Fahan in Lough Swilly.

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The pier at Fahan on Lough Swilly, Co. Donegal looks a lonely place in this beautiful Royal plate from the Lawrence Collection. Lough Swilly is famous for many things and one of the most famous is the kidnapping of Red Hugh O'Donnell there. If my memory holds good he was captured by a Carew and we visited the ancestral home of the Carew's earlier this week!

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Perhaps c.1870s-1890s

NLI Ref: L_ROY_01257

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    abandoned railways

    • 30/Nov/2018 08:56:47

    This was one of several sidings in Ireland that used horse power.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 30/Nov/2018 08:57:05

    Streetview 25" map The railway dates from 1864, no help.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 30/Nov/2018 08:57:22

    Streetview - goo.gl/maps/mhwa6DRPKPv [snap @ [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] ]

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 30/Nov/2018 09:09:32

    There is a stereo pair, seconds earlier or later (see the sail on the boat) - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000559987

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 30/Nov/2018 09:40:38

    Flickr is sometimes amazing! In 2016 via [https://www.flickr.com/photos/dantheman44/] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/dantheman44/24425077219/]

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    abandoned railways

    • 30/Nov/2018 10:54:21

    The Line through Fahan opened in 09.09.1864, closing to passengers on 06.09.1948. Goods in 08.08.1953. Fahan, Fahan Junction and Fahan Pier.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 30/Nov/2018 11:02:55

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] The Stereo Pair is good for dating: the Eblana collection is dated 1870-1890, but I think this actually means "probably 1880s".

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    DannyM8

    • 30/Nov/2018 11:04:05

    Is that a Dog near the end of the wooden fence??

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    Niall McAuley

    • 30/Nov/2018 11:32:34

    L_ROY_03964 is a reverse view and is after 1875 from the buildings shown. The sailing ship Welcome is shown, but it is not the same as in today's, it is a real ship with three masts.

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    dearbhaile2

    • 30/Nov/2018 12:11:20

    fireboxgrill.com/gallery/#5683-main-gallery/6696

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    dearbhaile2

    • 30/Nov/2018 12:14:16

    apparently the railway station was the first to have electric light, see previous post.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 30/Nov/2018 12:18:10

    French was here years later: in L_ROY_01256 we see paddle steamers (I think the closest is the Innishowen), but also cattle pens, seen on the 25" but not in today's shot. PS Innishowen. Builders: Napier Shanks & Bell, Yoker 1881. Propulsion type: Paddle, single cylinder diagonal. Owners: Lough...