Continuing where we left off on Friday (matters maritime) but this time from the wonderful Clonbrock Collection. This view may not be as iconic as the Skelligs, but nonetheless it provides a pleasing vista with sea, sky, mountains and a safe harbour.
Following the tremendous achievement of the Irish Rugby team on Saturday in beating World Champions New Zealand Ireland can bask in the teams reflected glory for a wee while!
And indeed it was from the antipodes that good news came again on this photo. With BeachcomberAustralia
quickly identifying this as Bray harbour. The date range was refined also, with sharon.corbet
pointing us to this Bray Cualann Historical Society webpage
which tells us that the lighthouse pictured stood between the late 1890s and 1950s. More than halving the very broad range for this particular image....
Photographers: Dillon Family
Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon
Collection: Clonbrock photographic Collection
Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1930. After c.1897 (lighthouse built)
NLI Ref: CLON2072
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