The Beech tree by the Brookes

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Yet another from the strange collection by the Irish Tourism Association Collection. A Beech tree planted by Henry Brooke, father of Charlotte and marking the site of their house in Corfad. When one reads the name Brooke the ancient province of Ulster comes to mind and although Cavan is south of the border when this tree was planted there was no border! Who were Henry and the, seemingly, more famous daughter Charlotte and does it still stand proudly today?

Photographer: Irish Tourism Association Photographer

Collection: Irish Tourism Association Photographic Collection

Date: 1943

NLI Ref: NPA ITA 45 (Box I)

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    suckindeesel

    • 15/Sep/2022 08:13:42

    ‘Reliques of Irish poetry: consisting of heroic poems, odes, elegies, and songs, translated into English verse: with notes explanatory and historical; and the originals in the Irish character. To which is subjoined an Irish tale. By Miss Brooke’ archive.org/details/reliquesofirishp02broo/page/n6/mode/1...

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    aidanhodson

    • 15/Sep/2022 08:15:48

    One of the roundabouts on the Longford bypass is named after her

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    Niall McAuley

    • 15/Sep/2022 08:53:35

    I can locate the Glebe House where father Henry Brooke was born. He returned to Mullagh years later after living in London, but I don't know where he lived then, when Charlotte was born.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 15/Sep/2022 09:01:47

    Nothing on the NIAH map.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 15/Sep/2022 09:02:27

    Does the description suggest that the house was no longer standing when the photo was taken?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 15/Sep/2022 09:22:15

    Rantavan House is a possibility, it is on the 1830s map.

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    suckindeesel

    • 15/Sep/2022 09:37:15

    A tree or two Google Earth Link earth.app.goo.gl/htS41v #googleearth

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 15/Sep/2022 09:59:13

    Using streetview, I combed the area looking for an old beech tree, but this beechcomber failed.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 15/Sep/2022 10:54:09

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Streetview 2009 says those trees are conkers!

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    suckindeesel

    • 15/Sep/2022 11:06:17

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ just a stab in the dark!

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    O Mac

    • 15/Sep/2022 16:14:42

    Charlotte Brooke was one of only two of Henry Brookes 22 children to survive into adulthood. Henry Brook was the first editor of the Freeman's Journal in 1763. Tree must be near on 200 years old in the photo.? www.cavanlibrary.ie/cavan-history/cavan-local-studies/cav...

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    suckindeesel

    • 15/Sep/2022 17:13:38

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Can live for up to 250 - 300 years, or even more

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    suckindeesel

    • 15/Sep/2022 17:18:39

    There are no ancient beeches recorded in the Rantavan area according to ati.woodlandtrust.org.uk/tree-search/?v=2143904&ml=ma...

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    @ttomab

    • 17/Sep/2022 04:11:22

    Nice Capture! Congratulations On Explore!

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    Flickr

    • 17/Sep/2022 04:15:21

    Congrats on Explore! ⭐ September 16, 2022

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    s0340248

    • 17/Sep/2022 04:34:03

    Glückwunsch zu Explore !

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    ·dron·

    • 17/Sep/2022 05:38:05

    Congrats on Explore!👍

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    Sigurd Krieger

    • 17/Sep/2022 06:01:14

    Congrats on Xplore!!

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    gato-gato-gato

    • 17/Sep/2022 07:47:35

    A fine picture!

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    Sue Milks

    • 17/Sep/2022 16:41:11

    Congratulations on Explore! Well deserved :-)

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    long.fanger

    • 17/Sep/2022 20:28:03

    Fantastic tree