It is some time since we visited the Clonbrock Collection, and the Dillons have sent us on some interesting goose chases. Will today's image be one of those? A gaggle of schoolboys with white collars on a wet street overlooked by a tall column topped with a statue? Where is this? Is it still standing? And what school was it?
Lest you think that we are gone cynical, the title of the image above is a paraphrasing of a poem “The Schoolboy” by William Blake...!
But to go to school in a summer morn, –
O it drives all joy away!
Photographers: Dillon Family
Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon
Collection: Clonbrock Photographic Collection
NLI Ref: CLON2082
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