Where the mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea!

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One can always tell when Mr. French had to get to someplace difficult or awkward, he used the smaller "cabinet" sized camera and slides! This beautiful scene taken on the slopes of Slieve Donard overlooking Newcastle and that beautiful bay must have felt well worth the climb for him as he stood and took in the view!

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914

NLI Ref: L_CAB_05097

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    domenico milella

    • 11/Apr/2018 07:53:36

    Congratulation for tour beautiful Album.

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    • 11/Apr/2018 08:17:32

    Not too far from here I expect: goo.gl/maps/rzdqrJqhN252

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 11/Apr/2018 08:20:33

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/30555923@N08 Thank you for your visits and comments Domenico!

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    • 11/Apr/2018 08:40:29

    It must be the Newcastle River. The stream going past the quarry is too small, and you can't see into Newcastle from it. I guess that would put this just below the ice house, about here: maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V2,736371,829544,10,7

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    • 11/Apr/2018 09:06:49

    Incidentally, a quick check of the lyrics against the 1901 census reveals that the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to Warrenpoint.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 11/Apr/2018 09:28:48

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/8468254@N02 But that is Carlingford Lough not the sea;-)

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    • 11/Apr/2018 10:06:21

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland Sure, but there's not a whole lot rhymes with "lough" unless you mispronounce it.

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    • 11/Apr/2018 10:22:30

    wow. looks like something in the Canadian Rockies.

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    • 11/Apr/2018 10:26:16

    So which version of the 'Mountains of Mourne' is best? I checked several on YouTube, and think Don Maclean's is very fine - youtu.be/y_qBl8wOiX8

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    John A. Coffey

    • 11/Apr/2018 11:31:52

    So I'll wait for the wild rose that's waiting for me Where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the lough.

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    • 11/Apr/2018 17:42:59

    That is a gorgeous scene, and the scene would make a superb painting too.

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    • 11/Apr/2018 21:52:56

    Buenas fotos antiguas

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    Oretani Wildlife (Mike Grimes)

    • 12/Apr/2018 08:21:56

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland Ah yes but Carlingford Lough is a fjord and thus part of the sea.