Staying down in 'yellowbelly country' once again, but this time the tourist attraction that is Courtown rather than the thriving port of Wexford. This is a beautiful image with great clarity showing the natural and man made attractions of Courtown. The beautiful beach backed by the golden sand dunes, the lovely harbour and the sun shining down. What more could you ask?
Photographer: Robert French
Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection
NLI Ref: L_ROY_09929
You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
That looks beachcombable! Behind and up from this streetview - goo.gl/maps/FwUYCSg18dR2
We have been down below before - https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/10666533056/
To quote Niall from yesterday, I'm getting deja vu again..
The left wharf lamp, bollards and chain are not there on the No. 2 Dredger photo. Mr French must have visited several times, as usual. But when ... ?! Ed. Wrong! The bollards and chain are there.
We agreed #2 Dredger was 1906-1914. This is certainly before 1914, both because the entire collection is and because this 1914 dance hall is not seen (looks like a handball alley here).
Last time the NIAH made me think a missing water hydrant dated 1904 was important, but that record has been revised to say "extant 1921". Perhaps they are reading us!
The DIA has an entry dated ca 1910:: Scheme for improvement, for Wexford County Council. Estimated cost £18,700., but the reference is to a candidates Feb 1914 election circular, so again 1914 is the hard date.
Sometimes Flickr is amazing - in 2011 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/fingalfotos/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/fingalfotos/6095993400/
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] Niall, here is your water hydrant - www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/16930872845/
And for NLI Mary who loves a song - ♬ The Courtown Harbour Jig ♬ - youtu.be/E9D0e_aIqAM
It has a lot more trees these days. It's almost a jungle around the rivers these days. A truly lovely place.
National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Thanks all. Not having "summered" in Wexford, I'm not that familiar with Courtown, but presumably the buildings to the left and right of the ivy-covered building (and soon to be dance hall) were/are hotels? The Bayview Hotel and Taravie Hotel? From what I've read, the former was threatened with demolition in recent years (perhaps unsurprising given how it looks in the 2009 StreetView) - anyone know it's fate?
Dún Laoghaire Micheál
Taravie is there! The further most building - facing East to the sea and North to an (obscured) road. When I holidayed there as a youth, the story was that it was originally called Taraview as it looked out towards nearby Tara Hill. But the "w" somehow got lost and was never replaced. My mother recalled visiting as a child and being supplied with candles when heading to her room. It was owned by the Redmond family who also ran the Ballroom a little inland of this picture.
Dún Laoghaire Micheál
A Mrs Wrixon was the manager there in late 60s early 70s.
Interesting composition, nice shot
The Manic Macrographer
Congratulations on Explore for this stunning capture.
Sehr schönes Foto.
Look at that view counter go!
Matias Ezequiel Pascualini
Congrats on Explore!!