One with very few clues today to end the week and what looks like an early Stereo Pairs shot. A man on his own standing on a stone jetty with a heavy cannon gun beside him. In the background is a conical bare hill/mountain. What I would really like to know today is what was the gun called?
Based in no small part on inputs (and a corroberating photo) from mcginley2012
it is confirmed that this cannon is on the lake shore of Ballynahinch Lake
in County Galway. Apparently "found" in the lake it was perhaps placed here as part of the demesne for Ballynahinch Castle (now a hotel).....
Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton
Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence
Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection
Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883
NLI Ref: STP_1406
You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
The Great Sugar Loaf, is the volcano-looking mountain. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Sugar_Loaf Cannot locate the likely gun emplacement on Google maps, though.
Beside the sea? I think it is Croagh Patrick. Edit: no I don't, see below!
Judging by it's length, in comparison to the individual standing next to it, it's possible a 6 pounder field artillery piece from the very early 19th century or the 18th century.
There is apparently a Spanish Armada Cannon in the gardens of Westport House somewhere.
hmm.... that's a weird way to write (7) :)
It's not the sugarlump. I'd also go with Croagh Patrick. By comparison with the boy's foot, I'd guess it's about a 3 inch cannon.
www.arc.id.au/Cannon.html It seems a lot slimmer than any of the british designs. A google image search suggests that spanish cannons are longer.
Doubting myself now - I think the hill may be smaller and closer than the massive Croagh Patrick.
By the way, upon zooming, it seems the man is a kid really or hmm well, someone in his teenage
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] The next door STP_1405 could be Ballynahinch Castle at some early date, so you may be right! Edit: 1405 is definitely an iteration of Ballynahinch Castle, confirmed by this French/Lawrence which includes the clifden railway of 1895+. Looks like the same mountain to me, but not the same view. The 25" is no good for this spot, and the 6" does not show a pier or jetty in the lake.
For anaglyph fans: https://flic.kr/p/28EVxLf
Here is a pic in the Connacht Tribune from Ballynahinch.
Cannon at Ballinahinch https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/43772677602/in/dateposted/
That looks like it to me, [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] ! This page suggests that cannon is out on the island at the old tower house.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley The cannon is on a path at the edge of the lake, it points out to the island which you can just about see if you zoom up my photo.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Well done!
I believe the mountain is called Ben Lettery
This photo may show the same pier - though it's been altered, and shown from a slightly different viewpoint : Lake near Ballinahinch The cannon is nearby - as shown by Anne McGinley : Cannon
If it's the same cannon, it was "found in 6ft of water near the boathouse". It seems that one legend holds that the cannon was "used by the O’Flaherty’s to defend their headquarters". I did not see the cannon listed among the equipment available at the nearby Connemara Shooting School.
Congratulation for your beautiful Album. Nice Week End.
National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Great - Thanks in particular to https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]! Map, tags, and description duly updated :)