King Cormac’s chapel

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Where: Munster, Tipperary, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1901

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Cashel of the Kings, with the focus on King Cormac’s Chapel is today’s image from the ubiquitous Lawrence Collection. It is one of those iconic places which, seen in the right light, can take your breath away. When you enter the ancient compound, one of the most memorable aspects is this chapel which, of itself, is most memorable!

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Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Circa 1901-1914

NLI Ref: L_ROY_00025

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    sharon.corbet

    • 02/Jul/2020 07:47:33

    It was taken after 1901, as that's when the last inscription on the grave in the foreground is from. (And before 1931, as that's when the next inscription was added.)

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    sharon.corbet

    • 02/Jul/2020 07:52:30

    They were still doing restoration work on the chapel when the Streetview lads were up there, so here's a Google Sphere instead.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 02/Jul/2020 08:20:28

    Droneview July 2019 - youtu.be/EMvKFT_faRQ Sometimes Flickr is amazing! In 2014 via [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12066757874/]

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 02/Jul/2020 08:28:44

    We visited Cashel 7 years ago. I wonder if these photos were taken on the same visit by Mr French? The patches of moss look the same ... https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/8449295447/

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    suckindeesel

    • 02/Jul/2020 08:38:17

    Is it my imagination but are there considerably less gravestones in the modern view?

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    suckindeesel

    • 02/Jul/2020 12:03:14

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia I think that in today's photo the growth looks more luxuriant.

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    suckindeesel

    • 02/Jul/2020 12:07:29

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet The headstone looks very fresh, no algae or moss. Allowing for the time to commission and erect, suggest 1902 earliest.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 02/Jul/2020 13:13:55

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] There's an earlier photo with the gravestone blacked out and cropped at the bottom so 'Brother Michael' may not be there yet. And that tall monument behind left is not yet there - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000336737 The see-thru tomb has sides. The burial plot thickens ...

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    suckindeesel

    • 02/Jul/2020 16:07:29

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet Looks like the gravestone is much earlier than I thought. It seems to have been cleaned up and the engravings highlighted in black in our photo. Looks very fresh, so must be 1901 or not too much later.. I noticed that the tall monument in background is now not so tall in the modern view, it has lost its 'spire' It might show up in 'find a grave', as they have recorded most of the memorials on the Rock.

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    O Mac

    • 02/Jul/2020 17:56:09

    Another grave situation!! The cross atop the Cantwell headstone is different from that seen in the photo that BeachcomberAustralia linked.

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    suckindeesel

    • 02/Jul/2020 19:40:26

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] I think that tall one in background is the Gorman family grave. The latest date on the main inscription, as seen in our photo is for Alicia, died 1898 www.findagrave.com/memorial/204330329/mary-gorman#view-ph... The next later date is for William, died 1916, but this is on the next panel beneath, which appears to be still blank in our photo. www.findagrave.com/memorial/204328004/william-gorman#view... So, we're now between 1901 - 1916, less precise than the NLI dates

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 03/Jul/2020 07:02:07

    Tomb It May Concern ... SMOKING CAN DAMAGE YOUR HEALTH The irony of Players putting a graveyard on a cigarette card ... https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8158868451/ via https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 08/Jul/2020 03:40:09

    The IHS on the grave suggests a Jesuit, but he wouldn't have a son. Just God-fearing folk instead.