Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
Monorail! (on the OSI 25" map)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Did you know the Simpson's Monorail episode just hit its 20th anniversary?
This monorail used to run between Listowel and Ballybunion, bringing people to the seaside, etc. People had to be equally balanced on both sides. There is a fantastic museum in Listowel which has parts of the monorail to be viewed and you can even get a drive in it. They also have a video showing footage from the early 1900's. Its a fantastic place to visit with very enthusiastic and lovely staff.
The railway opened in 1888.
Thanks https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley - description tweaked!
This shot of Ballybunion was taken from the church tower seen in the backround: