Since I was very young, Athenry has been a name that resonates with me. Travelling in the old steam trains to Sligo, the call “All change at Athenry” would ring out, and the name had that special appeal. I was tempted to give it the title “Low lie the fields” but that was just a bit too obvious, and as there is a Peeler in the shot, I thought a bit of crime and punishment might be more appropriate!
Photographer: Robert French
Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection
Date: 1911 - 1912
NLI Ref: L_ROY_11299
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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