One with very few clues today to end the week and what looks like an early Stereo Pairs shot. A man on his own standing on a stone jetty with a heavy cannon gun beside him. In the background is a conical bare hill/mountain. What I would really like to know today is what was the gun called?
Based in no small part on inputs (and a corroberating photo) from mcginley2012
it is confirmed that this cannon is on the lake shore of Ballynahinch Lake
in County Galway. Apparently "found" in the lake it was perhaps placed here as part of the demesne for Ballynahinch Castle (now a hotel).....
Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton
Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence
Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection
Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883
NLI Ref: STP_1406
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons