A "Disney" style castle in Rosturk, Co. Mayo looks like it's leaning to the Clare side but perhaps Mr. French was "ar meisce"? It's amazing how many of these follies appear to have been built in an attempt to create a time long past. This is clearly somebodies extravagant expenditure on a building to make themselves look important - but perhaps Morrning Mary is just being cynical???
Happy St. Valentines Day to all, go easy on the chocolates!
Photographer: Robert French
Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection
Date: Circa 1865 - 1914
NLI Ref: L_IMP_1273
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At the NIAH. an estate having historic connections with the Stoney family including Lieutenant-Commander Robert Vesey Stoney RNVC (1903-44), killed in action in Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa, during the Second World War (1939-45); and Lieutenant-Commander Robert Oliver Vesey Stoney (1928-97). Streetview stops at the gate. This photosphere captures the castle from the shore.
When you look it up on the map you can clearly see that whoever built it wanted to be far away from everyone and to have a decent set of walls to keep them out - if they came calling!
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Just the staff at home in 1911.
Robert Vesey Stoney died at Bath. From his obituary in the Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Saturday 15 March 1924:
As a result of the occupation in 1922:(Freeman's Journal - Tuesday 17 April 1923)
At thepeerage: Robert Vesey Stoney 1928-1997 Robert Vesey Stoney 1903-1944 Robert Vesey Stoney 1841-1924 The eldest was probably owner of the castle throughout the possible date range, but he had two other homes, at Inisherkin Co. Mayo and Knockadoo Co. Roscommon.
History from Benita Stoney - look out there is a surprise at 06:25 !! - youtu.be/V7ekzRykQdU
Here are R Vesey and Robert V in 1911, visiting another Stoney in Offaly, along with wife and mother Phoebe.
logainm suggests Ros Toirc is a wooded headland.
Flickr is sometimes completely amazing! An album of old and new Rosturk photos via [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/] flic.kr/s/aHsjSnTN4X including c. 1940 - [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12518127213/in/album-72157640897655653/]
What shiny top hat!(Daily Mirror - Saturday 05 November 1927)
1903 birth of Robert V at Rosturk Castle. Likewise older brother Thomas in 1898. Thomas dies in action at 19 in WW1, a Lieutenant in the Irish Guards.Brother Robert Vesey dies at 44 in WW2.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Noted!!
I wonder where the Vesey came from. Winifred Mandeville's stepmother had Vesey connection.
Not much dating info in IMP shots leading up to this one, mostly Mayo landscapes. Paging forwards, the first useful one is L_IMP_1281, Railway terminus, Achill Sound. The railway opened in 1895, and looks brand new there, not a weed growing on it.
There are L_ROYs and L_CABs from the same day, but likewise, paging around near them gives nothing more dateable than the finished but new railway at Achill and Newport.
I see that condensed script titling again. Voting for early 1890s. Possibly. Perhaps. Maybe.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner Looking back in thepeerage, John Stoney, father of the Robert Vesey born 1841, married Mary Frances Elwood, whose mother was Anna Jane Vesey. So the first Robert Vesey got the Vesey from his maternal grandmother. I don't see any Lord Veseys back there, more clergymen.
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] (Irish Independent - Wednesday 04 September 1974)
A very happy Valentine's day to you!
John Spooner Very good!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner That is a great find John. It looks like the Veseys continued the possession/breeding of Jack Russells right up to the present day!
I'm so happy to see this level of skilled detective work thriving! Would any of you be interested in meeting up? I'm the new director of flickr.org (and started Flickr Commons, which this account belongs to), and I'd love to hear more about your experience as photo sleuths! If so, do please write to me - either a FlickrMail, or glo - at - flickr.org... Thanks!!