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Where: Ulster, Donegal, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1880

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We had another Eason lined up for today, but it was yet another street, and somehow this Eblana image seemed more appropriate. The Poisoned Glen in the amazing upside down format, with a spectacular view of that valley, which is up to 150 years old (the format, not the valley)!

+++ UPDATE +++
See Chris Wright’s contribution below for how the Poisoned (not Poison! thanks Anne McGinley) Glen got its name in legend of old. The less exotic, but no less interesting reason is that “Locals were inspired to name it An Gleann Neamhe (The Heavenly Glen), but when an English cartographer mapped the area, he carelessly marked it An Gleann Neimhe – The Poisoned Glen”.

Photographers: Unknown

Collection: Eblana Photograph Collection

Date: between ca. 1870-1890

NLI Ref: EB_0375

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 29/Apr/2020 08:10:49

    At last! A photo the right way up ... Here is the Lawrence original at the NLI, not yet digitized - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000328805

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 29/Apr/2020 08:15:00

    And another Lawrence with a fellow sitting on the foreground rock. He looks a lot like our old friend Jaunty - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000335292 Ed. Maybe not Jaunty but the 'Lad' on the left in smarter clothes - [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/31636807885/]

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    cargeofg

    • 29/Apr/2020 08:17:15

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=STP95wRpAGw Drone view from May 2019. Two men on a side car in the foreground not the motorised type

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 29/Apr/2020 08:24:48

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Magical! I wonder what Mr French would have thought of drones?

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    cargeofg

    • 29/Apr/2020 08:26:25

    www.gaothdobhair.ie/en/tourist-attractions-gweedore/eagla... Copied this brief history over. Modern day RC church is at other end of lough.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 29/Apr/2020 08:32:20

    CoI church is from 1853, now in ruins

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    cargeofg

    • 29/Apr/2020 08:32:43

    www.flickr.com/photos/garethwrayphotography/32375525917/i... [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] If we had Prof Brown and a DeLoren we could nip back and ask him and have a word about including a newspaper in his photo Would make this job so much easier. But that would spoil the fun.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 29/Apr/2020 08:33:41

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ snap!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 29/Apr/2020 08:41:22

    Boreenview NIAH no help today, Donegal sadly not well covered

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 29/Apr/2020 08:50:20

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia That is what we love about you - you see the whole world from a different perspective;-)

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    Carol Maddock

    • 29/Apr/2020 08:55:46

    Suitably macabre for this photo – from the Skibbereen Eagle, 30 May 1914

    Lost in the Mountains Human bones and rags of clothing found in the Poisoned Glen, among the Donegal Mountains, by a farmer searching for straying sheep, were on Monday identified as those of Michael Gallagher, a farm labourer and rural postman, who disappeared seventeen months ago.

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    xpisto1

    • 29/Apr/2020 08:56:03

    Poisoned Glen From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search The Poisoned Glen range with an abandoned church in the foreground The Poisoned Glen (Irish: Cró Nimhe)1 is a glen located near Dunlewey in Gweedore, County Donegal. It is located beside Mount Errigal and extends beyond Glenveagh National Park, facing Loch Altan.2 The Poisoned Glen is situated approximately 40km from Letterkenny. Etymology According to legend, the huge ice-carved hollow of the Poisoned Glen got its name when the ancient one-eyed giant king of Tory, Balor, was killed here by his exiled grandson, Lughaidh, whereupon the poison from his eye split the rock and poisoned the glen. The less interesting truth, however, lies in a cartographic gaffe. Locals were inspired to name it An Gleann Neamhe (The Heavenly Glen), but when an English cartographer mapped the area, he carelessly marked it An Gleann Neimhe – The Poisoned Glen.3

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    Carol Maddock

    • 29/Apr/2020 08:57:48

    And is it Poisoned Glen or Poison Glen? There're a load of references in recent newspapers to an annual cycle race called the Poison Glen Tour...

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    mcginley2012

    • 29/Apr/2020 09:02:17

    It's known as The Poisoned Glen Carol but the Irish translation is Poison Glen. Amazing image indeed, I have never seen a picture of the church with a roof. Great field of spuds too!

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    Carol Maddock

    • 29/Apr/2020 09:12:18

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Excellent, thanks Anne!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 29/Apr/2020 09:14:08

    There is a long sequence of 50+ Imperial plates of Donegal leading up to 1577, but none are digitized yet.

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    O Mac

    • 29/Apr/2020 09:37:06

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] Just wondering why it is that the photo is catalogued as an Eblana/Eason with W.L. clearly marked. .. Also confusing is it seems to be doubled numbered 1377 W.L and 375W.L.? Awfully confusing and stressful.... ..If I get a breakdown while locked down i might be locked up. The last time we were in Dunlewey was in 1884 so being close in catalogue sequence ( L_ROY_01372) and Donegal so far from his studio on Sackville St. it could be that Robert French took the above at the same time. www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/11113786414/in/photolist-...

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    cargeofg

    • 29/Apr/2020 09:37:40

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/xpisto1 https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Same thing happened here in Wales years ago so I am told. English OS surveyors had farms named as Beware of the Dog as that was the sign on the gate in Welsh. Is there a problem with comments this morning as text I had on photo above has disappeared twice.

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    Carol Maddock

    • 29/Apr/2020 09:59:39

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Oooh, maybe Flickr is having a bit of a moment!

