Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
This is likely the Kilmacthomas Viaduct
(PS: it isn't, see below)
OSI map: maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V2,639311,606371,11,9
Photo in 2013:
There is a viaduct near Stradbally, Co. Waterford named Durrow viaduct, but it's smaller:
OSI map: maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V2,633910,598794,12,9
According to www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?county=WA&r...:
Mahon Railway Viaduct, Kilmacthomas, County Waterford
Eight-arch rubble stone railway viaduct over road, mill race and river, opened 1878, on a shallow curved plan. Closed, 1982.
Streetview 2009: www.google.com/maps/place/52%C2%B012'24.5%22N+7%C2%B025'2...
I don't think it is the Durrow viaduct or the Kilmacthomas viaduct... note the smaller arch at the left-hand side of the photo (behind the cottage) and the location of the cottage itself...
I think it is the Ballyvoyle Viaduct which was destroyed in August 1922 and later replaced by a newer structure.
Here's the old Ballyvoyle viaduct:
Streetview (showing newer structure):
Google maps seems to label this as the Durrow Viaduct, but for clarity refer to the 25" map - the Durrow Viaduct lies to the north of the Ballyvoyle Tunnel, while the Ballyvoyle Viaduct lies to the south of the tunnel - thus this image depicts the Ballyvoyle Viaduct before it was destroyed in 1922.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/66311327@N05 https://www.flickr.com/photos/139877639@N08 Thank you, you make good arguments, the one thing for sure is we are not in County Laois!
We cant seem to get away from the Civil War this week.
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/139877639@N08] Yes I vote for Ballyvoyle. Rebuilt with concrete piers and iron trestle in 1924 - www.wsvrailway.ie/thetroubles.shtml . Looks like the small arch at left might still be there ??
The link below is to an O'Dea photo of the Ballyvoyle Viaduct - after rebuilding?
Yes NLI - The O'Dea photo is the new viaduct - here it is under construction:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia https://www.flickr.com/photos/139877639@N08 https://www.flickr.com/photos/66311327@N05 I am convinced by the Ballyvoyle Viaduct story.
So viaduct is the only word which is correct in our catalogue description!
Added to our no longer standing album.
Well... the 'Co.' abbreviation for County can stay too!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/139877639@N08 I agree - the cottage points to Ballyvoyle
https://www.flickr.com/photos/139877639@N08 Funny, very funny.
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This looks very much like the Ballyvoyle Viaduct blown up by the I.R.A in 1922 and replaced with an iron structure. This is now part of the wonderful Waterford Greenway and is almost at the sea at the very eastern end of Dungarvan Bay. Further back is the Ballyvovle Tunnel and cut out, both of which are stunningly beautiful. Further back the line a few kilometres is the old Durrow Station which is in the parish of Stradbally, Co Waterford, very often confused with Stradbally Co Laois. Kilmacthomas Viaduct spans the Mahon River and is very much still in place, it is a superb structure and is now also part of the Waterford Greenway.
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/liamcheasty/] I hope to walk at least a little of the Greenway in December and with any luck the weather will behave.
The Greenway has a Flickr account with some nice photos for anyone interested
Thanks all for the contributions! We've updated the description to try and capture the consensus and inputs today. Have added the image to our "Possible Catalogue Correction" tag - although must admit to not being brave enough just yet to update the mapping coordinates :)
Courage NLI, courage! It has to be the Ballyvoyle Viaduct! Compare your image with the OSI 25" map - note the cottage in the photo with the triangular field to the right of it. Now see the field boundary nearest the camera - it is actually not one wall, but two parallel walls which define a narrow lane. Then look at the two walls dropping down from the lane wall towards the bottom-right corner of the image. All are visible on the map - the cottage with the outhouse at the gable (just above the acreage numerals ".591"), the triangular field to the right of it, the laneway to the right of that, and the two walls leading down a steep slope to the right of the lane.
Here's the map:
I'd suggest the photo was taken from the road to the west of Ballyvoyle New Bridge - roughly where "BM 140.5" is written.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/139877639@N08 Hello Rory, I think you are relatively new around here? and you are most welcome.
We hear what you are saying and I (Morning Mary) will have a word with Evening Mary (normally the most courageous of all the Marys) and ask her to reconsider her position (pardon the pun) in light of your previous comment.
All good things come to those who wait!
Ps - we would love to hear your comments on some of our other photos.
Thanks https://www.flickr.com/photos/139877639@N08! That's exactly what I was hoping for - a punchy and convincing summary of the evidence for Ballyvoyle. I've updated the map based on your helpful synopsis of the evidence (rather than - say - the idea of a scolding word from my colleague :) ) Thanks again!
Thanks Evening Mary!