Stylish Log cabins at Greenore

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Where: Leinster, Louth, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1895

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Yesterday our Flickroonies ran into Rocky Waters at the ford, so we decided to give you an easy one for today! The title suggests that these are Bungalows and are/were at Greenore in Co. Louth. But I always understood that a bungalow was a single storey building, and cannot remember seeing these in Greenore during my visits? A close-up would appear to show that the buildings are made of wood with stakes set in upright on the walls? What can we find out about them and are they still standing?

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Well, this one educated us all on our previously stunted definition of a bungalow. These lovely structures were built between around 1895 (National Inventory of Architectural Heritage / Archiseek) and 1897 (the Newry Reporter). The builder was the London & North-Western [Railway] Company. As Suck Diesel points out: “This was very typical of railway companies of that time who encouraged rail travel by providing convenient hotel accomdation”. And these bungalows were a very attractive offshoot of the Greenore Hotel. Two more lovely Greenore nuggets are that it remains the “only privately owned port in Ireland”, and was where “Radio Caroline was outfitted”.

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Circa 1865 1895ish-1914

NLI Ref: L_ROY_06391

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    sharon.corbet

    • 26/Mar/2021 09:00:24

    Streetview They're called "The Bungalows" on the OSI 25".

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    suckindeesel

    • 26/Mar/2021 09:06:23

    According to Wikipedia a bungalow, an Indian word, means: Built in the Bengali style "A bungalow is a small house or cottage that is either single-storey or has a second storey built into a sloping roof (usually with dormer windows) and may be surrounded by wide verandas ....and was popular with the Arts and Crafts movement."

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    sharon.corbet

    • 26/Mar/2021 09:11:05

    According to the Newry Reporter of May 31st. 1897, the bungalows were just nearing completion. They were being built by the London and North-Western Company.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 26/Mar/2021 09:17:55

    The NIAH calls them "single storey with attic" in its entries (1, 2, 3, 4)

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    suckindeesel

    • 26/Mar/2021 09:20:23

    NIAH www.buildingsofireland.ie/buildings-search/building/13831... says 1895, perhaps that was the start date. Built as holiday homes. They appear unoccupied, as yet. Must have been a new design for us at that time to merit a photo. However, nowadays the bungalow is the most common type to be seen in the Irish countryside, particularly since the "Tiger" days.. And I don't mean a Bengal tiger.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 26/Mar/2021 09:26:29

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] They were attached to the Greenore Hotel, that was also being enlarged around 1897/8. There are a few glowing reviews of the hotel and bungalows in newspapers from around 1900.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 26/Mar/2021 09:29:50

    Very new here, the back gardens are not even divided.

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    suckindeesel

    • 26/Mar/2021 09:34:33

    Streetview earth.app.goo.gl/ur9Pmn They look idyllic, with sea views from front and rear.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 26/Mar/2021 09:40:08

    Archiseek has more info. They also say 1895.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 26/Mar/2021 10:21:14

    Virtual sticky bun-galow for https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet !

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    Niall McAuley

    • 26/Mar/2021 10:23:50

    This nearby shot of the lighthouse was thought to be late 1890s too: Lighthouse at Greenore

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    Dún Laoghaire Micheál

    • 26/Mar/2021 10:41:22

    Here in South Dublin, we have a unique interpretation of bungalows. goo.gl/maps/29T6xhGzFYZh7zXp9

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 26/Mar/2021 11:18:06

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I see the shop sports the colours of the Bengal Tiger!! https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 26/Mar/2021 11:50:04

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Sharon gave up virtual sticky bun-galows for lent so hold on to it for a week or so???

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 26/Mar/2021 11:53:39

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/] Yes! Of interest, including interior photos - fmgarchitects.ie/projects/residential/conservation-of-2-t... including - "2 The Bungalows in Greenore, Co. Louth is an unusual protected structure both from a design and construction point of view. The Victorian/Arts & Crafts style house was one of four units apparently imported as a timber frame kit around 1895 and developed as short stay golf links holiday homes as part of the now demolished Greenore hotel. ... "

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    suckindeesel

    • 26/Mar/2021 13:16:52

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet "The London and North-Western Co." would be the London and North Western Railway (LNWR, L&NWR) who also built a substantial railway station and hotel. Their two lines connected to Newry and Dundalk There was also a ferry service to Holyhead. This was very typical of railways of that time who encouraged rail travel by providing convenient hotel accomdation. Greenore remains the only privately owned port in Ireland, and was where Radio Caroline was outfitted.

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    suckindeesel

    • 26/Mar/2021 13:25:53

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Yes, looks like a rear view taken from the links which they have direct access to via those gates.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 26/Mar/2021 15:47:41

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Never noticed Bugnalow - and I had looked at the street view a few times. Strange!!

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    suckindeesel

    • 26/Mar/2021 16:15:16

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland You see what you expect to see.

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    suckindeesel

    • 27/Mar/2021 21:50:26

    “If we winter this one out, we can summer anywhere.” Seamus Heaney The sparrows don't know we're saving daylight, still rising at the same hour. Hearing squirms of worms, their wings take flight. Over nature man has no power. Juliet Ligon Don't forget to put the clocks forward, at least in Europe.

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    Flickr

    • 28/Mar/2021 04:15:21

    Congrats on Explore! ⭐ March 27, 2021

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    s0340248

    • 28/Mar/2021 04:52:09

    Glückwunsch zu Explore ! ! !

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    incognito7nyc

    • 28/Mar/2021 07:11:32

    ✨🌟★❤✯♥♡✨ Very beautiful ✨♡♥✯❤★🌟✨

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    waewduan4

    • 28/Mar/2021 10:13:31

    👍 Congrats !!

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    imatges blanc i negre

    • 28/Mar/2021 15:56:25

    Excel.lent foto en un meravellos blanc i negre, enhorabona.

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 07/Apr/2021 09:00:09

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!