The cataloguer may not have had the benefit of super zoomability as we do, and so perhaps did not highlight the castle nestling among the trees. At first viewing I thought that this might confound us, but that huge keep may make this easier than expected. Where is it and is it still standing?
was quick to confirm the location of this shot. It was undoubtedly taken from the garden of Rockmount House looking eastwards towards Castle Howard
in County Wicklow. Both residences are located in the Vale of Avoca
, close to the "meeting of the waters" on the Avonbeg river. It seems that both are, indeed, still standing. If the lawn or Rockmount House is still set up for tennis, one imagines it didn't get much use during the unprecendented March snow this week.....
Photographer: Fergus O’Connor
Collection: Fergus O’Connor Collection
Date: No date for image. O'Connor images sometimes c.1890-1915
NLI Ref: OCO 45
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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