Renaissance Residence as Rustic Rural Retreat?

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Where: 20 Lacora Glen, Castletowndelvin, Co. Westmeath, Ireland

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When: Unknown

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A visit to the Mason Collection today and to a very fancy "Hatters Castle" type dwelling in County Westmeath. While it looks formidable those windows and doors probably indicate that it was never intended to repel anything other than the weather. Is it still standing and where is/was it?

sharon.corbet raises interesting points. Firstly she thinks that this photo is reversed and I am inclined to agree with her. Secondly she believes this photo is some form of a cropped (and reversed) version of L_CAB_03197 and again we fully accept her proposition.

The above points do beg the question as to the relationships between the different photographers, why? how? does Mason end up with a Lawrence generated negative?

sharon.corbet DannyM8 O Mac Niall McAuley BeachcomberAustralia I think it is a dog and he/she has moved before L_CAB_03198 was snapped.

Photographer: Thomas H. Mason

Collection: Mason Photographic Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1890-1910

NLI Ref: M24/61/13

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    O Mac

    • 07/Mar/2018 09:04:43

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] is sometimes amazing... www.flickr.com/photos/photographicstate/3362345713/in/pho...

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    Carol Maddock

    • 07/Mar/2018 09:13:04

    Bualadh bos, [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]]! And lovely 'lliteration, Mary!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 07/Mar/2018 09:27:02

    Per the NIAH: built between 1867-76 ... One of the last great Victorian castles/country houses to be built in Ireland during a period when the great houses were in terminal decline.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 07/Mar/2018 09:28:57

    Built for Lord Greville, see yesterdays notes for details on him.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 07/Mar/2018 09:31:53

    Perhaps this 32 windower in the 1901 census? Still no Grevilles, just staff, with Richard Taylor the Butler as Head of Household.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 07/Mar/2018 09:36:11

    Not even a Butler by 1911, just a 75 year old housekeeper and a gamekeeper.

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    Foxglove

    • 07/Mar/2018 09:39:15

    at last my knights! Camelot !

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    Niall McAuley

    • 07/Mar/2018 09:39:40

    Google plebview.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 07/Mar/2018 10:08:14

    We've come across it before: [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/28617896433/]

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    sharon.corbet

    • 07/Mar/2018 10:21:00

    This picture seems to be reversed, the small extension should be on the left of the front door, not the right, as in the Lawrence photo, and in the "additional views" on the NIAH page [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] linked to above.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 07/Mar/2018 10:23:10

    In fact, I suspect it is a cropped, reversed version of this Lawrence photo.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 07/Mar/2018 11:12:05

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] is always amazing! Well done the Professor!

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    O Mac

    • 07/Mar/2018 12:33:01

    Do I see a dog on the porch or is it a wee pawn to go with this rook?

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    sharon.corbet

    • 07/Mar/2018 15:35:30

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] I was trying to figure that out earlier. I think it is a dog that moved its head during the exposure, but I'm not certain. Whatever it is, it's not in all the photos of Clonyn Castle.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 07/Mar/2018 16:50:54

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet] Could be, a black dog sitting looking at the camera.

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    DannyM8

    • 07/Mar/2018 17:25:07

    It might be a dog, then again it might not.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 07/Mar/2018 20:25:00

    Perhaps they were cloning in Clonyn. You never know what you'll find once you start delving in Delvin. The Beast from Westmeath!

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    KenjiB_48

    • 08/Mar/2018 00:45:20

    I wonder if one still had to get a License (Licence) to Crenellate at that time ;-)

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 08/Mar/2018 07:20:00

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Ken, I will send a note to the County Council :)

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 08/Mar/2018 07:21:29

    Thank you for the comments, summary and map have been updated.