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Another seaside location with a rocky foreshore, but this time on the other side of the island of Ireland, and yet another island! Coney Island, Ardglass, Co. Down from the Lawrence Collection looks like a very pleasant place to spend a summer, and the shot has so much of interest in both the foreground and out there in the background! There are so many Coney Islands about the world so yet another one should be no surprise, but this seems more inhabited than most – apart from the one in the US, I suppose?

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Circa 1865-1914

NLI Ref: L_ROY_11286

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    i-lenticularis (NO GRAPHICS)

    • 23/Dec/2020 09:24:37

    Fabulous!

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 23/Dec/2020 09:37:45

    Does it need a quick flip? I am discombobulated ... goo.gl/maps/PCGz9ADDrwFQnMQM6

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 23/Dec/2020 10:07:31

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Is it not taken from the other end of the village looking back the way? What does it feel like to be not only discombobulated but upside down all the the one time?????

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 23/Dec/2020 10:12:21

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] I have had too much eggnog! Revised streetview - goo.gl/maps/dhdvse1tdtxQLNgGA

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 23/Dec/2020 10:17:31

    "It is not actually an island but includes a narrow peninsula which may at one time have been cut off by the sea. The name of the townland is recorded as Conningsiland in 1635, as Cony Is in 1640 and as Conny-Island in 1669. Coney or Cony is a medieval English word meaning rabbit" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coney_Island,_County_Down

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 23/Dec/2020 10:31:15

    See note - that lady is holding a DOG. See previous photo - L_ROY_11285 - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000316587

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    cargeofg

    • 23/Dec/2020 10:56:25

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland Car present and hood down but unsure what make it is even with megazoom. See note on photo. But say it is a Model T similar to what we had in Abebyleix. We established they were imported to Ireland before being assembled this side of the Atlantic. Production commenced in the US in 1907.

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    maczeug2

    • 23/Dec/2020 11:23:38

     Stunning image ;-)

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    CASSIDY PHOTOGRAPHY

    • 23/Dec/2020 12:04:27

    I can smell the salty air and kelp, from here.

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 23/Dec/2020 12:58:37

    If that's Coney Island, the stick has to be a giant hot dog. Coney Island dogs are famous.

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    Vab2009

    • 23/Dec/2020 14:00:40

    This is looking back towards Ardglass, which is just over the hill in the background. This is the bay on the east side of the peninsula. Looking east north east along the bay, back towards Ardglass.

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    Vab2009

    • 23/Dec/2020 14:08:45

    Nabbed from Google earth Coney Island

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    suckindeesel

    • 23/Dec/2020 16:49:03

    The 1900 survey is a good match. Note the "Isabella Tower" (Coast Guard watch tower) on the far hill on right, surrounded by trees. Still there. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/?

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    suckindeesel

    • 23/Dec/2020 16:52:29

    Forgot to include map 1900 survey map https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/50751728637/in/dateposted/

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    mostly mono and some colour

    • 23/Dec/2020 21:18:55

    This is the Coney Island Van Morrison sings about....

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    suckindeesel

    • 23/Dec/2020 21:36:39

    youtu.be/mn2CeHlKrTw