The Abbey, Sligo aka Dominican Friary

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Where: Sligo, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1875

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Asked if anyone had any idea as to where this was (for once I did know something you didn't know, but thought you might like a challenge). However, ccferrie despatched this one in 21 minutes!

Clockwise from top left: Exterior from south-west; The Nave; The Choir; The Cloisters.

Date: 1863-1880

NLI Ref: STP_3007

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    ccferrie

    • 22/Apr/2013 08:06:53

    Claregalway Abbey? EDIT: No, Dominican Friary, Sligo archiseek.com/2009/dominican-friary-sligo-co-sligo/#.UXTv...

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    ccferrie

    • 22/Apr/2013 08:09:40

    Streetview

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    ccferrie

    • 22/Apr/2013 08:12:01

    1910 25" OS Map

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    mogey

    • 22/Apr/2013 08:19:32

    well done!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 22/Apr/2013 08:36:31

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Yes, as http://www.flickr.com/photos/mogey said, well done! Though was hoping it wouldn't prove quite so easy peasy... :) (Took you 21 minutes by my reckoning)

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    ccferrie

    • 22/Apr/2013 08:44:07

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland You'll have to blame http://www.flickr.com/photos/archiseek/ for having such a comprehensive collection of images on line! :-)

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 22/Apr/2013 08:50:53

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Shakes fist at http://www.flickr.com/photos/archiseek/!! :)

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 22/Apr/2013 11:25:39

    More history the Abbey - www.thevoid.plus.com/sligoabbey.htm . Most histories say that Lord Palmerston restored the Abbey in 1850 - it doesn't look like it in these photos. From Wikipedia - " Bram Stoker, whose mother came from Sligo,[clarification needed] has cited ghost stories about the abbey as part of the inspiration for his infamous novel, Dracula ... "

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    archiseek

    • 22/Apr/2013 12:36:01

    shrugs.... :) similar angle from a Gallaher Cigarette Card archiseek.com/wp-content/gallery/ireland-gallaher/248.jpg

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    John Spooner

    • 22/Apr/2013 18:33:52

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Sounds like they never quite got round to it. Freeman's Journal, Tuesday, October 29, 1850, quoting The Champion

    THE ABBEY OF SLIGO - We are glad to perceive that several repairs have been made to the abbey. Lord Palmerston has given directions to restore it as much as possible, and his agent here is strictly carrying out his lordship's wishes. Several old houses, obstructing the view of this fine old building, have been thrown down, and it is now enclosed by a large wall, surmounted with an iron paling, admitting a perfect view of the edifice. The ground immediately inside this wall has been planted, and every exertion is being made to make the "Sligo Abbey" as interesting as possible to the townspeople.
    The stone wall and the ion paling are visible in the top-right photo. The Pall Mall Gazette, March 26, 1866
    The High Sheriff of the County of Sligo has offered £100 as a commencement of a subscription towards the renovation of Sligo Abbey, as a memorial of Lord Palmerston, the deceased statesman having often himself , it is stated, expressed a wish to restore the edifice
    Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (Dublin, Ireland), Monday, February 1, 1897 reporting on questions in parliament:
    In answer to Mr Collery Mr Hanbury said - I have just received a telegram from the Board of Works on this subject. The Board understand that the order closing the old Sligo Abbey as a place of interment was issued early in 1895. The ruins, which are vested in the Board of Works, were repaired by the late Lord Mount Temple. Further work considered desirable has been postponed owing to the condition of the graveyard, but will be carried out gradually as the condition of the graveyard admits of it

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 22/Apr/2013 22:09:23

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner] Brilliant research, thanks! The second quote even reached The Argus newspaper in Melbourne, Victoria in July 1866 - trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/5767034

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 22/Apr/2013 22:20:22

    I see the NLI site calls this a "polyspic stereograph" which manages to confuse The Great God of Google (hooray!). Does anybody know how they worked? A special viewer required? Four eyes? etc etc?

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    John Spooner

    • 23/Apr/2013 05:04:43

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia That paragraph also appeared verbatim in the Liverpool Mercury (March 27th), the Bradford Observer (March 29th) and on March 31st in Cheshire Observer and Chester, Birkenhead, Crewe and North Wales Times The Huddersfield Chronicle and West Yorkshire Advertiser The Lancaster Gazette, and General Advertiser for Lancashire, Westmorland, Yorkshire, &c and The Wrexham Advertiser, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Shropshire, Cheshire & North Wales Register I suppose that was the 1866 equivalent of 'going viral', but it bypassed southern and eastern England on its way down under.

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

    • 23/Apr/2013 06:37:04

    Reminds me very much of the Abbey ruins at Cong in County Mayo.