Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
nothing like a haunted image :)
well I don't know much about Ireland's geography... but the building reminds me of Ashford castle in Co, Mayo.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tj_q8 Def not Ashford Castle but there is a resemblance.
Not Ashford Castle! Go south, young men...
hmm South? ... Galway?
lol my geo isnt that good now ....
what do we have souther?? ... limerick? cork? hmm clare?
ughh ... just visited ireland twice lol
Looking at the flower/vegetable beds in the foreground it appears to be an horticultural/agricultural establishment or a seminary with leanings in that direction. I don't think I've ever been there and I probably could rule out most of north Munster - Limerick, Clare and north Tipp, but I could be wrong - AGAIN!
Queen's (now University) College, Cork?
Too easy lads. That's the quadrangle at UCC in Cork.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/skink74 Huzzah, you just pipped http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]! It is indeed UCC, formerly Queen's College Cork... Thanks a million!
lol hey! I said Cork!
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/skink74] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] Indeed. 80 seconds too late. (If I hadn't taken the time to source my proofs I'd have had my "first"!) :)
FYI: By way of confirmation, here's a version of the same image (with visible label on photo).
OS 25" link
I mainly got it from the resemblance to my old haunt, QUB...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tj_q8 You did, but also mentioned Limerick and Clare! :D
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Next time! Nice to see with the label, but sans Gardener...
lol yeh i was trawling the answers lol
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland I was right too! In Limerick we always knew that UCC was a hotbed of agricultural pursuits;-) I must admit it came to mind but while I took part in sports against College I was never on campus!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley That is one beautiful map, Niall, thanks!
Isn't it a shame I don't have an accurate location for the Glenariff pic next door... (my idea of a subtle hint)
Had another look at the super duper high-res image and spotted a beehive. Have added some notes on this photo. If it was just a teeny bit clearer, we'd be able to make out all the plants. It'd be amazing to have a record of what was planted there at that time...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/swordscookie A "hotbed of agricultural pursuits"! Do tell... :)
If it is beside a college ... I would say then it is a botanical garden (i.e. for studies and research) ... thus I won't emphasize on food products for example... it can be anything. Specially that you marked a sign with some "order". lol do farmers mark their products in orders and families? :)
By the way... I was trying to find more info about the order Polycalaceae, but didn't find anything... on Wikipedia however it is suggested as Polygalaceae.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tj_q8 Thanks for that. It was a little blurry. Have changed in tags and on note...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland You're too young for that sort of thing;-)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland fáilte romhat :)
I'm checking native plants to Ireland of that family (not order, according to wikipedia), seems the most common plant under this family (which can be found in Ireland) is Milkwort.
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/tj_q8] RE: "I would say then it is a botanical garden (i.e. for studies and research) "
Agreed. By way of support, to the right and behind the photographer is (was) the biology building. (I say "was" because that building was knocked-down in the early part of the 21st C. Some years after I left UCC myself).
It's also worth noting that behind the hedge (on front of the building with the chimneys on the right) is what is still called the "president's garden". The president's office is in that building with the chimneys. The presidents garden is traditionally where staff, class and confering photos were taken. Like this nice one from 1909. These days the larger group photos get taken elsewhere. But it's still traditional for people to get individual and smaller group portraits taken on front of these doors.
FYI. Cork City Library (not quite as salubrious as "library towers", but a great resource none-the less) has quite a few aerial photos of Cork from the 1930s and 1940s. Some taken by the Defence Forces. Others by private companies like "Aerofilms" and the like. AAAANYWAY, here's an aerial photo of the college surrounds from the 1940s. The garden from the NLI photo is the open expanse at the "tip" of the arm of the east wing of the quadrangle. Above the dark area of trees. The biology building (with accompanying greenhouse) is is seen "above" this expanse. (And "below" the church building - which is the Honan chapel). The Honan Chapel is still there. The biology building and greenhouse was demolished in recent decades.
Carol, I reckon some of the lads here should or could be employed by the an Garda Siochana in detection tasks, because their talents are well justified on here!
I will be a.w.k. for a while - someone else will have to look up the OS 25" maps for a couple of weeks. I'll correct everyone when I get back :)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland I was concentrating on the 'Glenariff pic next door'. I have the location as close as the map will allow me. I can't believe how close my photo is to the original.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/photoken04 You're right, but thankfully they're helping us out instead!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Off gallivanting without so much as a by your leave! Honestly, just can't get the staff these days... :)
Reproduced in Colm Lincoln's Steps & Steeples : Cork at the Turn of the Century, Dublin : O'Brien Press, 1981, p. 76.