On the bridge below the mountain!

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While this scene is idyllic, the water looks perfect for fishing and that mountain in the background looks ideal for walking, it is the timing that makes this for me. Either Mr. French timed it perfectly to catch the mail coach just as it crossed the bridge or he persuaded the driver to stop long enough for him to get into position. Either way this is an instant favourite for me!

Kudos today for the speed with which sharon.corbet identified and helped us map this to Brickeen Bridge in the Muckross Demesne in County Kerry....

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: between c.1865-1914

NLI Ref: L_ROY_02721

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