A name I have heard many times in the course of my life and yet I could tell you little about him. Lennox Robinson looking rather dapper with a fine wool overcoat, suit and dicky bow tie!
We are back though many of those who normally visit us here will not be back just yet! For all of you may we wish you a Peaceful, Happy and safe New Year and especially for our friends in Australia. We watch in horror at the fires and you are all in our thoughts and prayers!
Thanks especially to suckindeesel
for giving us Tim Pat Coogan’s lovely description of this “tall, thin, tweedy man”...
“When I knew him, he lived in a flat, large and comfortable, but still only a flat ... at Longford Terrace, Monkstown. ... One of the great sights of Monkstown in those years was Lennox, a tall, thin, tweedy man with a distant expression, being led by a very tiny Sealyham dog, at the end of a very long lead, on his peregrinations to and from Goggins pub, the very epitome of the Irish expression ‘the relics of auld decency’.”
Collection: Irish Personalities Photographic Collection
Date: Circa 1920-1958
NLI Ref: NPA PERS71
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons