Whose lights are fled, whose garlands dead!

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Where: Ulster, Donegal, Ireland

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This is described as a monastic building in the catalogue but looks more like a fortified residence to this untrained eye. The STP is by far my favourite collection and this fine example with the three wasters chatting on the graves is a particularly fine example. The title is from Thomas Moore's song "Oft in the stilly night" as there is always a sadness to those places that were once hives of activity and now provide rest only for the dead and the crows!

Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton

Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence

Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection

Date: between ca. 1860-1883

NLI Ref: STP_1707

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