This lovely Royal plate image from Mr. French of Leixlip Castle with the Liffey in the foreground to start the week with a bang. The Liffey along that stretch and down along through Lucan and the Strawberry Beds is just beautiful with all the big houses and the fine land to green the view!
Based on some fine shots of the same view from John_A68 (Thank you for 1.5m views)
it would seem that it is the trees that "green the view" today. And at least partially obscure the castle. The boat house
is still visible and extant however....
Photographer: Robert French
Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection
Date: Catalogue range c.1880-1900
NLI Ref: L_ROY_02171
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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