Sean McGarry posed for a portrait by the Keogh Brothers and looks decidedly cross and very serious therein. He is not a personality one hears much about these days but was prominent enough in the earlier years of the nation. What can we find out about him?
Fógra beag: Next time I do the Camino I will ensure that I begin at the beginning and not from the wrong church!
+++ UPDATE +++
It's not often we uncover where and when a portrait like this was taken, but because the Keogh Brothers extracted Sean McGarry from this photograph of the O'Donovan Rossa funeral committee
, we now know both. The original photograph was taken on the site of the modern part of the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin, and it was taken between 29 June and 1 August 1915. Evening Mary is going out on a wild, uncontrolled limb here, thinking it's safe to say July 1915!
Photographer: Brendan Keogh
Collection: Keogh Photographic Collection
Between 29th June and 1st August 1915.
NLI Ref: KE 57
You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons