Is that our young friend "Jaunty"? With a moustache ...
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I believe that bridge is over the charmingly named Sruffaunatooreen stream.
Neither the road or bridge are on the 1830s 6", but I don't see a date for them yet.
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The bridge is well-built -
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I had lunch at Lough Inagh Lodge which is very near to here only a few weeks ago, a very pleasant experience.
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] I am not subscribing to your Mustached Jaunty theory.
I believe this was one of the many roads that Alexander Nimmo designed and had built when he was Engineer to the Western District, a post created under the "Act for the Employment of the Poor in certain Districts of Ireland" in 1822.
Thanks [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] - That is pretty amazing alright! An almost exact match :)
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[https:[email protected][email protected]... waiving all formalities, they allowed the peasants to push their carriage up the hills" !! And granted royal clemency to an old woman's husband ...
The Benna Beola Mountains (Twelve Bens ) are composed principally of hard, resistant quartzites of the Dalradian age. formed about 540 million years ago. The photograph has to have been taken some time after that.
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] There's a photo in the UK National Archives described as : 'Photograph. their Majesties King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra being escorted up the hill by the peasantry to the Connemara Marble Quarries Recess, County Galway, Ireland, on July 29th 1903' The copyright owner and author of the work is Herbert Edward Haffield, of 7 Summer Hill, Kingstown. I'll order it next time I'm there. It'll be a break from searching through crew lists of Kings Lynn vessels 1846-48.
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"Their Majesties King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra being escorted up the hill by the peasantry, to the Connemara Marble Quarries Recess Co. Galway Ireland. On July 29th 1903" by Herbert Edward Haffield, of 7 Summer Hill, Kingstown.
And here they are inspecting the quarries.
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner] What great photos! Thanks for posting them.
I came across a wonderful short chapter in a book, 'Memories: Wise and Otherwise' by Sir Henry Robinson, who arranged and accompanied the King's trip around Connemara in 1903 (even along this very stretch of road). Wonderful anecdotes about policemen in disguise, the local cavalry at Recess, Queen Alexandra brushing sand off Princess Victoria's dress at the quarry, etc.
Chapter XVII including more photos - archive.org/stream/memorieswiseothe00robiuoft#page/150/mo...
The London Times wasn't very complimentary about the horses in the picture
The carriage which bore their Majesties to the quarries had been chosen, it is said, on the ground that it possessed some historic associations. So, apparently, had the horses, which required a liberal application of the whipcord before the jarvey could induce them to move at any pace , and then they utterly failed to conquer the steep ascent to the marble quarries.
Excellent - Thanks [https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner]!