"Institutional style building in an unknown location" is a convent in Bantry

Download this image

More from this collection

Related by Where

Research Help!

Where: Cork, Ireland

Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.

When: 01 January 1900

Try to find the date or year when this image was made.
We continue with Mr Fergus O'Connor today. I notice that there is a little photoshopping going on, see mid-right of the photo via Megazoom (TM). The lad sitting on the wall immediately reminded me of Dennis the Menace. Anyone else? I am hoping this one will stretch your investigation talents, but being a realist I expect identification within minutes of posting! Is that a graveyard to the far right of the photo?

And our trust in the investigative skills was not misplaced. The eagle-eyes and sharp wits of Niall McAuley quickly identified this as the Sisters of Mercy Convent and school in Bantry, County Cork. Niall also suggests a plausible date of 1900-1905ish (given that the various wings and additions of the complex were added on over time).....


Photographer: Fergus O’Connor

Collection: Fergus O’Connor Collection

Date: Perhaps c.1900-1905 (buildings)

NLI Ref: OCO 272

You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie

Info:

Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
Views: 15136
ferguso’connor ferguso’connorcollection glassnegative nationallibraryofireland sistersofmercy convent bantry countycork locationidentified laundry vegetablepatch greatdrying cemetery theconvent sistersofmercyconvent knocknamuck

Add Tags
  • profile

    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 04/Jul/2018 07:32:23

    Dennis the Menace ? YES ! https://www.flickr.com/photos/limeyphish/3379454828/

  • profile

    abandoned railways

    • 04/Jul/2018 07:45:17

    The graveyard is for the religious of the establishment only.

  • profile

    Niall McAuley

    • 04/Jul/2018 07:53:25

    I think the photoshopping has scratched out the laundry hung out to dry. Looks like a convent/school/chapel complex.

  • profile

    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 04/Jul/2018 07:55:25

    Is that reversed handwriting at bottom left? Or weeds!

  • profile

    Niall McAuley

    • 04/Jul/2018 08:03:04

    Possibly Sisters of Mercy in Bantry? GeoHive 25" link Yes, here it is in the archive with the laundry unshopped.

  • profile

    Niall McAuley

    • 04/Jul/2018 08:17:15

    Per the NIAH, the central block is from 1862, chapel is from 1879, the school block to the right is from c1900. There is a single storey school building at right today, visible in the archive shot I linked above, built in 1905. The tree obscures the view, but I think we would be able to make it out if it was here. So I will say 1900-1905.

  • profile

    Niall McAuley

    • 04/Jul/2018 08:21:41

    The DIA has the convent and chapel but not the school.

  • profile

    DannyM8

    • 04/Jul/2018 08:22:04

    Is this the first time we have seen a connection between O'Connor and Lawrence photos?

  • profile

    DannyM8

    • 04/Jul/2018 08:23:59

    Where is Dennis's Dog??

  • profile

    Niall McAuley

    • 04/Jul/2018 08:27:41

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia I screenshotted the weeds, cropped them, flipped them horizontally and they say: "The Convent in Bantry Co. Cork", so you beat me to it!

  • profile

    domenico milella

    • 04/Jul/2018 08:28:39

    Congratulation for your beautiful Album.

  • profile

    Niall McAuley

    • 04/Jul/2018 08:28:49

    The Lawrence and O'Connor are at very different dates- check the veg near the laundry.

  • profile

    Niall McAuley

    • 04/Jul/2018 08:30:50

    Streetview.

  • profile

    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 04/Jul/2018 09:06:01

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Terrific work - well done you!

  • profile

    Niall McAuley

    • 04/Jul/2018 09:10:04

    I wonder if O'Connor was up on the old railway embankment?

  • profile

    John A. Coffey

    • 04/Jul/2018 09:24:29

    That laundry will need to be washed again.

  • profile

    KenjiB_48

    • 04/Jul/2018 19:51:57

    Perhaps the laundry vandalism predates Photoshop - looks like scratches in the negative?

  • profile

    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 04/Jul/2018 22:33:10

    Thanks all. Especially https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley. I've updated the map, description and date to match the results of the investigations (and image wizardry) :)