The original title of this Stereo Pairs image is "Long shot over trees, mountain in background, Co. Wicklow" and it is a long shot and a glimpse rather than a full view of a castellated house. No doubt if the house is not identified the hill/mountain in the background will?
Almost simultaneously, Rory_Sherlock
and Niall McAuley
identified this as Glanmore Castle near Ashford in County Wicklow. Originally owned by the Syne family through many generations (including John Millington Synge
's own immediate family), the castle has since been redeveloped as separate dwellings - some of which have apparently been "on the market
" in recent years....
Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton
Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence
Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection
Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883
NLI Ref: STP_0875
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
I'd say that's Glanmore Castle near Ashford www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&... maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V2,724771,698334,11,9
An image pooch at buildingsofireland suggests Glanmore Castle. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Beaten to it!
Congratulation for your beautiful Album.
The place was the family home of John Millington Synge (1871 - 1909) - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Millington_Synge And there is an old etching up in Library Towers - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000035521/Image?lookfor=http:...
At the DIA we learn that in 1875, there was External cement work. For F. Synge. Not much else to date it...
Only a kilometer or so from the previous (~1875) Devil's Glen Waterfall image. Also from Stereo Pairs Collection. Though the sequence numbers are "far apart", is it possible they were taken around the same time? www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/5832327375/
FYI - As per the NIAH entry, the castle was sub-divided into 4 terraced houses in the 20th century. One (or two?) of which was up-for-sale in recent years. (Making exciting property pr0n. But heart-stopping mortgage payments.)
Buena serie de fotos antiguas .
In case any budding flickroonies want to know how I identified this one (not speaking for https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] ): Head for google, and do a filtered search by typing site:buildingsofireland.ie wicklow castle, hit enter, and then select Images. A recognizable shot is in the first 30 or so. Sometimes using an architectural term works better, e.g. an Image search for site:buildingsofireland.ie wicklow castlellated shows this as the 5th hit.
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Thanks https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley - Generous as ever :)
The mountain on the left behind the house is Carrick Mountain beside Glenealy. Its distinctive profile would also have been a good clue as to the location.