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Glencar Lake, Glencar, brings us back once again to the lovely and much maligned County Leitrim. Jokes such as "even the snipe wear wellingtons in Leitrim" give the impression of an unlovely and unloved county. However, as this and yesterday's photo show, such is far from the truth. We appear to have Mr. French's mode of transport parked conveniently as a gentleman fishes nearby!

While the label on the slide says Sligo, and the view if clearly of Leitrim, this may be because Mr French was standing in one county while photographing the other. (The suggestion being that he was all but straddling the border between the two). Apart from location, some of today's conversation involved a revisit to previous images of the nearby Glencar Tea House - with some updates to the notes/discoveries over there......


Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914

NLI Ref: L_CAB_02959

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    domenico milella

    • 25/Jan/2018 09:08:08

    Congratulation for your beautiful Album.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 25/Jan/2018 09:18:00

    The hedgerows have grown up in the interim, so I don't know if we'll get an exact match in Streetview for a location, but this is nice even if it is not exact...

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    wanderingshanedotcom

    • 25/Jan/2018 09:26:48

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] This is pretty much the best view. I took a step back and lined up the wall which is still there today. www.google.ie/maps/@54.3403181,-8.3727817,3a,75y,273.37h,...

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 25/Jan/2018 09:52:18

    Very close to these two - [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/6574746175/][https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/8425555693/]

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    Niall McAuley

    • 25/Jan/2018 09:52:22

    Carol notes a camera on the back of the jaunting car, but the gentleman sitting with it is wearing a top hat, so not Jaunty. This may be Mr. French himself? For reference, here is jaunty in Donegal: General View, Bruckless, Co. Donegal

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    Niall McAuley

    • 25/Jan/2018 10:36:00

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] I think we can ID the family in the teahouse shot as the Sibberys (spelled Siberry these days). See comments over there.

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 25/Jan/2018 11:20:07

    great photo, would look great in colour

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 25/Jan/2018 11:36:43

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] Terrific! [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Flickr is sometimes amazing - in 2015 via [https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidjherman/] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidjherman/22287597846/] Heaps more in all weathers at www.flickr.com/search/?text=glencar%20lough

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    sam2cents

    • 25/Jan/2018 12:12:13

    Beautiful composition, and a moment in time. Photographs really are amazing things.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 25/Jan/2018 14:34:58

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] Niall, if this is a Cabinet size shot, does that make the camera we see an Imperial size camera? [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]]

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    Inverarra

    • 25/Jan/2018 17:43:10

    Leitrim is one of loveliest counties in Ireland. The song was spot on.

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    swordscookie back and trying to catch up!

    • 25/Jan/2018 18:35:51

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] Carol Maddock: There seem to be three sizes of cameras in use by French - Cabinet, Royal and Imperial. The majority of the images in the catalogue are either cabinet (the smaller size) or Royal! He seems to use the cabinet for more difficult to get places or quick snaps. The camera on display looks too big to be a cabinet and unlikely to be Imperial so I would think that the camera is a Royal!!!!

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    O Mac

    • 25/Jan/2018 20:20:46

    Leitrim huh! The OS map not only tells us that the view is of Sligo but that French himself was standing in Co Sligo when he took the photograph.....just. That wall above and county boundary are clearly marked... maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V2,574544,843612,12,9 www.google.ie/maps/@54.3403495,-8.3919045,3a,75y,230.98h,...

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 25/Jan/2018 21:52:08

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Aha! That makes more sense. The dark conical hill which shows in the modern view(s) is then in the right place. Several of the 'Similar Items' are also unsure if they are Leitrim or Sligo. If you are standing in Leitrim and take a photo towards Sligo, which it is?!

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    O Mac

    • 25/Jan/2018 22:15:05

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] If you are in Leitrim and take a photo of Sligo?... Robbery.

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    bennybulb

    • 25/Jan/2018 22:37:35

    www.facebook.com/teashed.glencar/ the family still run a tea shop (newly built and modern) at the same location. beautiful spot and have spent many hours shooting around there.

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    pilaraf14

    • 25/Jan/2018 23:37:19

    Beautiful photo!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 26/Jan/2018 00:36:42

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] I really don't think we'll get a perfect location match here, the trees have changed the views too much. And it doesn't matter much - any close match is close enough.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 26/Jan/2018 00:59:13

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] - Standing in one county while photographing another - I like that theory. Certainly, as you suggest, the OS map would seem to agree....

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    davidsargeant.com

    • 13/Feb/2018 03:45:04

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] www.flickr.com/photos/jacksonstreet/40202619372/in/datepo...

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 13/Feb/2018 09:39:38

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/jacksonstreet] Great job

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 13/Feb/2018 10:55:33

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/jacksonstreet] very nice