Yet again we have a case of deja vu! We seem to have seen aspects of this estate in the past though not the castle itself. A renaissance style castle set in the North of Ireland must have seemed pretty pretentious to the sober, hard working northern folk?
To all our many supporters and contributors on this Photostream we the three Marys and all at Library towers wish you a very happy St. Patricks Day.
To the Ireland team who take on England in a Grand Slam decider tomorrow we say COME ON IRELAND
Thanks to BeachcomberAustralia
, and Niall McAuley
for quickly identifying that this isn't strictly a castle - but the 19th century Scottish Baronial architecture of Helen's Bay railway station
in County Down. John Spooner
also suggests that, unlike other stereopairs that he's helpfully "3d-ified" this image isn't an entirely true stereo image. Apparently both sides are identical.....
Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton
Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence
Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection
Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883. Certainly after 1863 (construction). Perhaps some time after (ivy?)
NLI Ref: STP_1995
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons