Lord, Lady and Rover Castletown

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I love to see a family with a dog front and centre! Lord and Lady Castletown in an unusual pose with the lady standing while the gentleman sits and caresses the dog. And what a dog? A poodle with an elaborate, almost covid hairstyle and the task this morning is to discover the name of the said Poodle the most original of which will receive a virtual sticky bun with extra icing!

Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford

Date: between ca. 1901 and 1954 1927

NLI Ref: POOLEWP 2648

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 24/Aug/2020 07:45:42

    What on earth has Mr Poole done to her ladyship's hair?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 24/Aug/2020 07:48:09

    Bernard Edward Barnaby Fitzpatrick and Emily Ursula Clare nee St. Leger At thepeerage She died in 1927 aged 73, so we are before that.

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    derangedlemur

    • 24/Aug/2020 07:48:49

    Is this part of the NLI series "How not to photoshop"?

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    Paddywhack56

    • 24/Aug/2020 07:55:45

    Kelloggs Corn Flakes had a set of toy plastic dogs as in-pack giveaways in the 1960s and the poodle was a dead ringer for this chap down to the partially shorn legs. I sometimes worry about the things I remember! I wonder if this doggy might be Percival Puddingbowl III?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 24/Aug/2020 07:59:12

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/paddywhack56 That's a good beginning and I really like the name!

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 24/Aug/2020 08:09:42

    That would have made a great knick-knack https://www.flickr.com/photos/paddywhack56 - give the dog a bone!

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    John Spooner

    • 24/Aug/2020 08:11:15

    I haven't (yet) found the name of the pictured pooch, but a presumably previous poodle belonging to Her Ladyship was called "Zulu". And her flock of pigeons fox terrier was called "Jim" Evening Herald (Dublin) - Saturday 30 January 1892 Evening Herald (Dublin) - Saturday 30 January 1892, in a lengthy pen-portrait of Lady Castletown

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 24/Aug/2020 08:13:18

    Lord Castletown was known as "Barnie" in 1882 via 'Spy' in 'Vanity Fair' - upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/23/Bernard_FitzP... , one of several portraits on his wikipedia page - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_FitzPatrick,_2nd_Baron_Cast...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 24/Aug/2020 08:13:43

    I think they are probably at home, at Ballygran house aka Grantstown house, Co. Laois, which is No Longer Standing.

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    Foxglove

    • 24/Aug/2020 08:36:30

    oh dannym8 must be on his holidays! ..... there is a dog!

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    Foxglove

    • 24/Aug/2020 08:38:22

    the dog should be called "Warhol" in honour of the ladyship's photoshopped hair doo

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    cargeofg

    • 24/Aug/2020 08:41:26

    I know the dog was called Scooby Doo in the TV series named after him and one of the cast was called Shaggy. It is a more appropriate name for this dog. The other folk are not related to me as far as I know!!!

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    DannyM8

    • 24/Aug/2020 08:42:07

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ A poodle, only just qualities as a Dog in my books!!

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    cargeofg

    • 24/Aug/2020 08:45:05

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/paddywhack56 Do remember the yellow AA battery powered submarine?

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    cargeofg

    • 24/Aug/2020 09:19:44

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/paddywhack56] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] You say Flickr is amazing. But by my sister Hazel must be telepathic as she sent me this Facebook link last night and I only just opened. I remember us stopping at the garage and going in to look at it on our way to Kilfenora. www.facebook.com/100865096953196/posts/1166643563708672/

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    Dún Laoghaire Micheál

    • 24/Aug/2020 12:14:35

    Might her ladyship's wig have been loaned to the dog for the occasion?

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    suckindeesel

    • 24/Aug/2020 12:15:01

    White spatts came into fashion in the 1920s Ed. Perhaps Fido's shorn locks were put to good use In the construction of her Ladyship's fascinator?

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    Paddywhack56

    • 24/Aug/2020 14:06:58

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I missed Mr Quinn's submarine first time around but I've just watched the video. Very entertaining, thank you for the link.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 24/Aug/2020 15:53:06

    History Ireland has a potted history of the gentleman including the following: ...He also had some notable eccentricities: he kept a 14ft tame python in his rooms until one afternoon it almost strangled his chambermaid, who was saved only by his early return... ...He shot reindeer in Lapland, bull elk in Norway and bears in the Rocky Mountains. He also travelled through Africa, Russia, Asia Minor, Constantinople and Persia, where he stayed with the shah, who allowed him to hunt on his lands...

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    suckindeesel

    • 24/Aug/2020 16:32:52

    Whatever about Fido's coiffure, his owners are both having bad hair days, courtesy of Mr. Poole.

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    suckindeesel

    • 24/Aug/2020 16:46:10

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Don't underestimate the qualities of the poodle, they're not all lapdogs. A standard poodle is,a large dog used in particular for duck hunting and sometimes upland bird hunting. They are a true water dog, which probably explains their comic hairdos, their coat being trimmed to prevent water logging when retrieving game from river or lake. Second only in agility and intelligence to the border collie. Our dog appears to have a dice attached to his collar.

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    suckindeesel

    • 24/Aug/2020 16:50:11

    From "Find a Grave" "Baroness Castletown of Upper Ossory. Daughter of Hayes St. Leger 4th Viscount Doneraile 1818-1887 and Mary Ann Grace Louisa Lenox-Conyngham 1832-1907 She was their only surviving child. She married Barnaby Fitzpatrick on 23 April 1874. They had no issue, and their titles became extinct." May explain their love of dogs Both were extraordinarily long lived, him 104 years, her 94 years PS: Too extraordinary it seems, will have to recheck those dates again! 73 for her and a more impressive 87 for him, I think

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 24/Aug/2020 21:45:20

    When you go looking, all kinds of stories turn up. This happened to her father, in 1887 - "Doneraile was one of the great huntsmen of his day and he kept a pet fox, which became rabid and bit its master. Lord Doneraile contracted rabies and died when he was smothered with pillows by the housemaids to spare him suffering and prevent him spreading the disease to others." From - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayes_St_Leger,_4th_Viscount_Doneraile There are several undigitized 'Similar Items' in the NLI catalogue which show that Mr Poole visited Doneraile Court in "ca. 1915". The wiki page - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doneraile_Court - has this gossip - "When Doneraile Court was the residence of Lord Castletown, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., who had been a soldier in the American Civil War, and became a lawyer and United States Supreme Court justice, carried on an extensive correspondence with Clare, Lady Castletown. He visited Doneraile on several occasions, and may have had an affair with her." I wonder if this photo could also be at Doneraile? Does anybody recognise the two balls either side of her ladyship? PigeonView - goo.gl/maps/jY7Vqv5HUGas2HVf7

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    WillieB

    • 24/Aug/2020 22:30:00

    LOVE her hair!

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    pcahill62

    • 24/Aug/2020 22:38:16

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ h

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    O Mac

    • 24/Aug/2020 23:22:19

    Lady Castletown didn't have an hair. (sic)

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 25/Aug/2020 06:21:23

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] y