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Yet another idyllic scene from the lens of Mr. French with a rustic house and garden deckchairs on the lawn and two ladies relaxing in the sunshine. The ladies themselves may not be cracked but the plate has been damaged just at their peaceful corner! The "Homestead" in Delgany, Co. Wicklow looks right for one of the most beautiful parts of this island!

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Circa 1865 - 1914

NLI Ref: L_ROY_09906

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 03/Nov/2021 08:53:01

    Still standing! - goo.gl/maps/GfusbhFtfjDvC8ft8

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 03/Nov/2021 09:01:06

    Llyod's[sic] Auto Centre - delgany.ie/businesses/services/llyods-auto-centre/

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    Niall McAuley

    • 03/Nov/2021 09:02:10

    At the NIAH: Building was converted to a Hydropathic establishment (i.e. a place where invalids etc could receive baths and other water treatments) some time prior to 1864 by a Dr. W. Alfred Johnson. Johnson renamed the building Malvern House after Great Malvern Spa in England, where his father, Dr Edward Johnson, had a similar establishment. It is marked Malvern on the 1900ish 25" map, and the 1930s Cassini. Not named on the 1830s 6".

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    Niall McAuley

    • 03/Nov/2021 09:07:11

    In companion shot L_ROY_09905 (also titled Homestead), the gatepost has YWCA on it.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 03/Nov/2021 09:09:58

    Next door numerically - https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/33566730811/

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    Niall McAuley

    • 03/Nov/2021 09:19:16

    From Christ Church graveyard next door: Main Inscription on Headstone: - In Memoriam | MATILDA LOUISA BROWNE | daughter of | PETER BROWNE, Esq. | died 4th August 1891 | at West Malvern, Delgany | "Behold I come quickly". To left: - I have erected this monument in memory of my dear sister | MATILDA LOUISA | and also to my beloved mother | ELIZABETH BROWNE | widow of PETER BROWNE, Esq. | who died at W. Malvern, Delgany | 1st Feby. 1892, aged 87 years | "Rejoicing in the Lord" | H.P.BROWNE, F.R.C.S.E. Which suggests this census entry, House #43 in 1901.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 03/Nov/2021 09:32:31

    Deckchairs! In England, John Thomas Moore (1864-1929) took out a patent for adjustable and portable folding chairs in 1886, and started manufacturing them in Macclesfield.[3] Moore made two types: the Waverley, described as "the best ship or lawn tennis chair", and the Hygienic, which was a rocking chair "valuable for those with sluggish and constipated bowels". See - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deckchair

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    cargeofg

    • 03/Nov/2021 09:39:17

    Malvern House name plate is still in place on dashed wall in streetview.

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    suckindeesel

    • 03/Nov/2021 10:11:38

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] Note the ‘Homestead’ name plate on the gate. The YWCA came to Ireland in 1876 ywca.ie/about-us/brief-history/ and included the establishment of some holiday retreats, one of which in nearby Greystones still exists. In wonder if this explains the young women lounging around and the quantity of deckchairs about.

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    John Spooner

    • 03/Nov/2021 10:19:56

    Dublin Daily Express - Saturday 22 May 1880

    DELGANY, C0 WICKLOW, TO BE LET, moderate rent, for such terms as may be agreed on, Malvern, Delgany. It contains 30 apartments, including 5 sittingrooms and a large billiardroom. It stands in 5 acres and 34 perches of good land, and is well supplied with running and pipe water. It for many years has been used a Hydropathic Establishment. For particulars and terms apply to Mr Pennick, or ARTHUR JONES and SON, Agents, Stephen’s Green.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 03/Nov/2021 10:20:14

    From the YWCA site: The origins of the Irish association can be traced to a Prayer Union meeting at 15 Wicklow Street, Dublin, in 1872. Mrs Sullivan was appointed as the first President and, along with Miss Marrable, the association started to run Bible classes in Dublin. Many of our current activities have long-established historical roots. Holiday centres were established in 1893 at Coolnagreina in Greystones, County Wicklow (www.coolnagreina.ie)

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    cargeofg

    • 03/Nov/2021 10:24:53

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Yes deckchairs but more of them this week. Waverley is also the name of the last working seagoing paddle steamer which celebrates is 75th anniversary next year.

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    John Spooner

    • 03/Nov/2021 10:55:28

    From births marriages and deaths columns, at West Malvern, Dalgeny.

    Friday 15 November 1878 - Re H J & Mrs Sibthorp, the birth of a son. Wednesday 01 February 1882 - Death of Elizabeth Maud de Burgh, daughter of the late Rev William de Burgh, DD. Thursday 27 March 1890 - Rev George Gordon Tombe M.A. married Agatha, daughter of WIlliam de Burgh. Saturday 11 February 1922 (from Irish Society(Dublin)): Captain Clement W Newsam married Mrs Bertram W. Bourke at Delgany, because her late father, G. Neville Ussher, had lived for many years at Malvern. Tuesday 04 January 1927 - Francis Emma Ussher, Widow of George Neville Ussher died suddenly at West Malvern

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    Niall McAuley

    • 03/Nov/2021 11:06:15

    In the end, Dr Archer and his wife, Frances La Touche, gave up the struggle to maintain Bellevue and they vacated the house just before the First World War broke out. They moved into the village where they lived at Malvern

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    Niall McAuley

    • 03/Nov/2021 11:49:37

    So looking at the sequence of dates, this must be between 1901 and 1914?

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    suckindeesel

    • 03/Nov/2021 12:54:07

    So, later than 1893

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    Niall McAuley

    • 03/Nov/2021 13:01:03

    I went looking for a death record for Elizabeth Browne in 1892, and found two interesting details - Kate Doran, the servant in the 1901 census above, was present at her death 9 years earlier, and the Registrar of deaths who recorded it was.. Henry Peter Browne!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 03/Nov/2021 14:10:49

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Later than 1901, I think, since Henry Peter is still living there in the census.

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    suckindeesel

    • 03/Nov/2021 14:42:42

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley that was just based on when the YWCA began acquiring holiday sites, so later than that

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    Niall McAuley

    • 03/Nov/2021 15:35:41

    There is an entry in the calendar of wills for Henry Peter Browne late of West Malvern House Delgany who died on the 19 September 1905

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    Niall McAuley

    • 03/Nov/2021 15:54:27

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner] This image made it onto postcards, so was perhaps registered?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 03/Nov/2021 16:40:36

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia That next door numerically shot is before January 1908. This one is after 1905. If they are the same visit, they are both 1906-07.

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    John Spooner

    • 03/Nov/2021 16:42:51

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley There's nothing in the index for 'Delgany'

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    suckindeesel

    • 03/Nov/2021 17:00:06

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley It's described as an "old JK postcard* on the Delgany heritage site. The historical picture archive has the original and includes YWCA label

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