"Child standing by the water's edge: location unknown" = Glendalough in Co. Wicklow!

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Where: Wicklow, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1900

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We asked if anyone recognised this lake, and enough of you responded with Glendalough, Co. Wicklow to convince us!

Photographer: Fergus O'Connor

Date: Circa 1890-1915

NLI Ref.: OCO 176


Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
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    • 14/Oct/2013 07:59:37

    Welcome back! I thought they were sharks in the thumbnail !

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 14/Oct/2013 08:03:05

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Thank you! Oddly delighted to be back.

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    • 14/Oct/2013 08:09:51

    Glendalough? Looks quite like it although there seem to be more trees now.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 14/Oct/2013 08:13:59

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/peter1892 I did wonder about Glendalough myself...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 14/Oct/2013 08:17:00

    Yes, I'm thinking Upper Lake at Glendalough, near this streetview.

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    • 14/Oct/2013 08:20:59

    Welcome Back, hope you had a very nice break. I am still waiting on the post card, but then the post can be slow these days and if you are like me you probably only got around to sending them on the last day. My first thought is Lough Tay in Wicklow? there is a Guinness owned house there now which was previously owned by the Powerscourt estate, I think the house is called Luggala? EDIT - Glendalough looks a better bet http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley http://www.flickr.com/photos/peter1892

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    • 14/Oct/2013 08:21:11

    Oh. I was thinking Lough Mask. I'll have to see if I can find a streetview. Glendalough looks pretty much like it though.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 14/Oct/2013 08:24:21

    The young man has his right trouser leg clipped up, I'd say he rode his bike up there. Not a trip for a "child".

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 14/Oct/2013 08:52:01

    So, are we all happy enough about it being Glendalough for me to add it to the map, and tinkle our Location Identified Bell?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 14/Oct/2013 08:53:35

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Perhaps catalogued by very ancient person? I'd say about 14/15 year old?

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    • 14/Oct/2013 11:28:23

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] Definitely Glendalough, if you've ever shot there the light on the right when facing out towards the upper part plays havoc with exposures. The white out on the right suggests our intrepid photographer had the same problem I did when I was there anyway! - www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9298368785/

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    La Belle Province

    • 14/Oct/2013 18:34:13

    I hope you had some lovely time away, and of course you missed us.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 15/Oct/2013 14:12:06

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/la_belle_province Yes to both - had a lovely time and missed you all! :)

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    • 17/Oct/2013 05:19:26

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] Ooh, that's a lovely streetview. I think I found the boy's bike - www.flickr.com/photos/pellethepoet/5491469974/ :)