Glenart 1903. Tower flying Union Jack set in tropical style gardens. Pathway leading towards ivy covered gables.

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Where: Wicklow, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1903

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A lovely tropical scene from the Clonbrock Collection that could be in the West Indies as easily as in the west of Ireland. To make things easy for the weekend we give you , not only the date, but the place as well? Glenart tower, is it still standing?

With confirmation that this is taken from the gardens of Glenart Castle County Wicklow, we are happy to note that this tower is still standing. A nicely framed shot, it's interesting to note that French took several shots from the exact same spot....

Photographers: Dillon Family

Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon

Collection: Clonbrock photographic Collection

Date: 1903

NLI Ref: CLON1073

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 19/Jan/2018 08:00:03

    Preciosa Skyline

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    • 19/Jan/2018 08:55:51

    This seems to be a tower in the Glenart gardens, which is still standing, s. photo in (additional images to

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    John Spooner

    • 19/Jan/2018 09:03:03

    Congratulations to Mr F R Brown, foreman gardener at Glenart in 1903 for:

    (a) cultivating such a beautiful garden and (b) passing his exams
    Wicklow People - Saturday 31 January 1903(Wicklow People - Saturday 31 January 1903)

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    • 19/Jan/2018 09:20:30

    Interesting Red Herring... HMHS Glenart Castle, a British WW1 hospital ship was torpedoed 100 years ago, on 26 February 1918. [[email protected]/8560086846/]

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    • 19/Jan/2018 09:27:39

    Ha! Mr French was there at 14:01 - Ed. And again at 14:10 - Spot the differences!

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    • 19/Jan/2018 10:32:27

    Tipping the servants was not encouraged at Glenart (1907) - ... For instance, Lord Carysfort, who owns some of the best shooting in Ireland, has had a box put up in a hall at Glenart Castle. In this the guests are requested to drop their tips, and the key is kept by the owner of the mansion. ...

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    John Spooner

    • 19/Jan/2018 11:49:18

    [] If you wanted to be invited to a Glenart shooting party, it helped to have a handle to your name. I suspect 'Mr' Bersford is connected to this bunch.Wicklow People - Saturday 28 November 1903(Wicklow People - Saturday 28 November 1903) I see Lord Clonbrook was there on 7th October 1903. I was going to suggest that the rest of the family were there taking photos of the grounds (including today's) while Lord C was adding to the rabbit death toll, but it looks a trifle too summery.

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    • 19/Jan/2018 20:38:37 Namedropper! ;-) Challenge to family tree climbers - how were the good Lords Carysfort and Clonbrook related?

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    domenico milella

    • 20/Jan/2018 08:55:16

    Congratulation for your beautiful Album. Nice Week End.

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    • 26/Jan/2018 19:07:10

    "gardening, grammar and arithmetic" a well-rounded education