A timeless water and landscape scene from the Eason Collection today. We know where it is but what does it look like today I wonder? I must admit that my visits to Donegal have been few and far between, I must rectify that!
It transpires that we did not in fact know where it was. This is Lough Beagh not Lough Neagh as per our Catalogue. Thanks to BeachcomberAustralia, sam2cents
and O Mac
for their comments.
Lough Beagh does look very good on the ORTHO 2005 Photograph
from our friends at Ordinance Survey Ireland (where would we be without them). Ortho rectified photographs are far more than just images taken from a satellite in space. Captured digitally orthophotography is corrected to allow for slopes and other distortions so that it corresponds exactly to large scale mapping, providing high levels of accuracy
Collection: Eason Photographic Collection
Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939
NLI Ref: EAS_1045
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
Lough Beagh .....Taken from here abouts
The wiki article has a similar 'now' view - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lough_Beagh
Glenveagh Castle (middle left, see note) built 1873. Interesting and tragic history of Captain John Adair and his tenants - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenveagh_Castle "It is said that a curse was placed on the castle due to the cruel evictions which resulted in none of the subsequent owners to bear any heirs to the family name." "Hollywood stars such as: Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Charlie Chaplin and Greta Garbo vacationed at the castle whilst McIlhenny owned it."
Some Trove cuttings - 1861 The Adair Evictions in Glenveagh - trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/115762128 1861 The Doom of Glenveagh - John Mitchel writing strong stuff in the Irish American - trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/115761417 1902 Visit by Lords Brassey and Kitchener - trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/212500051 1908 Violent gale overturns a train nearby - trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/133963648
I agree with the description. Beautifully wild and a little forbidden-looking.