upper bound (c.1900). Interestingly, BeachcomberAustralia
highlights that this very picture hangs in the lounge
of the (now very smartly rennovated
) building on the right hand side of the street. Where they have dated it c.1890....
Photographer: Robert French
Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection
Date: Catalogue range c.1880-1900. Likely early in range c.1880s
NLI Ref: L_ROY_00522
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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