This Mary had a massive case of déjà vu about this O'Connor photo, but no matter what/where/how I searched, I couldn't find any evidence that we've posted this one before. So here it is, fingers crossed
– unknown man, unknown location...
Perhaps unsurprisingly derangedlemur
was first to identify this as Youghal in County Cork. Or, specifically, it's defensive wall....
Photographer: Fergus O’Connor
Collection: Fergus O’Connor Collection
NLI Ref: OCO 195
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
He's looking a bit Sherlocky ...
These look like 17th century cannon. The pitted surface is typical of Naval canon immersed in sea water for decades. This siting is totally inappropriate, so they are just decor for impressing visitors.
Youghal, I think.
Well done The Lemur ! Flickr is sometimes absolutely boom-boom amazing! In 2006 via https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/163593110/ Does the NLI image need a bit of flipping?
Someone swiped the cannon, or turned them into railings - In 2013 via https://www.flickr.com/photos/dirklaudio/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/dirklaudio/11545821415/
I was wondering why I couldn't get it to match streetview. it's flipped.
Heaps of information - irishwalledtownsnetwork.ie/assets/Youghal-Town-Wall-Conse...
Horgan bros. image for comparison - www.corklocalstudies.ie/items/show/2433
I wonder if that is James or Thomas Horgan? Here is Jim for comparison - www.corklocalstudies.ie/items/show/1662 Ed. As you were; this is the Fergus O'Connor collection! Unless Fergus was bring shown around by Jim?
amazing sleuthing as ever!
Reminder - we encountered the Horgan Bros. before, with the dancing clock tower - youtu.be/Cir8DGQnFbQ