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    Foxglove

    • 29/Apr/2020 10:01:50

    i am sure i travelled through here in a "Ford Anglia" , taken on holiday ad a child. I remember the rain and surviving in a green Arran woolie. thanks for posting to upsidey-downsie

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 29/Apr/2020 10:10:40

    Flickr is sometimes amazing! In 2013 via https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/14910314105/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] We had another instance of catalogue number confusion a few weeks back (see comments) https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/49379466588/in/dateposted/

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 29/Apr/2020 10:24:32

    Via Trove, this from 1876, a few years before ...

    Mrs Rose Gallagher, nee Boyle, died at Dunlewey on the 17th ult., at the very advanced age of 112 years. During her long life she never took any medicine, and was possessed of all her mental faculties up to the hour of her death. It is somewhat remarkable that she died on the same day on which a namesake, Owen Boyle,of Glenties, same county, died, in his 105th year.
    From - trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/115299938/12713859

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    cargeofg

    • 29/Apr/2020 10:32:03

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Tried to tag you in on comment with French and drones (Prof Brown etc) but flickr is on a funny here today. Maybe the rain here in Wales has diffused the space time continuium.

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    catb -

    • 29/Apr/2020 10:38:04

    And as it was in 1990 . . . www.flickr.com/photos/catb/2901550675/in/photolist-8nKU2x...

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 29/Apr/2020 10:44:41

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Bad Panda !

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 29/Apr/2020 10:59:41

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] These are some personal notes we made prior to posting the first Eblana photos. There may be errors (most probably are!) Regards Mary. It seems that Lawrence purchased the Eblana collection and as can be seen from this example it is numbered No1 W.L. catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000559697 Eblana glass negatives are numbered EB1 to EB2906. A small amount of items (EB 289, 2655-2662, 2664, 2665) have been catalogued, digitised and are available on the National Library of Ireland online catalogue. As well as Eblana there are Eblana Religious, Eblana Stereopairs and CDV Eblana Comic. Related Materials: See Lawrence Photograph Collection record, vtls 313414, for more information on the Lawrence Collection and firm. The Eblana Photograph Collection was acquired by the National Library with the Lawrence Collection, though it is treated as a distinct collection. The negatives were acquired, probably bought, by William Lawrence or his brother for printing and distribution and were not created by the Lawrence firm. The negatives include two identical images per plate. They are not however stereo pairs. Physical description: 226 boxes ; in preservation envelopes, in phase boxes. Physical description: 2833 glass negatives. Citations/References: "Into the Light: an Illustrated Guide to the Photographic Collections in the National Library of Ireland" by Sarah Rouse, p. 30 Finding Aids: Index available at NPA Reading Room Counter. It seems that there are many more items digitised than the note suggests. The point about the negatives including two identical images per plate is fascinating, there seems to be a few different types as follows (excuse my made up types); Vertical Pair catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000559698 note WL 2 reference Single? catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000559700 note WL 4 reference Vertical Pair mirror Image catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000559701 note WL 5 reference, great fun with the Megazoom feature with these Vertical Pair two references catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000559730 note both WL 42 and WL 2895 references Vertical Pair two images? catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000559748 Note WL 60 and WL 61 references – one photo cancelled with large white X Horizontal pair catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000559732 note WL 44 reference – also catalogue description does not match photo description. Horizontal pair one inverted catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000561160 note WL reference 5281, this one is also in the catalogue as a normal Lawrence see catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000322254

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 29/Apr/2020 11:04:21

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] When Morning Mary said We had another Eason lined up for today, but it was yet another street, and somehow this Eblana image seemed more appropriate. "The another Eason" referred to yesterdays Eason posting, Eason and Eblana are not related, (unless you know something!) The other Mary

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    John A. Coffey

    • 29/Apr/2020 11:18:42

    Lá báisti .........

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    O Mac

    • 29/Apr/2020 11:30:06

    National Library of Ireland on The Commons ..I'll never ask a hard question ever again. Head rightly fried now.. Thanks for the explanations.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 29/Apr/2020 11:33:31

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] We are a very Technical group here! :-) The Marys

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 29/Apr/2020 11:35:50

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Morning Mary here and you've woken me up from my Cocooning with those hard questions! I just felt that two street photos in a row needed something different and that the Poison Glen, which I think is spectacular made a perfect contrast - as well as being stunningly beautiful!

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    cargeofg

    • 29/Apr/2020 11:35:59

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] But they got two for the price of one yesterday. Daywork and nightshift home work Man with dog in Rutland Square photo

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 29/Apr/2020 11:47:25

    Hello All, you might find the following of interest. The Marys. Welcome to the latest edition of At Home with the National Library of Ireland, the series of weekly bulletins which take you on a tour of the Library’s online opportunities for learning, escapism, reflection and connection. This week, the focus is on the National Library’s Flickr photostream. This introduction and the selection of images below are brought to you by two of the community volunteers who now look after that stream. For more click on the link below. At Home with the National Library of Ireland Friday 24th April 2020

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    Carol Maddock

    • 29/Apr/2020 15:59:38

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland Hubba Hubba! Who knew the Two Marys were so handsome?

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    B-59

    • 29/Apr/2020 17:27:08

    View in 2019, by tim dodds: www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/48177549287/

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 04/May/2020 08:00:05

    amazing capture

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    salah_souissi

    • 04/May/2020 16:20:55

    le monde a l'envers !