A fine collection of ivy? (on 'St. Columb's House')

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Where: Kells Church of Ireland Hall, Church St, Townparks, Kells, Co. Meath, Ireland

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The title for this Stereo Pairs image goes "Celtic Oratory - very overgrown" which is somewhat of an understatement! Looking at the door and the stonework I would not have recognised it as a Celtic church building festooned with ivy. It will be interesting to see if we can establish its location? (FYI -
Well done to all on the terrific detective work yesterday! To identify not only the people in the shot but the place where it was taken was excellent and very enjoyable to watch as it unfolded.)

Perhaps less intensive (but no less invaluable) investigation has confirmed that this is St. Columb's House a 12th (or perhaps 10th) century oratory in Kells, County Meath....


Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton

Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence

Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883

NLI Ref: STP_0523

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 02/Feb/2018 08:54:31

    Fógra beag For all of next week we will have a new collection to explore, we are looking forward to the challenge!

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    sharon.corbet

    • 02/Feb/2018 09:03:13

    St Columb's House, Kells?

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    Oretani Wildlife (Mike Grimes)

    • 02/Feb/2018 09:04:52

    St. Columcille's House, Kells, Co. Meath. I didn't think it was a church. The door was in the wrong place, normally they would have been on a gable end, wouldn't they? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Columb%27s_House And here's a more up to date shot. www.pinterest.es/pin/222435669068993270/

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    sharon.corbet

    • 02/Feb/2018 09:10:50

    There are other versions available in the catalogue with varying amounts of ivy.

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    domenico milella

    • 02/Feb/2018 09:10:56

    Congratulation for your beautiful Album.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 02/Feb/2018 09:19:02

    6" OSI (25" is AWOL for this part of Kells).

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 02/Feb/2018 09:51:35

    This version has a legless assistant, and looks to be at the same time - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000339439 ([https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet]'s "varying") Also a fascinating set of drawings - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000743691 catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000743693 catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000743695 catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000737288 catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000737276 ("illegible" = square)

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    Niall McAuley

    • 02/Feb/2018 09:56:30

    Per that megalithomania page, there was originally a floor within, and this doorway was into the "basement" under the floor. There is another doorway.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 02/Feb/2018 10:00:02

    Streetview does not get very close...

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 02/Feb/2018 10:26:41

    Flickr is sometimes amazing - in 2007 via [https://www.flickr.com/photos/ianmiddletonphotography/] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/ianmiddletonphotography/515770487/]

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 02/Feb/2018 10:39:00

    INSIDE with Mrs Carpenter ! - youtu.be/CGQ15NGqYPY

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 02/Feb/2018 11:22:05

    very overgrown indeed

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 02/Feb/2018 18:02:39

    Thanks all! I have updated the map, description and tags. Have a great weekend.

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    sam2cents

    • 03/Feb/2018 18:37:08

    It's beautiful! Very interesting details too.

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    hliguy

    • 05/Feb/2018 13:44:54

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] Your view has come a long way from the original flickr posting. I see it has been preserved. That's very good. But what is that building next door? St. Columb's gift shop or part of a housing development with a name like Saintly Estates? I wouldn't be surprised.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 06/Feb/2018 08:54:20

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/hliguy] Seems to be surrounded by creeping suburbia. I am amazed that it is still standing! [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4878988614/] Via [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/]