Renmore Barracks, Galway City - once home to the Connaught Rangers.

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The home station of the Connaught Rangers Regiment of the British Army is today's image from the Lawrence Collection. Once a proud and distinguished regiment with many battle honours, it became famous in the Irish context when members of the regiment mutinied in response to the 1916 uprising and the subsequent execution of the leaders.

While the StreetView driver wasn't brave enough to approach the guard gate, the view from the road outside still matches-up. The NIAH entries provided by Niall McAuley (on the magazine and church) suggest c.1880 as the lower-bound for the image date range. And maybe even an upper-bound not long after (as everything does look spanking new)....

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely after c.1880

NLI Ref: L_ROY_00778

You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie

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    MukeshPhoto

    • 07/Jun/2017 04:46:08

    Stunning

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    CASSIDY PHOTOGRAPHY

    • 07/Jun/2017 05:18:42

    Is it possible to misspell Irish? ". . . it became famous in the Irsh context . . ." Phew!!! Thought I was seein' things.

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    derangedlemur

    • 07/Jun/2017 06:09:56

    Streetview won't go in, but you can get a pretty good view of the chapel: www.google.ie/maps/@53.2733856,-9.0288218,3a,75y,209.23h,...

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    derangedlemur

    • 07/Jun/2017 06:10:21

    And here's the OSI: maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V2,531296,725113,11,9

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 07/Jun/2017 07:09:23

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/cassidyphotography] It is not possible, have a look again!!!! Editing is possible :)

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 07/Jun/2017 07:09:58

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/image-unlimited] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/cassidyphotography] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Thanks for the comments.

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    derangedlemur

    • 07/Jun/2017 07:11:41

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] Now how will people know what happened in the Irsh context?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 07/Jun/2017 07:13:36

    Renmore History Society In 1954 Renmore barracks was officially re-named. It was named Dún Uí Mhaoilíosa, (Mellows Barracks), in honour of Liam Mellows, the commander of the IRA in the Galway area during the 1916 Rising. Mellows sided with the republicans during the Civil War, and had fought with the republican garrison at the Four Courts in Dublin, where he was captured.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 07/Jun/2017 07:35:04

    From the NIAH, the buildings date from 1880: Magazine at left, Church at right. From the pile of stone at left and the new look of everything, I think we are not too long after construction in 1880.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 07/Jun/2017 07:37:30

    I like the concealed railway!

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 07/Jun/2017 08:02:37

    Mr French/ Lawrence was also having a bad spelling day - see "RENNORE" note. Also - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000325310 catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000325311

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 07/Jun/2017 08:44:04

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] It is RINMORE on the older Map!! maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V2,531483,725271,11,7

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 07/Jun/2017 09:25:29

    Simetomes Flackr is omozing ... [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia/35022855251/];-)

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 07/Jun/2017 09:55:21

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] :)

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 07/Jun/2017 10:45:59

    Belgian Spy in 1912 ...

    SPY ARRESTED IN GALWAY. LONDON, 16th August. [1912] A man named George Quetalet has been arrested in Galway on a charge of espionage. A number of documents was seized at Quetalet's rooms, which overlook Kenmore barracks.
    From - trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/196264656

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 07/Jun/2017 11:44:38

    Thanks for all the interest in the "Less than 5 comments" Album. I have added a few more photos for your review. [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/sets/72157651352773330]

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 07/Jun/2017 12:42:46

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Covfefe

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 07/Jun/2017 12:45:49

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Exactly.

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    BlueisCoool

    • 07/Jun/2017 18:10:41

    A very impressive looking image!

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    Inverarra

    • 07/Jun/2017 19:51:41

    Liam Mellows was executed by the Free state in reprisal for the murder of Sean Hales T.D. He was in jail at the time and the new state decided to execute a prisoner from all four provinces. Mellows was supposed to be the Connacht victim but he was in fact from Wexford. He had fought in Galway in 1916 but the main reason he was executed was perhaps because he was an intellectual and writer. There were plenty of other Connacht men who could have been chosen. A great photo. Many thanks.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 07/Jun/2017 20:44:24

    Thanks [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]]! And thanks everyone else. Map/tags/etc all updated!