Camlin Falls, Longford, Co. Longford

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These unusual water falls in County Longford are today's offering from the Lawrence Collection. Obviously part of a river management system and I imagine an adventure for kayakers if it still exists. I love the wee spout of water coming from the wall on the right, I can just imagine the boy on the dike putting his finger into just such a hole :-)

derangedlemur, B-59and Niall McAuley have helped us map this to a spot on the River Camlin. Interestingly, the NIAH entry the guys point us to suggest this was part of a corn mill, while the historic OSI map puts it alongside a saw mill. Whatever the case, while the mills are long gone, the weir itself clearly remains....


Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Closer to mid/end of range than to start (boy's clothes)

NLI Ref: L_CAB_08258

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    domenico milella

    • 14/Sep/2018 08:08:55

    Congratulation for your beautiful Album.

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    steff808

    • 14/Sep/2018 08:17:18

    nicely composed !

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    derangedlemur

    • 14/Sep/2018 08:23:44

    I assume it's this: www.google.ie/maps/@53.7307105,-7.798181,3a,60y,278.36h,8... The only other weir is at Cloondara and doesn't look anywhere near as exciting.

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    derangedlemur

    • 14/Sep/2018 08:28:13

    OSI: map.geohive.ie/mapviewer.html?webmap=dae9c9cad3bd4c469619...

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 14/Sep/2018 08:35:34

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/longford_library] Comments Please!

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    B-59

    • 14/Sep/2018 08:44:57

    "Weir on Camlin river, erected c. 1800. Composed of a series of coursed rock-faced limestone walls forming U-shaped cutwaters and channels." www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 14/Sep/2018 08:47:57

    25" map link How to generate a link to a Geohive 25" (or 6" or other) map. (Note that there is a new map which was not at the old map site, the 6" Cassini from the 1940s, which today tells us that the gas works buildings at right survived that long and are no help with dates.) Start from Geohive mapviewer: map.geohive.ie/mapviewer.html Navigate to the map and point you want, like the weir in Longford town today. Then under the Share menu at top left, select email, it generates an email template with a shortened link. flickr will not allow you to post that link, so instead open it in a browser, which will send you to a link like this: map.geohive.ie/mapviewer.html?webmap=7501296b0bec4bb08b9a..., copy that from the browser address bar. And that is your link. It is also possible to do it using the Save feature: Save is the picture of a floppy disc at left of the Share menu (because everyone recognizes a picture of a floppy disc??). So hit Disc, give your map a name and description and hit Save, ignore the link generated (flickr won't like it), follow the other link to the User Gallery, click on your map (first in the gallery if you are quick) and then copy the link from your browser address bar.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 14/Sep/2018 08:49:40

    Who's that sitting at left?

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 14/Sep/2018 09:38:41

    I thought "the wee spout of water coming from the wall on the right" might have been human generated - another naughty corner boy. But, thank heavens, no! This ROYAL plate - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000319667 - has a wider view. They look as if they were taken at the same instant and from the same PoV - how did Mr French manage that?

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    derangedlemur

    • 14/Sep/2018 09:46:52

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] Damn it! That's exactly how I had done it and I was rather hoping you had a more sensible way.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 14/Sep/2018 12:53:55

    No dating from this image. L_CAB_08256 is Longford Court house, and definitely after c1900 per the NIAH. L_ROY_07998 also of main st (near bechcombers version of today's shot in the catalogue) is before c.1901 per the NIAH. This sort of match is not reliable, but is consistent with a date very close to 1900.

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    domenico milella

    • 15/Sep/2018 07:56:53

    Congratulation for your beautiful Album - Nice Week End.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 15/Sep/2018 20:00:02

    Thanks guys - And in particular to [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] and [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] for the mapping tutorial. Will definitely come in handy....

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    derangedlemur

    • 17/Sep/2018 06:45:33

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] In fairness, that was all Niall. All I did was make the same discovery and then complain.

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    Skiappa.....v.i.p. (Volentieri In Pensione)

    • 18/Sep/2018 10:58:41

    This photo is awarded with a gold harp. Ireland? Beauty of Ireland

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    infoeduc8r

    • 05/Oct/2018 16:49:28

    The county of my ancestors! Thanks for sharing <3