Lawrence takes us on a visit to a Garinish Island that is more muckheap than garden. Is this now part of the fabulous gardens???
I am with sharon.corbet
with regards to the inadequacies of some of the mapping systems, the flicker system has no entry whatsoever for Garnish Island.
The best comment in my opinion was posted by John Spooner
wherein he relates an extract from:
"Our Autumn Trip through Munster part VI" which was published in The Huddersfield Chronicle and West Yorkshire Advertiser on Saturday, November 21, 1863
I have spoken of the little island with the Martello tower, lying about a mile down the Bay, from Glengariff, it is called Garnish Island. You may have a boat at the inn-door, and sail down to the place, and be back in less than an hour, and it is well worthy of a visit. A little two-oared boat swiftly bore us thither, and the boatman told us how that the tower there was built " for fear of the French;" for the year after "the invasion," fortifications were erected along the Bay, and on most of the islands. We landed at a rude jetty, rather hurriedly as the boatmen seemed to think, for one of them exclaimed: "Aisy, aisy, Sir! betther be sure than sorry," - a good maxim, worthy of being noted, like those of captain Cuttle.
The "invasion" referred to (as the article explains) was the attempt in 1796 to land a Fench army of 15000 men (with arms for 50000 more) in Bantry Bay.
Photographer: Robert French
Collection: The Lawrence Photograph Collection
Date: between ca. 1865-1914
NLI Ref: L_ROY_08685
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