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Where: Waterville, Kerry County, Ireland

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We rejoin Mr. French on his sojourn in Kerry though a further south in this case in Waterville. Holy Island sounds like a great place to sit in the ruins in quiet contemplation?

Thanks all for confirmation of the location (Church Island of Lough Currane) and subject (the monastic cell of Saint Finan of Lindisfarne)....


Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914

NLI Ref: L_ROY_02795

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    domenico milella

    • 05/Oct/2018 07:54:03

    Congratulation for your beautiful Album.

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    abandoned railways

    • 05/Oct/2018 07:59:31

    www.google.ie/maps/place/Waterville,+Co.+Kerry/@51.835154...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 05/Oct/2018 08:27:00

    Saint Finan's cell on the 25" map aka Finan of Lindisfarne per wikipedia which notes: Finan was active for some time at a monastery on Church Island on Lough Currane in County Kerry; today it is known as St. Finan's Church.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 05/Oct/2018 08:57:57

    The whole (tiny) island can be seen in this google photosphere

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 05/Oct/2018 09:20:41

    Mr French had a younger assistant in a different hat pose inside the cell for this CABinet version - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000335030 L_CAB_05313

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 05/Oct/2018 10:09:34

    ye olde stone home.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 05/Oct/2018 10:24:30

    The NLI is always amazing! Two sketches by William Frazer (before 1905) - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000744214 catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000743934

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 05/Oct/2018 10:25:32

    But Flickr is totally un-amazing today ...

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 05/Oct/2018 10:53:38

    I remember a story from many years ago about Church Island, it was to do with a Feast day (probably St FInans) where locals on visiting the Island would leave money under stones on the Island hoping for some indulgence or other. In the days after the feast men in need of a Pint would be seen visiting the Island for a spot of stone turning!!

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    domenico milella

    • 06/Oct/2018 08:26:32

    Congratulation for your beautiful Album. Nice Week End.

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    B-59

    • 08/Oct/2018 06:43:54

    The cell in 2014: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ChurchIslandMonasticSite_...