Tea House, Glencar, Co. Leitrim, circa 1890

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Where: Leitrim, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1890

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This photo was taken probably by Robert French, chief photographer of William Lawrence Photographic Studios of Dublin.

You can compare this view of the The Tea House at Glencar with its companion photo 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.

Date: Circa 1890?

NLI Ref.: L_CAB_03549

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    mogey

    • 29/Jan/2013 09:36:51

    could this be it , rebuilt in original style. The mountain outline looks similar maps.google.ie/maps?q=Glencar+Lough&hl=en&ll=54.3...

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    billh35

    • 29/Jan/2013 09:41:27

    Still derelict I am afraid.

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    ccferrie

    • 29/Jan/2013 10:28:23

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/mogey] That's as close as Streetview will get to it - I think it may be further back off the road here maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V1,571986,843067,7,9 (PS That would make it in Sligo, not Leitrim)

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    Anewman1976

    • 29/Jan/2013 11:01:50

    When i pressed Glencar in the tags i found this, it looks like the same place. www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/6574746175/

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    John Spooner

    • 29/Jan/2013 11:14:42

    Inferred hat etiquette: Ladies, but not gentlemen, may remove their hats while enjoying afternoon tea. It seems they can also toss their titfers to the ground.

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    John Spooner

    • 29/Jan/2013 11:41:12

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Another picture with hats on the ground!

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 29/Jan/2013 11:49:47

    I think this may be it from the mountain shapes behind. Look at the great view to the left - a great place for a cuppa! GoogleMapsStreetView

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    John Spooner

    • 29/Jan/2013 11:53:51

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] And the lady about to serve the scones can be seen in the other Glencar Teahouse photo pouring tea (or pretending to - nothing is coming out of the spout)

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    Niall McAuley

    • 29/Jan/2013 12:53:01

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] That spot is also near where you would leave the road to climb to the Waterfall: GLENCAR WATERFALL / IRELAND

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    ccferrie

    • 29/Jan/2013 14:23:26

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] Yes, that fits with the OS Map as well. They are sitting on the lawn between the driveway and the footpath looking out over the lake, possibly after a visit to the Waterfall [http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley/] or maybe even a boat ride on the lake here

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    ccferrie

    • 29/Jan/2013 14:27:59

    ...and of course that would put it back in Co. Leitrim not Sligo!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 29/Jan/2013 15:26:45

    Thanks one and all! Added this, the 1990, and the "stray" Tea House one (which to my shame, I'd completely forgotten) to our Flickr Map...

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    maorlando - God keeps me as I lean on Him!!

    • 29/Jan/2013 19:00:57

    Lovely!!!

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 29/Jan/2013 22:01:37

    It looks like such an ideal place for enjoying the view of the lake and mountains with a cup of tea, fresh-baked scones and butter, home-made strawberry jam and a dollop of thick cream, the smell of newly-cut lawn and a turf fire, and some delicious gossip ... ... But the customers do not look at all happy - have the menfolk gone off fishing and walking without them, or what? The Grumps!

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    Inverarra

    • 30/Jan/2013 10:44:09

    The frozen look on the faces was probably because the photographer asked them to "freeze" as he was taking the photograph.

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    fiaflowers_

    • 02/Feb/2013 11:52:04

    Thank you for posting this, reading the story to this and about the later project is really fascinating!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 06/Feb/2013 12:02:52

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwwillow You're very welcome! Glad you like it...

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    cold measure

    • 27/Mar/2013 18:22:50

    This is in Sligo, and is up the road from the Barite Mines (1800's) and Grainne & Dermot's cave.

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    Oña Lavanda

    • 08/Oct/2013 01:16:12

    Beatiful photograph !!!!!!

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    niallio77

    • 06/May/2014 23:07:07

    amazing, i was just here the other day (it's Co Leitrim, but very near the Sligo border.) and there's a new teahouse currently under construction, but in modern style

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    niallio77

    • 06/May/2014 23:12:02

    Glencar Lough recently Glencar Loughh

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    jsb303

    • 12/Apr/2015 07:51:38

    If you smiled or even hinted at enjoying yourself whilst having your photograph taken in those days, you were looked upon as some kind of idiot.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 10/Jun/2018 16:39:12

    I am sure this is the place! Tea House