It seems like a very long time since we posted a photo from the Fergus O'Connor collection and today we have a real beauty. A lovely coastal scene with a pleasure boat in the foreground and a trawler nearby, moored to a pier with boxes of fish ready for transport to the market. Where is this idyllic scene and what can we find out about that enormous building in the background?
Labelled as "Pier, with a row of moored boats, in an unknown location
" in the catalogue, it is firmly suggested that this is Castletownbere, off Bantry Bay, in County Cork. The date range has been refined also....
Photographer: Fergus O’Connor
Collection: Fergus O’Connor Collection
Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1920. Likely after c.1908 (vessel)
NLI Ref: OCO 210
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons