"Unidentified castle on seashore" is Blackrock Castle

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Where: Blackrock Castle, Castle Rd, Blackrock, Cork, Ireland

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This somehow familiar (yet so far unidentified) castle on the shore of the sea or an estuary is todays fare. I know I've seen it before, and have an idea where it might be, but I would be guessing. Whereas it is reasonable to expect that the experts out there can give a definitive location! Who will be first?

The answer to the second question (who will be first) is derangedlemur. The answer to the first question (where is this) is Blackrock Castle in Cork Harbour. The original 16th century fort on this site was redeveloped as a castle in the 17th century, but was damaged by fire and rebuilt in the 18th century. The castle was nearly entirely destroyed (again by fire) and substantially redeveloped in the early 19th century. It was repurposed as an astronomical observatory and museum in more recent years. (The larger towers close to the water are part of the original foundation/structure)....


Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton

Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence

Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883

NLI Ref: STP_0297

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    derangedlemur

    • 27/Jun/2017 07:40:23

    Too fancy (and beside the sea) for Shane's castle, though it looks a bit like the corner tower. I reckon I know this view though.

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    derangedlemur

    • 27/Jun/2017 07:45:46

    Blackrock, in Cork.

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    derangedlemur

    • 27/Jun/2017 07:47:36

    Bizarrely, the streetview lads didn't wait for low tide and drive round the rocks to get this view: www.google.ie/maps/@51.8999103,-8.4020155,3a,75y,333.92h,... No sense of adventure!

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    derangedlemur

    • 27/Jun/2017 07:49:01

    And sure let's have some OSI: maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V2,572306,572091,11,9

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    Niall McAuley

    • 27/Jun/2017 07:50:34

    The Bing people were here in some kind of flying machine.

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    derangedlemur

    • 27/Jun/2017 07:50:57

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/bultacofan] I think the telegraph poles might be part of the drawbridge mechanism: maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V2,572727,572719,11,9

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    Niall McAuley

    • 27/Jun/2017 07:52:23

    The NIAH says "reconstructed in 1829".

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    Niall McAuley

    • 27/Jun/2017 07:53:30

    It now features an Observatory dome on top of the fat tower.

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    BultacoFan

    • 27/Jun/2017 07:54:56

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] Flying machine? That sort of new-fangled nonsense will never catch on!

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    derangedlemur

    • 27/Jun/2017 07:55:12

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] Makes sense. A lot of that looks more decorative than defensive.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 27/Jun/2017 08:03:57

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] That railway bridge at Dunkettle in streetview these days...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 27/Jun/2017 08:16:54

    Not much to date here, unless a fashion expert wants to take a crack at the picnicking ladies...

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 27/Jun/2017 08:19:35

    The picnicking ladies plus parasols or umbrellas are also in this one - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000339282 Edit - I thought the flag was flying in this other photo, but megazoom shows Mr French/Lawrence snipped around to look like a flag !!

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    derangedlemur

    • 27/Jun/2017 08:24:05

    Well, it's after the railway was built.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 27/Jun/2017 08:32:21

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] The Cork and Youghal Railway opened in 1860 - no help.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 27/Jun/2017 08:38:37

    Flickr is sometimes amazing! - [https://www.flickr.com/photos/kitog/5763081964/]in 2011 via [https://www.flickr.com/photos/kitog/]

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    Foxglove

    • 27/Jun/2017 08:40:24

    reminds me of the "castle" at st Michael mount in Cornwall ( & poss built around the same time)

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 27/Jun/2017 08:56:06

    In 1796 before gothickification - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000550005 - one of many images in the NLI catalogue - catalogue.nli.ie/Search/Results?lookfor=blackrock+castle+... . It might be possible to date via the vegetation and trees.

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    Myrtle26

    • 27/Jun/2017 10:55:12

    Blackrock Castle, Cork. Still a visitor attraction.

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    Melinda Young Stuart

    • 27/Jun/2017 13:19:08

    It's a pretty one! Glad you got an ID quickly!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 28/Jun/2017 11:29:36

    Thanks everyone (and [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] for the ID). Map, tags, description, etc all updated!

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    abandoned railways

    • 28/Jun/2017 18:25:25

    www.flickr.com/photos/abandonedrailsireland/6079883515/in... The poles are for the railway bridge

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 07/Jul/2017 08:00:06

    Cool shot