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This portrait of General Ginkel is part of the Mason collection and while it is not a photograph it gives some idea of the man. If I remember my history right he lost his head on the 12th of July at Aughrim?,

Photographer: Thomas H. Mason

Collection: Mason Photographic Collection

Date: 1890 - 1910

NLI Ref: M47/28

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    sharon.corbet

    • 30/Oct/2019 08:56:46

    Nope, he lived until 1703 and died in Utrecht.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 30/Oct/2019 09:07:11

    Used to be a night club in Athlone named after him, near the bridge.

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    Foxglove

    • 30/Oct/2019 09:08:30

    and became Baron Aughrim as others lost their heads during the multinational show-down that roamed it's way through Derry, Aughrim and the Boyne; more history mnomonics

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    Foxglove

    • 30/Oct/2019 09:10:26

    what's that on his head .... a wig! (Go the B52s!)

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    sharon.corbet

    • 30/Oct/2019 09:21:24

    According to the German wiki, he died of apoplexy.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 30/Oct/2019 09:33:04

    He looks scary, Mary! But he has given me inspiration for Halloween tomorrow. Flickr is sometimes scary ... from an album of Athlone Castle photos, via https://www.flickr.com/photos/athloneie/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/athloneie/8032647998/in/album-72157631642588717/

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    Foxglove

    • 30/Oct/2019 09:33:20

    Yes, health hazard of wig weight... cerebral haemorrhage. a nightclub called the Ginkel ! Athlone really gets down and knows how to party, lots of people would have taken a tinkle in the Ginkel 😉

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    sharon.corbet

    • 30/Oct/2019 10:08:06

    I think that this is the original of the picture at the NPG. It's described as "by Robert Williams, after Thomas Hill mezzotint, 1690-1691".

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    Rory_Sherlock

    • 30/Oct/2019 10:30:13

    It was his opponent, the Marquis de St Ruth, who lost his head at Aughrim en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marquis_de_St_Ruth

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    John Spooner

    • 30/Oct/2019 11:30:17

    Ireland-The-Treaty-of-Limerick-1691-Military-mnh-Art-Military

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    CASSIDY PHOTOGRAPHY

    • 30/Oct/2019 11:30:58

    Bad Hair Day?

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    sharon.corbet

    • 30/Oct/2019 11:40:35

    There's a bilingual The Character of the Lord Baron Ginckle available on Google Books from 1691, praising his absolute brilliance. (The second half is in English.)

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    mcginley2012

    • 30/Oct/2019 13:53:37

    Wonderful portrait. Is he wearing armour?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 30/Oct/2019 14:02:43

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet Sharon, It is indeed a photo of the NPG Picture. I do wonder how Mason made a profit from these photographs the following is a list of the titles of photographs in our catalogue just before and after Ginkel, were they used to deliver a lecture or some other purpose? The Battle of the Boyne. graphic. Gen Sarsfield intercepting and destroying King William's cannon. graphic. Battle of the Boyne: King William crossing. graphic. Sarsfield, Earl of Lucan. graphic. Sarsfield, Earl of Lucan. graphic. Benburb retreat. graphic. Chaplain blessing army before Benburb. graphic. Sarsfield captures the siege caravan. graphic. James II receives news of landing of the Prince of Orange. graphic. General Ginkel graphic. James II. graphic. King William crossing the Boyne. graphic. Ireton condemning the Bishop of ... graphic. Ireton at Drogheda. graphic. Owen Roe O'Neill. graphic. Owen Roe at Benburb: battle scene. graphic. The Irish Rapparees. graphic. The Irish Rapparees, c. The Shamrock. graphic.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 30/Oct/2019 14:09:19

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet https://www.flickr.com/photos/foxglove https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner https://www.flickr.com/photos/cassidyphotography https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] My memory in this case did not serve me well, I have made the appropriate change to the description. As always, thank you all for your comments and commitment to our Flickr stream. Mary

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    sharon.corbet

    • 30/Oct/2019 14:27:54

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] I think that Mason prepared sets of slides for lectures, both "off the shelf" and for particular purposes. For example, there's a Mason advertisement part of the way down this article from 1914 where they are offering "Lantern Slides of the War" for sale or hire, complete with readings. South Dublin Libraries has a set of Mason slides with descriptions from 1910 about the Holy Land. The RCPI also has a set of slides prepared by Mason especially for Sir William John Thompson. (Looks like the equivalent of the standard powerpoint of today.) Finally there is reference in this twitter thread to Mason providing sets of slides - "They were sold or rented to lecturers to use in lantern shows and came with a booklet that explains the story of the slides, or provides an accompanying lecture. "

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 30/Oct/2019 14:39:20

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet Sharon, thanks, very interesting.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 30/Oct/2019 15:52:15

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Tags!!

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 30/Oct/2019 20:37:56

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland Guilty!

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    John Spooner

    • 02/Nov/2019 14:42:09

    At 9:30 next Thursday (when I'll be at the dentist) the subject of BBC R4's In Our Time is the Treaty of Limerick. Ginkel will no doubt figure heavily. www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0009ywn It will also be available as a podcast.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 02/Nov/2019 21:43:46

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner I thought it’s normally at 9:00 a.m.? I’d recommend the podcast though - there’s always an extra bit at the end after the episode has finished, when everyone’s a bit more relaxed. It normally focuses on "What important bits did we not mention?".

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    John Spooner

    • 03/Nov/2019 20:27:06

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet Sorry, yes 9:00 a.m. and 21:30. I must have confused it with my dental appointment (which is 9:30). And good point about the podcast.

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 07/Nov/2019 09:00:09

    Superb!!