Mighty oaks from little acorns grow!

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Mighty oaks from little acorns grow, and these three trees near Dromoland would indicate that the Clonbrocks were down visiting in Co. Clare at some point. Are the trees still standing, and can we establish the location in the Dromoland area?

Photographers: Dillon Family

Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon

Collection: Clonbrock Photographic Collection

Date: Circa 1904

NLI Ref: CLON1068

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 16/Dec/2020 08:36:15

    ?? googlesphere - goo.gl/maps/X1Y1dJTGfZFyvfZ7A I think there were four trees. Trying to work out the shadows from early morning(?) winter photo ...

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    Foxglove

    • 16/Dec/2020 09:05:35

    oh this one has me .. stumped

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 16/Dec/2020 09:18:02

    Hmmm - second thoughts - not sure it is that group of trees at Dromoland. This Lawrence view from across the lake shows larger trees in that spot, a jetty, and two boatsheds - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000322269

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    sharon.corbet

    • 16/Dec/2020 10:03:49

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] The other option is that it is Roxborough instead of Dromoland as the catalogue title is "Roxborouch/Dromoland 1904. Three large craggy oak trees on riverbank" There's no Streetview but here is the satellite view.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 16/Dec/2020 10:58:28

    Here's a working link to a different OSI Map Viewer (though you may need to choose the 25" yourself) showing Roxborough House and the lake/river which was larger then.

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    O Mac

    • 16/Dec/2020 17:33:41

    Beside the lake there is a path, to the left and behind the trees, common to both photos. flic.kr/p/2khvsWt flic.kr/p/2khvVn9

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 16/Dec/2020 21:03:25

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Your map link leaves a lot to be desired ... Needs twigging. This other one is definitely Dromoland, with the trees in question nearby behind to the right - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000521925 Some of the same characters also seen here, with a delightful lady whose feet do not touch the ground, taking a photo of the photographer. Similar park fencing, well-tended grass and paths - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000522891 I so want this photo to be Dromoland as my maternal great-grandmother 'Ina' (1863-1951) was a Dromoland O'Brien, eldest daughter of the 14th Baron Inchiquin. I can almost hear her saying, "Of course it's Dromoland, you silly boy!" Perhaps the boatshed fell down? It looks a bit unloved in the Lawrence photo. 'Ina' - www.thepeerage.com/p28200.htm#i281999 Edit - I just found this wonderful original photo of Ina, stuck by my mother into a book about the O'Briens - I wonder if she was there in 1904? -[https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia/50727942277/in/dateposted/]

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    O Mac

    • 16/Dec/2020 21:49:12

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ I think I got to the root of the problem with that sticky link.. Wood you try it again?

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 16/Dec/2020 22:15:15

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Deciduously better!

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    O Mac

    • 16/Dec/2020 23:32:18

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ You're nuts.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 17/Dec/2020 01:08:52

    *takes a bough*

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 17/Dec/2020 08:39:44

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia The two of ye are Tree-mendous. Very good repartree!

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    O Mac

    • 17/Dec/2020 09:02:51

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Sap.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 17/Dec/2020 11:28:22

    You can't beat acorn-y pun. Time for-rest. Logging off ...

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    Flickr

    • 18/Dec/2020 04:15:30

    Congrats on Explore! ⭐ December 17, 2020

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    s0340248

    • 18/Dec/2020 07:14:10

    Glückwunsch zu Explore ! ! !

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    • 18/Dec/2020 07:29:31

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 18/Dec/2020 08:11:10

    Explore? Oak-ay!

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    • 18/Dec/2020 08:19:41

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    • 18/Dec/2020 08:44:23

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    • 18/Dec/2020 09:27:18

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