Ladies in crinolines with parasol in stereo - twice as nice!

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This crisp, clear and beautiful image from the Stereo Pairs Collection shows a very attractive building with two ladies in crinolines standing outside. The building itself is quite distinctive which should make it easy to identify? Unfortunately I don't see any dogs :-(

The general consensus is that this is St. Anne’s Hydro and Turkish Bath in Blarney, County Cork. Which, according to Archiseek at least, dates to 1870, and narrows our range a bit. The building, including the clock we see here, is just about still standing....


Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton

Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence

Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883. After 1870 (construction)

NLI Ref: STP_1592

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 19/Mar/2019 08:51:13

    There's always one! Four little girls in the shadow of the Ballymun tower blocks. https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/34120394412/ We received some very interesting Family connections about the above photo from our newest contributor https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected], please have a look. Mary

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    abandoned railways

    • 19/Mar/2019 08:53:03

    The Bell Tower seems to be wood. Looks very like a Victorian Spa.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 19/Mar/2019 08:57:26

    There is a reverse view (at 14:48) which might help - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000564908

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 19/Mar/2019 09:03:15

    The snake benches are a bit special ... Ed. Flickr is sometimes amazing ... Also seen at Bamburgh Castle, UK. Via https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/219130830/

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 19/Mar/2019 09:50:21

    Possibly the same house in the background here (it's huge!) - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000564904

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    Niall McAuley

    • 19/Mar/2019 10:15:05

    Reminds me a bit of Killarney/Kenmare house in Killarney.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 19/Mar/2019 10:31:19

    There is a sequence of STPs here from 1589 to 1593. 1588 is in Blarney, and 1594 is in Cork, too. A couple of shots include parked wheelchairs, and the keyhole shaped door/windos in the background here suggest a Victorian notion of Turkish Baths, perhaps? Ooh, sphinxes on the nearer building!

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    sharon.corbet

    • 19/Mar/2019 10:41:38

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] Yep. St. Anne's Hydro & Turkish Bath, Blarney, Co. Cork.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 19/Mar/2019 10:52:14

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet] Wow, it was massive! 25" map

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    Niall McAuley

    • 19/Mar/2019 11:00:45

    Streetview says the property is now called Hydro Farm.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 19/Mar/2019 11:07:07

    The ruined clocktower was still standing in 1990 for the Lawrence Photographic Project, see LPP_36A/29

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 19/Mar/2019 11:14:01

    There are lots of later Lawrence photos of the place in the catalogue; search for "ann's blarney" - catalogue.nli.ie/Search/Results?lookfor=ann%27s+blarney&a... including a general view - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000340269 and a sort-of-similar view - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000340271 - the snake benches were still there!

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    sharon.corbet

    • 19/Mar/2019 11:17:16

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] There's a few more photos of some of the other buildings: one, two. There are a couple of Lawrence photos too, but they haven't been digitised, including one of the interior.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 19/Mar/2019 11:25:13

    Apparently one idea is to turn it into a nursing home.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 19/Mar/2019 11:28:32

    The Cork and Muskerry light railway ran by just at the bottom of the hill, and this house in Streetview was St. Ann's railway station.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 19/Mar/2019 11:30:19

    What it looks like today(-ish) on Abandoned Ireland.

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    abandoned railways

    • 19/Mar/2019 14:43:09

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] This is the remains of St Annes station. www.flickr.com/photos/abandonedrailsireland/6028691961/in...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 19/Mar/2019 15:13:25

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/abandonedrailsireland] Here is the 25" map of the station. There is the (ruined) building you show, a turntable, tank, small engine shed (all gone) and the house I streetviewed. Perhaps a stationkeeper lived there? anns

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    silverio10

    • 19/Mar/2019 22:09:46

    Buenas fotos antiguas .