Kinnetty Village, Birr, Co. Offaly

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Where: Saint Flannan's Church, Ballincur, Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland

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The Lawrence Collection and the work of Mr. French really is a joy to behold! Each day seems to offer a view of a new place, a new element of an Ireland long gone and a charming insight into a country before the advent of modernisation, social upheaval and war. This beautiful, charming Royal Plate image of Kinnetty (?) looks as though "peace comes dropping slow" there each day and rests until midnight.

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Possibly c.1890-1900.

NLI Ref: L_ROY_09962

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

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    B-59

    • 19/Jul/2017 07:54:53

    Streetview

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    i-lenticularis

    • 19/Jul/2017 08:00:22

    Offaly nice wee place! (Sorry 😝)

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    sharon.corbet

    • 19/Jul/2017 08:11:57

    25" OSI

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    sharon.corbet

    • 19/Jul/2017 08:17:17

    There is a Patrick Egan, Shopkeeper in both the 1901 and 1911 censuses.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 19/Jul/2017 08:38:06

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/smoooooth-lll] Offaly quick off the mark!

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    Foxglove

    • 19/Jul/2017 08:50:25

    peace comes dropping slow and rests til midnight / a true poet ! and there is a dog to experience it too

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 19/Jul/2017 10:00:57

    Sorry to wreck the slow dropping peace, but it was not always idyllic rural bliss in Kinnitty (articles refer to King's County - is that the same place?) - 1887 - "AN AWFUL {Offaly] STORY" - trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/138811996 1901 - "STRANGE CONFESSION AFTER 15 YEARS" - trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/174984668

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 19/Jul/2017 10:37:43

    "The village derives its name from the myth that the head of an ancient princess is buried beneath the village, Ceann being Irish for head and Eitigh being the name of the princess." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinnitty

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    sharon.corbet

    • 19/Jul/2017 10:50:50

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] Yes, King's County is the former name for Co. Offaly. (Laois was Queen's County.) There was a plantation back in the mid-16th Century in Laois Offaly, and the counties and the county towns were named after Mary I and Philip II of Spain, her husband.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 19/Jul/2017 11:01:56

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet] Thank you! That's offaly complicated ...

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    RETRO STU

    • 19/Jul/2017 11:38:10

    Look at the gas-lamp stand, they are using a standard oil lamp, not a gas light. Presumably, the village did not have a public gas supply and so, they improvised.

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 19/Jul/2017 11:47:10

    The giant tree is gone in Streetview. It looks smaller, looks like they cut it down and it grew back.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 19/Jul/2017 12:25:39

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] He's off the Laois now!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 19/Jul/2017 12:35:20

    The Post Office is visible as in the 6". It has moved by the 25" survey in 1910.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 19/Jul/2017 12:38:50

    The NIAH is unaware that the modern parapet on Egans is not original, tut tut.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 19/Jul/2017 12:46:37

    L_ROY_09961 is also Kinnity, and includes this corner house from 1890.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 19/Jul/2017 12:56:55

    The 25" shows a Dispy where the post office is here, and the NIAH says that a dispensary was about to be erected in 1897. So I think this is after 1890 (corner house in adjacent pic) and before 1900.

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    stefanpettersson68

    • 19/Jul/2017 20:06:30

    Hello How are you, very beatiful photo, and like your photostream very much, wishing a happy day and week Greetings from Stefan and sweden www.stefansphotos.se

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 20/Jul/2017 00:37:53

    Thanks [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley]! Date range tweaked...