Tea House, Glencar, Co. Leitrim, 1990

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Where: Leitrim, Ireland

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When: 28 October 1990

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Taken by photographer, Mary Guckian, who noted that the house was "in use until 1970s - Family Siberry not interested in re-opening at present, despite suggestions from local councillor that cottage be re-built in former style."

You can compare this view of The Tea House at Glencar with its companion photo taken approximately 100 years earlier 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: Sunday, 28 October 1990 at 12:40

NLI Ref.: LPP_59/17

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    DannyM8

    • 29/Jan/2013 08:40:32

    The original photograph is slightly better in my opinion!

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    SolitudeWays.

    • 29/Jan/2013 08:44:04

    Magnifica!

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    J.o.t.a.

    • 29/Jan/2013 09:33:48

    Is sad to compare :(

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    colin.boyle4

    • 29/Jan/2013 12:07:50

    How sad. Ireland is full of this neglect.

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    victor98_2001

    • 29/Jan/2013 14:13:27

    nice shot

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    ccferrie

    • 29/Jan/2013 14:50:12

    If the location is correct on the companion photo comments then the house was rebuilt on the same footprint in the last 20 years

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 29/Jan/2013 21:48:14

    Not wishing to cast asparagus (a technical term), but I think Mary Guckian might have the wrong house in this shot. It looks like this was a two-storey building, and the rebuild on the StreetView looks older than 20 years. Hmmm ... ... Field trip required!

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 30/Jan/2013 03:04:04

    Not much of a tea house left by the looks of it. Too bad.

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    ccferrie

    • 30/Jan/2013 09:29:33

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia I had the same thought but I wouldn't overestimate the quality of the houses that were built in this country in the last 20 years. It probably would have got planning permission on the basis of a refurbishment of the "existing house" (even though the house might barely have fitted that description) which would explain why it has the same footprint, down to the position of the porch and the chimney.

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    nannyjean35

    • 31/Jan/2013 08:58:56

    such a pity, i think it would have looked lovely

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    Bahadur lal rajput koli

    • 06/Feb/2013 04:11:20

    Its images is very beautiful and nice i like it's very so much....

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    excellentzebu1050

    • 07/Feb/2013 20:58:41

    wonderful

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    Alpus

    • 13/Jun/2014 22:59:45

    Sad to compare. Great photo though.