This photo was taken in the late 19th century, probably by Robert French, chief photographer of William Lawrence Photographic Studios of Dublin.
You can compare this view with its companion photo next door taken approximately 100 years later as part of the Lawrence Photographic Project 1990/1991, where one thousand photographs from the Lawrence Collection in the National Library of Ireland were replicated a hundred years later by a team of volunteer photographers, thereby creating a record of the changing face of the selected locations all over Ireland.
For further information on the Lawrence Photographic Project, read all about it on our NLI Blog
Our thanks to beachcomberaustralia
for an image of Waterfoot produced using Google Earth
Date: Circa 1890
NLI Ref.: L_ROY_02300
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons