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Where: Stakes Restaurant, Bundoran, Donegal County, Ireland

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The catalogue description of this image suggests that it is a man standing on a castle, but the benefits of "Super Dooper Mega Zoom" (technical term) show that this is not the case. The man is sitting on a fairly modern building looking out over tidal flats with a town in the background. I suspect that this will take some time to identify but then the Lemur, Sharon or Niall are just as likely to make a liar out of me! Where is it?

And, with his first (and critical) hypothesis, John McK has established that this is Bundoran, County Donegal. Thanks John!


Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton

Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence

Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883

NLI Ref: STP_1439

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    derangedlemur

    • 02/Nov/2018 08:41:24

    Well, I don't recognise it, but I've got till Niall and Sharon get out of bed to see what I can figure out with a map. I suspect Strangford Lough though, so the map may not be much use.

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    domenico milella

    • 02/Nov/2018 08:55:36

    Congratulation for your beautiful Album.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 02/Nov/2018 09:11:50

    Doesn't ring any bells, but there are hills/mountains beyond which do not suggest Strangford Lough?

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    derangedlemur

    • 02/Nov/2018 09:21:49

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] True. Also, the sun/shadows suggest we're looking west along a north facing coast (I think).

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    John_A68

    • 02/Nov/2018 09:30:54

    Bundoran?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 02/Nov/2018 09:36:44

    I like Bundoran - the flats here look like rock rather than mud.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 02/Nov/2018 09:41:51

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] Bundoran it is.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 02/Nov/2018 09:51:44

    Streetview (Closest I could get - the photo was taken from further to the right).

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    Niall McAuley

    • 02/Nov/2018 09:52:33

    The yoke (technical term) he is on is still there: streetview. It is not on the 1837 6" map.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 02/Nov/2018 10:11:35

    Flickr is sometimes a-m-a-z-i-n-g! Via [https://www.flickr.com/photos/omahalibrary/] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/omahalibrary/3111272600/] Ed. 35 more Irish stereos in their album - www.flickr.com/photos/omahalibrary/sets/72157611295409940

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    abandoned railways

    • 02/Nov/2018 10:12:07

    goo.gl/maps/cL5yKmyuVuR2 Reverse view, from the church.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 02/Nov/2018 10:29:18

    I spy, with my little eye, a BILLIARD ROOM (by cheating and megazooming Sharon's linked Lawrence)

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    Niall McAuley

    • 02/Nov/2018 10:58:20

    And very well spotted [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] !!

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    John_A68

    • 02/Nov/2018 11:06:05

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] Thanks Niall, been patiently waiting for an opportunity to contribute for a long time :-) Definitely my favourite acct on Flickr.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 02/Nov/2018 11:23:00

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] John well done. We need a stronger commitment than "has to be" may we respectfully suggest "is" :)

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 02/Nov/2018 11:46:38

    Virtual Sticky Bundoran for [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] !

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    John_A68

    • 02/Nov/2018 11:47:03

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] Fixed that for you :-) :-)

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    Foxglove

    • 02/Nov/2018 11:51:53

    strictly come bundorran' there's a TV franchise in the making. another piece of geo/photo detection. always very impressed with the skills shown as I have yet to arise from the "bare foot and dog" beginners club

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    DannyM8

    • 02/Nov/2018 14:58:44

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/] Ahem Ahem. It's my job to find the Dogs!! I have no problem with the Bare Feet :-)

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    abandoned railways

    • 02/Nov/2018 18:58:42

    www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&... Christ Church has a date of construction 1850-1880, which replaced the chapel in ths picture.

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    O Mac

    • 02/Nov/2018 21:30:26

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/abandonedrailsireland] The church was further to the NE as can be seen here. Note castellated wall catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000318098

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    domenico milella

    • 03/Nov/2018 10:46:15

    Congratulation for your beautiful Album. Nice Week End.

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 06/Nov/2018 09:00:07

    remarkable image

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    John Spooner

    • 09/Nov/2018 17:19:51

    Here's an anaglyph from this pair. Red/green glasses required Bundoran anaglyph

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 13/Nov/2018 23:45:50

    Thanks [https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner]. I'll have to head back to 1983 to get a pair. (I think I remember a pair coming on the front of the RTÉ guide - in advance of a screening of some b-movie or or other :) )