who is one of our followers is a native of Portaferry and he requested that we visit his home town which we do today. Unusually for Ulster the towns space is called a "Square" rather than a Diamond and it looks like a significant piece of real estate. The group of children wearing pinafores and hats would seem to indicate that it is in high summer but what else can we learn about the town?
Photographer: Robert French
Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection
Date: Circa 1865 - 1914
NLI Ref: L_ROY_05810
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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