Were this image in full living colour it would be 50 shades of green with a sprinkling of grey and perhaps blue from the bridge and the water. Given the fuzziness of the herbiage I suspect that the photographer was blessed with a breeze to keep him cool while setting up and taking the shot. But Tubbernasplink? Cavan is a county with a rich variety of names for townlands and places and this is one of the more curious ones.
Photographer: Robert French
Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection
Date: Circa 1865 - 1914
NLI Ref: L_IMP_4286
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
There is a Royal Plate version with less blur - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000319443 - which was used in this online book, 'Hutchinson's Britain Beautiful' Ed. Walter Hutchinson, 1920. See page 361 - archive.org/details/hutchinsonsbrita01hutc/page/360/mode/2up Which doesn't help with the date.
Not 100% sure this is the same bridge. Looking 50 shades of green in June 2015 via https://www.flickr.com/photos/eddieelm/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/eddieelm/24505720105/
I see it on the unlinkable 25" map, which is here on Google Maps, in what is now Dún a Rí Forest park. Yes, there it is on the 6" too.
The NIAH was a reference to a Well at this spot, but the associated info is not online. No date for the bridge. Class: Well Townland: CABRA Scheduled for inclusion in the next revision of the RMP: Yes Description: The Archaeological Survey of Ireland (ASI) is in the process of providing information on all monuments on The Historic Environment Viewer (HEV). Currently the information for this record has not been uploaded. To access available information for research purposes please make an appointment in advance with the Archive Unit (open Fridays 10.00 am – 5.00 pm), Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, The Custom House, Dublin 1 D01W6XO or email [email protected].
No streetview of the bridge, but here is a photosphere nearby showing steps and a sign for Wishing Well
A pic of the actual well, seems to be sourced from Facebook originally.
Now known as Rabbit Bridge ? how boring! Via https://www.flickr.com/photos/celtboy1888/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/celtboy1888/15806620202/ Via https://www.flickr.com/photos/dairequinlan/ in 2018 https://www.flickr.com/photos/dairequinlan/41601170460/
The old Irish name was Tobar na Splinne, the well of the cliff according to www.dunari.ie/places-of-interest.html
Hmmm, the blurb about nearby Cromwell's Bridge, said to overlook the well,
does not match this bridge in today's image.Strike that/reverse it. Today's image is Cromwell's Bridge overlooking the well, it is not the flatter bridge in Ed Maguires shot linked above. A tripadvisor image here
Or Sarah’s Bridge (1801)? youtu.be/YsdtWSze5Jc at 2:40
Folklore - www.dunari.ie/folklore.html
Sarah Bridge 1801 has a high-ish stone parapet - via https://www.flickr.com/photos/thatpatguy/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/thatpatguy/4006847481/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Correct. The well is close to Sarah's Bridge which is a shortish distance upstream from Rabbit Bridge.
I am still confused. The Lawrence photos appear to show a considerable 10m-or-so drop beneath the arch, not evident on any of the Flickr photos I have linked of Rabbit Bridge with the wooden rails. Maybe the Lawrence bridge is no longer there ?
Look who was nearby!
From Herr Mulligan's other shot: I think we can see that the flatter bridge is a tiny footbridge, aka the Rabbit Bridge upthread.
So today's shot is a reverse view of this one:
Phew! I am happy with Cromwell (not often you hear that!). Apologies for the wild goose chases, red herrings, and stone rabbits above.
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An account of a visit published in the Northern Standard on Saturday 25 November 1871
National Library of Ireland on The Commons
https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner good find