The Queen she came to call on us, I'm glad she didn't fall on us!

Download this image

More from this collection

Related by When

Related by Where

Research Help!

Where: Unknown

Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.

When: Unknown

Try to find the date or year when this image was made.
It has been some time since we posted a photograph from the Clonbrock Collection and this one is that little bit different. A warship at anchor with the Royal Standard at the stern which would seem to indicate that the Queen was on board. The title comes from song, Monto,made famous by the Dubliners If you have a moment have a listen

Photographers: Dillon Family

Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon

Collection: Clonbrock photographic Collection

Date: Circa 1900

NLI Ref: CLON1756

You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at


Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
Views: 5671
theclonbrockphotographiccollection lukegeralddillon baronclonbrock augustacarolinedillon baronessclonbrock dillonfamily nationallibraryofireland warship atanchor royalstandard queenvictoria visittoireland royalnavy rn ship

Add Tags
  • profile


    • 16/Nov/2022 09:21:29

    Researchers Beware! There is a nearby photo with two very similar battleships - Also nearby Royal Yacht 'Victoria & Albert (II)', with a man and woman on the bridge - Wiki -

  • profile

    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 16/Nov/2022 09:27:17 The Krazy Kataloguers have led me astray once more. That is not the Royal STandard at the stern/stem as I thought. The Royal Standard denoting the presence of the monarch is rather more elaborate.

  • profile


    • 16/Nov/2022 09:31:08

    ... which might make the photos before 1901, when V&A II was replaced by V&A III ?

  • profile


    • 16/Nov/2022 09:31:58

    Magnifique navire

  • profile


    • 16/Nov/2022 09:47:16

    [] Yes! It is the White Ensign - The Krazy Kataloguers should have gone to spekksavers!

  • profile


    • 16/Nov/2022 11:16:33

    Most likely the visit of Queen Victoria to Dublin in April(?) 1900. Read All About It (via Trove) including - "... The arrival of the Channel Fleet in the bay on Sunday, and the booming of their guns increased the interest of the occasion. Trains, trams, and outside cars were called into requisition by those who went to Kingstown to see the magnificent battleships, which lay at anchor about a mile from the shore. ... See - The Channel Fleet at the time - included several Royal Sovereign Class ships with the distinctve side-by-side funnels -

  • profile

    John Spooner

    • 16/Nov/2022 12:11:11

    [] The picture with the couple on the bridge reminds me of this earlier visit (1849) with the Queen and Albert on the paddlebox Fond Farewell (picture on NLIreland's secret photostream)

  • profile

    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 16/Nov/2022 13:38:59 John, that one was posted 10 years ago!!

  • profile


    • 16/Nov/2022 20:19:00

    [] Some of these Flickr posts are almost as old as the photos! Local newspaper reports might have details of which ships from the Channel Fleet were in Dublin Bay. It seems the Dillons were on a large steamer, chuffing around with other gawpers. See the wake here - Aside - the NLI has digitized a couple of albums of the Queen's visit. The V&A II is recognisable -

  • profile


    • 16/Nov/2022 20:28:24

    We had extensive discussions about the Channel Squadron / Fleet in October 1899, six months earlier, here - [] See the 4+ big ships with side-by-side funnels in the background via megazoom -

  • profile


    • 16/Nov/2022 23:00:28

    I'm not a boat expert, but I think it's one of these: