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Where: Leinster, County Kilkenny, Ireland

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Gowran Castle in Kilkenny is our feature to end this week. After the excitement of yesterday's bike race in Dublin we can see that the Cats are a more relaxed people with nary a rush on them at all at all!

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Circa 1865 - 1914

NLI Ref: L_CAB_03125

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    • 29/Oct/2021 07:44:19

    Oh dear! Streetview - But there is a ghost for Halloween 👻

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    • 29/Oct/2021 07:46:08

    Lovely Dogs!!

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    • 29/Oct/2021 08:52:15

    The character in the cap on the right, talking to the policeman, also appears in two photos of the Abbey - Perhaps he is something to do with somebody?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 29/Oct/2021 09:02:49

    RIC man wearing a helmet at right suggests before 1900, when they started wearing a peaked hat.

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    • 29/Oct/2021 09:16:51

    [] I think this is 1880s, because ... 1) Condensed script of title (I'm always banging on about this) 2) Clothes and bowler of dog man (reminds me of Bill Sikes in Oliver Twist) 3) Nearby in the catalogue Catholic Church looks very new (dedicated in 1881) - 4) This one has a newish gravestone "1881" - The man in the cap reminds me of the STP loitering assistants - I wonder if there is an equivalent STP ?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 29/Oct/2021 09:36:18 Are you saying he could be Jaunty's Dad!

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    O Mac

    • 29/Oct/2021 09:58:32

    The 6" map shows that there was once a extensive row of houses on the right where that wall is above.

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    John A. Coffey

    • 29/Oct/2021 13:06:52

    The town of Hurling and Horse Racing, but no sign of either.... I think "nara rush" would be closer to this land.

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    • 29/Oct/2021 14:50:51

    From the 25" of 1900 RIC barracks on right, just before the large building which is a Courthouse. Ornate building far right is one of the gate lodges for Gowran Castle estate. Shop on right is P.O., although I can't resolve the name above door

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    O Mac

    • 29/Oct/2021 21:48:39

    Looks like a large glass of cognac and a pumpkin at the steps going up into the courthouse.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 30/Oct/2021 06:00:34[email protected] I can see them!

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    O Mac

    • 30/Oct/2021 20:52:55[email protected]/ I wonder what they are... strange lumps of something.

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    • 31/Oct/2021 04:15:20

    Congrats on Explore! ⭐ October 30, 2021

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    Brunswick Forge

    • 31/Oct/2021 04:37:22

    📷👍❤This is an excellent addition to today's Explore page.💕 ❤ 👍📷 Greetings from southwestern Virginia, USA.💕

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    • 31/Oct/2021 05:14:07

    Glückwunsch zu Explore !

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    • 31/Oct/2021 07:31:00

    ✯✨ Very nice and beautiful photo ✨✯

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    • 31/Oct/2021 10:03:58

    Excel.lent foto en blanc i negre, felicitacions. Que tinguis un bon diumenge. ⭐👏👏

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    Jordi Sureda

    • 31/Oct/2021 11:35:18

    Excellent photograph!! Great b&W!

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    • 31/Oct/2021 13:01:34

    Correction, not the PO on right, that's further along the street

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    V A N D E E

    • 31/Oct/2021 14:30:00

    Congrats on Explore, outstanding capture, love it! Have a nice day :)

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    • 31/Oct/2021 16:39:21

    Very nice!

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    Mirada de Mujer

    • 31/Oct/2021 20:37:59

    Excelente y novedosa captura. Felicitaciones. Saludos.

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    • 31/Oct/2021 22:27:58

    Buenas fotos antiguas .

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 02/Nov/2021 09:00:22

    Wonderful capture !!

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    • 06/Nov/2021 00:40:57

    A handsome Staffordshire Terrier standing if I'm not mistaken.