Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
Nope, he lived until 1703 and died in Utrecht.
Used to be a night club in Athlone named after him, near the bridge.
and became Baron Aughrim as others lost their heads during the multinational show-down that roamed it's way through Derry, Aughrim and the Boyne; more history mnomonics
what's that on his head .... a wig!
(Go the B52s!)
According to the German wiki, he died of apoplexy.
He looks scary, Mary! But he has given me inspiration for Halloween tomorrow.
Flickr is sometimes scary ... from an album of Athlone Castle photos, via https://www.flickr.com/photos/athloneie/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/athloneie/8032647998/in/album-72157631642588717/
Yes, health hazard of wig weight... cerebral haemorrhage.
a nightclub called the Ginkel ! Athlone really gets down and knows how to party, lots of people would have taken a tinkle in the Ginkel 😉
I think that this is the original of the picture at the NPG. It's described as "by Robert Williams, after Thomas Hill
It was his opponent, the Marquis de St Ruth, who lost his head at Aughrim
Bad Hair Day?
There's a bilingual The Character of the Lord Baron Ginckle available on Google Books from 1691, praising his absolute brilliance. (The second half is in English.)
Wonderful portrait. Is he wearing armour?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet Sharon, It is indeed a photo of the NPG Picture.
I do wonder how Mason made a profit from these photographs the following is a list of the titles of photographs in our catalogue just before and after Ginkel, were they used to deliver a lecture or some other purpose?
The Battle of the Boyne. graphic.
Gen Sarsfield intercepting and destroying King William's
Battle of the Boyne: King William crossing. graphic.
Sarsfield, Earl of Lucan. graphic.
Sarsfield, Earl of Lucan. graphic.
Benburb retreat. graphic.
Chaplain blessing army before Benburb. graphic.
Sarsfield captures the siege caravan. graphic.
James II receives news of landing of the Prince of Orange.
General Ginkel graphic.
James II. graphic.
King William crossing the Boyne. graphic.
Ireton condemning the Bishop of ... graphic.
Ireton at Drogheda. graphic.
Owen Roe O'Neill. graphic.
Owen Roe at Benburb: battle scene. graphic.
The Irish Rapparees. graphic.
The Irish Rapparees, c. The Shamrock. graphic.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet https://www.flickr.com/photos/foxglove https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia https://www.flickr.com/photos/139877639@N08 https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner https://www.flickr.com/photos/cassidyphotography https://www.flickr.com/photos/72163146@N08 My memory in this case did not serve me well, I have made the appropriate change to the description.
As always, thank you all for your comments and commitment to our Flickr stream. Mary
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] I think that Mason prepared sets of slides for lectures, both "off the shelf" and for particular purposes. For example, there's a Mason advertisement part of the way down this article from 1914 where they are offering "Lantern Slides of the War" for sale or hire, complete with readings.
South Dublin Libraries has a set of Mason slides with descriptions from 1910 about the Holy Land. The RCPI also has a set of slides prepared by Mason especially for Sir William John Thompson. (Looks like the equivalent of the standard powerpoint of today.)
Finally there is reference in this twitter thread to Mason providing sets of slides - "They were sold or rented to lecturers to use in lantern shows and came with a booklet that explains the story of the slides, or provides an accompanying lecture. "
https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet Sharon, thanks, very interesting.
At 9:30 next Thursday (when I'll be at the dentist) the subject of BBC R4's In Our Time is the Treaty of Limerick. Ginkel will no doubt figure heavily.
It will also be available as a podcast.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner I thought it’s normally at 9:00 a.m.? I’d recommend the podcast though - there’s always an extra bit at the end after the episode has finished, when everyone’s a bit more relaxed. It normally focuses on "What important bits did we not mention?".
https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet Sorry, yes 9:00 a.m. and 21:30. I must have confused it with my dental appointment (which is 9:30). And good point about the podcast.