The day after Galway win the All Ireland, it seems appropriate that we should at least view an image from the Galway-based photographers of the Clonbrock Collection This amazing shot may be the Crystal Palace in London, or is it some other version/homage to the Taj Mahal in India? Can we answer this question?
And the overwhelming consensus is that the answer is neither London nor India, but Herbert Park in Dublin. When the park (and this 'Grand Central Palace' building) hosted the 1907 Irish International Exhibition
. It's an exhibition we've visited before
. Whether the Dillon's came on an organised excursion
, or brought back any wares
is a question for another day.....
Photographers: Dillon Family
Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon
Collection: Clonbrock photographic Collection
Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1930. Likely c.1907
NLI Ref: CLON551
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