Hatters Castle in the trees!

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Where: Wicklow, Ireland

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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

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    • 13/Nov/2017 09:20:33

    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

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Nov/2017 09:21:54

    An image pooch at buildingsofireland suggests Glanmore Castle. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Beaten to it!

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    domenico milella

    • 13/Nov/2017 09:39:33

    Congratulation for your beautiful Album.

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    • 13/Nov/2017 09:56:39

    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:...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Nov/2017 10:00:14

    At the DIA we learn that in 1875, there was External cement work. For F. Synge. Not much else to date it...

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    • 13/Nov/2017 14:16:47

    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/

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    • 13/Nov/2017 14:32:45

    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.)

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    • 13/Nov/2017 22:46:16

    Buena serie de fotos antiguas .

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    Niall McAuley

    • 14/Nov/2017 08:06:29

    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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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 14/Nov/2017 12:20:33

    Thanks https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley - Generous as ever :)

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    • 04/Mar/2018 12:32:46

    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.