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Where: Tig Peig, Old Chapel Ln, Grove, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland

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From Mayo (God help us) to the Kingdom of Kerry and more specifically to Dingle Harbour on a beautiful clear day. This lovely cabinet sized shot was taken from a high PoV giving a great vista of water and land in that special part of the island!

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

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

NLI Ref: L_CAB_06167

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    domenico milella

    • 02/May/2018 07:45:40

    Congratulation for your beautiful Album.

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    B-59

    • 02/May/2018 08:28:43

    Farrannakilla House, visible to the right: Streetview OSI 25"

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    sharon.corbet

    • 02/May/2018 08:48:25

    St Mary's church is in the NIAH but doesn't help much, as it was built 1862-65.

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    B-59

    • 02/May/2018 08:56:19

    The railway opened in 1891. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tralee_and_Dingle_Light_Railway

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    sharon.corbet

    • 02/May/2018 09:05:11

    There was an archaeological impact assessment which has a comparison between this photo and an earlier one taken in 1891. This photo was assumed to be c. 1900.

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 02/May/2018 09:58:41

    tiny boats in the harbour, he must have been really high up

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 02/May/2018 11:21:33

    Slightly to the left at the same time - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000333875 Reverse view (almost) from down near the station (see note) - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000323145

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    abandoned railways

    • 02/May/2018 11:34:38

    Hussey’s Folly, above, dates from 1845 and was built during the Great Famine (1845–’49) as a means of providing employment for the poor. It is named after the local land agent, R.M. Hussey.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 02/May/2018 11:40:07

    Flickr is sometimes nearly amazing! In 2012 via [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/13940935989/]

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    reedpedlow

    • 02/May/2018 11:59:42

    A section of land near the bottom of this scene shows many evenly spaced piles. Any guess as to what this might be?

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    DannyM8

    • 02/May/2018 12:33:29

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/] Are they making Hay?

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    reedpedlow

    • 02/May/2018 12:37:38

    I do notice two figures working to the right and I thought that might be the case, but such small hay stacks I have never seen.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 02/May/2018 13:01:50

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/reedpedlow] If you look out nearer the sea, you can see that they make these little heaps, and then when after a bit of drying, they make real haystacks.

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    abandoned railways

    • 02/May/2018 13:05:52

    The new Coastgard Station, now Dingle Skellig Hotel site, was built in 1891.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 02/May/2018 13:05:54

    The coastguard station is from 1889 per the DIA.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 02/May/2018 13:24:01

    Sharons assessment has a shot where the yard buildings near Farranakilla are not ruined (well, the roof is partially gone...). here they are destroyed, but they are good on the 25", so I think we are after the 25" survey date of 1893.

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    DannyM8

    • 02/May/2018 14:44:58

    There must be a Dog here someplace?

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    sam2cents

    • 02/May/2018 16:05:29

    A very impressive vista.

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    O Mac

    • 02/May/2018 19:08:00

    No Fungie so pre 1983 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fungie

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    silverio10

    • 02/May/2018 22:04:06

    Muy buenas fotos antiguas .

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 02/May/2018 22:09:12

    Here I go, banging on about piers AGAIN ... The 1893 25" map shows faint markings of planned harbour walls, and thickening and extension of the pier as happened - see the satellite photo - maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V2,444262,600849,11,9 - press '3' for satellite view Couldn't find anything about the 'new' harbour in Sharon's huge assessment. When did it happen? There is an interesting side-on view of the pier from the old 'Coast Guard Watch House' (see sign at megazoom), with rows of fish(?) barrels about to be shipped. Might help with something - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000323147

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 02/May/2018 22:17:30

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] There is a Dog with those men mowing the meadow - youtu.be/TpgiAgKvwdU

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    gato-gato-gato

    • 03/May/2018 05:35:26

    Cooles Bild, sehr schön.

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    DannyM8

    • 03/May/2018 06:18:20

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/] Very good.

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    Bernard Healy

    • 03/May/2018 13:38:36

    I wish I'd spotted this yesterday. This is familiar territory for me as I served in Dingle for 4 years. I'm afraid nothing from the photo above helps me date things more accurately. However, if this photo was taken at the same time: catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000323147 then I think we can say that they are pre-1909. Back in 2009, the residents of a row of two-storey cottages built along the water's edge at "The Wood" celebrated the 100th anniversary of their houses: dinglenews.blogspot.ie/2009/06/dingle-cottages-prepare-to... These cottages _should_ be visible in the photo that beachcomber Australia links to. They aren't. So, if all photos are taken at the same time, I'd say, pre-1909.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 03/May/2018 18:53:39

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] I think the new harbour is a fairly recent thing. I was having a look at postcards of Dingle on eBay, and it’s the 1990s-ish before you see the new harbour. Even assuming postcards aren’t always up to date, I don’t think the harbour helps much with dating...

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 03/May/2018 21:58:05

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet] Drat! I was hoping the faint lines on the map might have implied imminent action by the Congested Districts Board.

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    Bernard Healy

    • 03/May/2018 23:19:04

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/] You’re correct. The new harbour/marina is late 20th Century.