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
NLI Ref: L_ROY_06391
You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons