Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
Not far from Ballycassidy, if my memory serves me correctly.
On the 6" map. Cross and tower still standing in this google photosphere. There is a page at wikipedia with history. The monastic site was founded in the 6th century by St. Molaise.
A scenic "street" view from Trory jetty to the North.
Here is this image as a postcard on ebay, annoyingly dated 1914.
Hmm, no, it is a slightly different pic. Nevermind.
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Somebody pinched the wall!!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland Can we blame the Vikings?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia You could be on to something there!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ wow! Thanks for the great links!
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] The original of that postcard image may be in the NMNI, www.nmni.com/collections/history/photographs/green-collec... , WAG 1653, by Green, W. A. (Mr), undated.
Almost identical to ours.
Now there’s a fine cross and an even finer Round Tower. Thanks.
Cross is 15th century, tower is 12th century. The base of an earlier tower also exists on site. The OSNI 3rd edition (1900-1907) shows "Round Tower (in ruins), however it was refurbished by the OPW in 1896, and looks in good shape in our photo.
Modern sources give height of tower as 25-30m, however the old OSNI maps say 266 (ft?), which can't be right.
The missing wall was the boundary wall of St. Mary's Abbey, I suspect that its stones were later "repurposed" by locals for building material. This boundary was shown continued by a thorn hedge in the old maps which divided the site in two.
Aha! There is an earlier stereo pair from almost the exact position, but with different grass and vegetation, and different water level in Lough Erne. That might mean this photo is later than the STP's?
catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000565675 (ed. link fixed)
The white dead twigs seen in the STP above are evident in these two - same time?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia There are several SVs (1870-1890), all showing the same rough ground and white twigs around the cross. The ground seems to have been cleared and levelled in our photo at some later date. The OPW were here in 1896 doing some resto.
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] Have revised dating of that Valentine 31848 postcard to 1899, www.historiccoventry.co.uk/main/pc-dating.php?pc=31848 How does the grass compare?
[Aside] This STP of 'Devinish' seems like a lot of old Blarney to me! - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000565676
Looks like a bit of Victorian tomfoolery, all right
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Blarney is correct I think.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/swedish_heritage_board/50187151108/in/photostream/From a slightly different angle... /Anna B.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/swedish_heritage_board Thank you very much Anna and greeting to the Swedish National Heritage Board!!!
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] Greetings to you too!! :) ...and we will share some more photographs from Ireland in 1939 in the weeks to come: www.flickr.com/photos/swedish_heritage_board/