A rather grim looking Middleton College in Cork set high on the ridge looks rather more like a fortress than a place of learning. To add to that impression are the barred windows at ground level which makes one wonder if this was a Borstal or place of detention. Then again some former residents of boarding schools might have felt that they were more imprisoned than paying guests?
Fogra. Our good friend An Poc ar Buile questioned the title and name of the "Irish Tourism Association" and his research indicated that it should have been "Tourist" instead. We made contact with the chief of the Krazy Kataloguers and she confirmed that it was indeed Tourist. Someone had made a typo along the way. Many thanks for the help and guidance.
In acknowledgement of the assistance provided here is the song about the name! www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSA6kph-bNU
Photographer: Robert French
Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection
Date: Circa 1865 - 1914
NLI Ref: L_IMP_3820
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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