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Where: Unnamed Road, Glanleam, Co. Kerry, Ireland

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They're not Fairy Rings of course, but rather enclosures to keep the sheep from eating the plants? To start the week we visit Valentia in Co. Kerry once again and this time to "Glenleam" and what appears to be an hotel or guesthouse. Mr. French appears to have been blessed with sunshine on his visits to the island and got some lovely images of that place at that time. This cabinet sized shot was taken after a trek it seems as he seemed to prefer Royals when he was on ground level!

Our intrepid contributors tell us that Glanleam House and Glanleam Gardens are still open to visitors. And, though originally built in the late 18th century, still owe much of their current layout to Peter George Fitzgerald, 'Knight of Kerry', who the gardens in the early to mid 19th century.....


Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Possibly end of range c.1900 or later.

NLI Ref: L_CAB_03879

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    Nydialy

    • 16/Apr/2018 07:42:37

    Glanleam house and garden on Valentia island, co. Kerry. Google maps

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    Nydialy

    • 16/Apr/2018 07:57:25

    Glanleam was built as a linen mill in 1775 and converted into a house by the 19th Knight of Kerry, Sir Peter Fitzgerald (1808-1880). He also laid out the subtropical garden.

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    Nydialy

    • 16/Apr/2018 08:07:05

    Nowadays, Glanleam gardens can be visited from April to October. And you can sleep in Glanleam House.

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    domenico milella

    • 16/Apr/2018 08:19:17

    Congratulation for your beautiful Album.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 16/Apr/2018 10:21:12

    I think those rings are likely damage to the negative rather than sheep pens. They do not appear on the OSI 25" or the older 6".

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    Niall McAuley

    • 16/Apr/2018 10:26:45

    Per the DIA, the house was Renovated and extended to rear to west, c. 1910

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 16/Apr/2018 10:27:27

    Via Trove a 1913 / 1914 red herring story...

    A LONG WAY ROUND. Here is a curious example of how the telegraph has reduced the size of the earth, says The Manchester Guardian. Not long ago a woman on Valentia Island was taken suddenly ill. The island lies 10 miles off the west coast of Ireland, and is peopled mainly by the operators and engineers who look after the cables laid between that point and Newfoundland. The nearest doctor was the resident practitioner at another large cable colony at Waterville, on the mainland. Strange to say, there is no means of communication between Valentia Island and Waterville, possibly because the two systems of cables are controlled by different interests. But the cable operators at Valentia were not to be beaten. They asked their Newfoundland operators by cable if they could communicate with their end of the Waterville cables. The reply was that the two Newfoundland offices were connected by telephone. Thereupon the Valentia men sent a message to Waterville, 10 miles off, via Newfoundland, asking a doctor to attend the sick woman. The. doctor arrived within two hours, and landed amid cheers from the little colony of operators.
    See trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/57177209

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 16/Apr/2018 10:31:30

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] The fairy rings are visible here - looks like edging for flower beds - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000322633 & catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000322631

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    Niall McAuley

    • 16/Apr/2018 10:36:08

    There is a photosphere in Google up that the monument at top left. I can not find a date on that one yet.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 16/Apr/2018 10:38:47

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] I stand corrected!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 16/Apr/2018 10:42:50

    This page on Atlantic Cable History suggests the monument is to Sir Peter FitzGerald, 19th Knight of Kerry, who died in 1880.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 16/Apr/2018 11:29:13

    Sir Peter was justifiably proud of his fuschias and hydrangea in 1873 - trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/188978899?searchTerm=g... The hydrangea in 2014 via [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15369107302/]

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    sissonni

    • 16/Apr/2018 12:10:15

    From Black's guide to Killarney and the South of Ireland (Published 1909) "There is a great variety of scenery in and around Valentia, in which is situated Glanleam, the residence of Sir Maurice Fitzgerald, Knight of Kerry (a descendant of the "Black Knight"), about 2 miles from the Royal Hotel and Post Office. The grounds of Glanleam contain some rare shrubs and the largest fuchsia in the kingdom"

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    Niall McAuley

    • 16/Apr/2018 12:59:13

    I think we are definitely at the end of the 1865-1914 range.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 16/Apr/2018 15:59:32

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] Not so much a red herring as a world record? Imagine at that time contact across the Atlantic twice and a telephone call at one end to fetch a doctor. Never before was a doctor called across such a distance! Flickr is just amazing!

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    victor98_2001

    • 17/Apr/2018 07:44:39

    Excellent shot

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    waewduan4

    • 18/Apr/2018 02:12:49

    Congrats !!