Yesterday we had a castle that wasn't a castle but there is no doubting that today we have a real live dining room. The subject is the Dining Room in Carton House near Maynooth in County Kildare. Festooned with portraits of ladies and gentlemen when dining all eyes would be on the diner!
Photographer: Robert French
Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection
Date: Circa 1865 - 1914
NLI Ref: L_IMP_2285
You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
Reverse-ish in 2012 via https://www.flickr.com/photos/lizinitaly/ who is always amazing! https://www.flickr.com/photos/lizinitaly/6706904003/
Clock says 12:00 noon. Luncheon for one, please James!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia thank you --I blush!
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/lizinitaly] There is a Lawrence reverse-ish view. I think it is a different day/visit because of the carpets and table settings - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000325980 "The FitzGeralds of Carton House – a deeply dysfunctional family" ... www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/the-fitzgeralds-of-carto... Edit: No, here is the neighbouring reverse view, with luncheon for one, and the clock at noon again - L_IMP_2284 - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000328506
So where did they keep the big dining table when it wasn’t in use? See www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/royal-and-noble/an-i...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Each of the seven separate tables folded upright and had castors. So, no problem for the legion of servants to wheel away for storage
There is a long sequence of Carton house Imps. Immediately before it, there is L_IMP_2277 The folks pictured may be the Colthurst family, linked in the 1911 census. If the Gentleman pictured is George St. John, 6th baronet, the pic would be around 1890-1900? After the sequence is a pic of Maynooth campus after the 1891 church.