Great crack in Rossbeg, Westport.

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Where: Connaught, County Mayo, Ireland

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What a lovely day to take a little visit to our West coast and to Mayo in particular. It is a part of the Island that is very popular from a tourism perspective. I believe it is on the Wild Atlantic Way which we have seen become more and a part of our tourism offering over the past 10 to 15 years.

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Circa 1865 - 1914

NLI Ref: L_IMP_1262

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    Niall McAuley

    • 16/Aug/2023 10:15:11

    Similar skyline here in L_ROY_00149 Croagh Patrick, Westport, Co. Mayo and a whole lot more.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 16/Aug/2023 10:22:24

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Very much so.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 16/Aug/2023 10:28:12

    I can't get a streetview from up on the hill, but this one is the right sightline: across the water with the peak of Croagh Patrick just left of thet bend in the coast road.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 16/Aug/2023 10:28:34

    I presume https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia is watching the Australia v England game.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 16/Aug/2023 10:33:13

    None of the houses visible are any help for dating per the NIAH.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 16/Aug/2023 10:42:20

    When checking the catalogue near the one below, I commented: No dateable shots in the archive nearby. 1281 is achill with a brand new station of 1895. Stone walls and the grass is green

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 16/Aug/2023 10:47:00

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] He is. Well, sort of ... Mr French / Lawrence had two Royal plates of the same view, but I haven't found the Cabinet size yet - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000325776 catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000325779 Edit - and another Royal with different titling - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000322052 AND there is a not-quite-reverse-ish view trifecta - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000329534 Imperial catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000325781 Royal catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000333469 Cabinet - which all have a side-car and jarvey which looks a lot like young Mr Jaunty ?? Early 1890s ??

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    suckindeesel

    • 16/Aug/2023 12:23:58

    The folly on the hill www.buildingsofireland.ie/buildings-search/building/31211...

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    John Spooner

    • 16/Aug/2023 17:16:26

    The crenelated building just to the left of the great crack is still there, but the grounds seem to have been neglected. Streetview As is the big house near the shore further along

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    suckindeesel

    • 16/Aug/2023 21:03:15

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/29809546@N00/] That would be Cherry Cottage www.buildingsofireland.ie/buildings-search/building/31211... I think that folly atop the hill belonged to it. Occupied by various Land Agents for the Marquesses of Sligo

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    suckindeesel

    • 16/Aug/2023 21:11:34

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/32162360@N00/ The houses on the other side of the bay in the reverse views are all dated 1841 - 1897, rather a wide range, which probably just means they were absent on the 6” and shown on the 25”

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    John Spooner

    • 16/Aug/2023 21:16:40

    Mayo Constitution - Tuesday 07 March 1865

    DESIRABLE RESIDENCE. IN THOROUGH REPAIR. TO LET, For such Terms as may be agrceed upon, CHERRY COTTAGE, The residence of the late Georgege Hildebrand. Esq. situate on the Sea Side, at ROSSBEG, distant about 1 mile from Westport, commanding a beautiful view of Clew Bay, aud surrounding mountain scenery. contains Drawing and Dining Rooms, four Red Rooms, and Water Closet, Kitchen. Larder, Pantry, and Store Rooms Servants Apartments, Stabling for Horses, Coach House. Laundry, and Turf shed, with plentiful supply of water, fruit Garden, Lawn and grass for a cow; can had furnished or unfurnished, or the furniture, which is very superior, may be taken at valuation. For further particulars Apply to Mrs, HILDEBRAND, Cherry Cottage, Westport

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    suckindeesel

    • 16/Aug/2023 23:26:44

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/29809546@N00/ The widow moves on “with a succession of Land Agents for the Marquesses of Sligo including George Hildebrand (1798-1863) 'late of Cherry Cottage Westport in the County of Mayo”

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    Flickr

    • 17/Aug/2023 04:15:13

    Congrats on Explore! ⭐ August 16, 2023

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    s0340248

    • 17/Aug/2023 04:59:25

    Glückwunsch zu Explore !

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    ·dron·

    • 17/Aug/2023 05:33:26

    Congrats on Explore!👍

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 17/Aug/2023 07:28:47

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner Thanks for commenting on the Great crack, I was wondering if it had gone totally unnoticed!

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    kiradu

    • 17/Aug/2023 08:25:43

    Congratulations on Explore!

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    Marut Rata

    • 17/Aug/2023 11:35:13

    Great job 👍✨Congratulations on EXPLORE!✨🍃

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    vitomanfreda

    • 17/Aug/2023 19:57:16

    Very nice.